George Lucas

14 May 1944

Writer, Producer, Director, Actor

Arguably the most important film innovator in the history of the medium, George Lucas continually "pushed the envelope" of filmmaking technology since his early days as a student at U.S.C. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he had a much harder time communicating his vision to studio executives, whose meddling managed to compromise each of his first three feature directing efforts in some way. The monumental success of "Star Wars" (1977) ushered in the era of the "summer blockbuster," which, despite the later popularity of low budget independent films, was still the prevailing mentality powering the Hollywood engine.

Though he set the tone and established the expectations which influenced studios to devote the bulk of their resources to films designed to blast off into hyperspace for spectacular profits, it was doubtful that a film as revolutionary as "Star Wars" was in its day could get made in the later blockbuster assembly line climate of the new millennium.

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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Role: Writer
(movie, 2015)
···Strange Magic
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Music, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Force
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2008)
···Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Genre: Thriller, Animation, Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Producer
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Writer
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1994)
···Beverly Hills Cop III
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Disappointed Man)
(movie, 1991)
···Hook
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited))
Role: Actor (as Himself)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1988)
···The Land Before Time
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 1988)
6.0Willow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1986)
···Howard the Duck
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Producer
(movie, 1986)
···Labyrinth
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Producer
(movie, 1985)
···Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Producer
(movie, 1984)
···The Ewok Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1983)
8.6Return of the Jedi
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1981)
7.9Raiders of the Lost Ark
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1980)
9.1The Empire Strikes Back
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1980)
···Kagemusha
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Role: Producer
(movie, 1979)
···More American Graffiti
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1977)
8.6Star Wars
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1973)
···American Graffiti
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1971)
···THX 1138
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Director, Writer