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George Lucas

Birth Name: 
George Walton Lucas Jr.
Birthday: 
Sunday, May 14, 1944
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Birth Place: 
Modesto, California, United States
Height: 
5' 7"

George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012.

Awards and Nominations

1992 - Won - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
1978 - Nominated - Best Director (Star Wars)
1978 - Nominated - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Star Wars)
1974 - Nominated - Best Director (American Graffiti)
1974 - Nominated - Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced (American Graffiti)

News

Lucas announces special features for Star Wars blu-ray release

May the 4th be with you! Yes, it's on this none-more-punny date that George Lucas and team have chosen to announce that the already-planned Star Wars Blu-ray will be released on September 12 around the world and September 16 in the US. And the list of extras is also here!... Read more
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'Star Wars' 3D rollout gets 'Episode I' release date

Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox will release the 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I:The Phantom Menace on Feb. 10, 2012. George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic is supervising the 3D conversion, with an eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions.... Read more
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'Star Wars' saga set for 3D release starting 2012

Big news on the 3D front.... Read more
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George Lucas set to begin rolling on 'Red Tails'...finally.

It's not only war that's hell—war movies, too, can take their toll. Luckily for George Lucas, his would-be WWII epic that's nearly two decades in the making is almost ready to go into production, with two more big-name castmembers signed on to take part.... Read more
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Reviews

American Graffiti: Special Edition (BLU-RAY)

As I sat down, for what would mark my first time ever seeing George Lucas’ star studded classic American Graffiti, I wondered what kind of transfer Universal would bring. My history with the studio has been up and down as far as video quality in surprising ways.... Read more
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THX 1138: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Take a journey into a dark future. The human race is forced to stay sedated and kept under mind control by the government.  The movie is only about an hour and half but feels like three hours as the first part drags along in a confusing mundane way.... Read more
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