George Lucas

George Lucas

Highest Rated: 100% Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989)

Lowest Rated: 14% Howard the Duck (1986)

Birthday: May 14, 1944

Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA

Arguably the most important innovator cinema history, George Lucas pushed the envelope ever since his early film student days. Considered a wunderkind by his contemporaries, he initially had difficulty communicating his vision to studio executives, who did little to support "THX 1138" (1971) or "American Graffiti" (1973), his first two features. Lucas again struggled to find a studio to take a risk on his sci-fi epic "Star Wars" (1977), although its monumental triumph both set the standard for the blockbuster film and established Lucas as a titan in the industry. When he teamed with fellow boy genius Steven Spielberg on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and its sequels, his stature was secured. In addition to overseeing the continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker in various forms, Lucas acted as executive producer on several projects throughout the 1980s and became the industry's premier innovator of theatre and film technology through his companies ILM and Lucasfilm . While merchandising from "Star Wars" continued to earn him millions, Lucas continually tinkered with the existing trilogy, often angering diehard fans. "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999) and its two prequels ruled the box office, but fan and critical reaction was tepid. Another long-awaited project "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) also made money, but ultimately left viewers cold. Consequently, Lucas' legacy would be one of conflicting emotions from generations of ardent fans who simultaneously felt inspired by and betrayed by the once infallible creative genius.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
18% 52% Strange Magic Executive Producer $12.4M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Magic 3D Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Magic Executive Producer - 2015
40% 57% Red Tails Executive Producer $49.9M 2012
60% 69% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Unknown (Character) $21.9K 2009
18% 40% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Executive Producer $456.8K 2008
78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Executive Producer $317.0M 2008
79% 66% Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith Director,
Producer,
Writer
$380.3M 2005
100% 100% Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing Unknown (Character) - 2004
66% 56% Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$310.7M 2002
51% 59% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$474.5M 1999
88% 94% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Writer,
Executive Producer
$195.1M 1989
100% 82% Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation Writer - 1989
83% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Executive Producer $19.2M 1988
70% 79% The Land Before Time Executive Producer $45.8M 1988
56% 81% Powaqqatsi Executive Producer $75.8K 1988
52% 79% Willow Writer,
Executive Producer
$55.6M 1988
14% 38% Howard the Duck Executive Producer $15.0M 1986
75% 86% Labyrinth Executive Producer $12.1M 1986
No Score Yet 51% Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Executive Producer - 1985
21% 44% The Ewok Adventure Executive Producer - 1984
83% 81% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1984
No Score Yet 91% Twice Upon a Time Executive Producer - 1983
83% 94% Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi Writer,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$309.3M 1983
98% 80% Body Heat Executive Producer - 1981
96% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Writer,
Executive Producer,
Film Editing
$248.2M 1981
88% 92% Kagemusha Executive Producer - 1980
94% 97% Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back Writer,
Executive Producer
$291.9M 1980
20% 33% More American Graffiti Executive Producer - 1979
93% 96% Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$345 1977
96% 84% American Graffiti Director,
Writer
- 1973
86% 73% THX-1138 Director,
Writer,
Film Editing
- 1971
93% 91% Gimme Shelter Cinematographer $252.6K 1970
No Score Yet 79% Herbie Director,
Writer
- 1966
No Score Yet 54% 1:42:08: A Man and His Car Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willow Writer 2022
93% 91% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Writer,
Executive Producer
2010-2014 2020
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The UCB Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2006
67% 70% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 89% Star Wars: Clone Wars Writer 2003
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Himself (Guest Star) 2003
77% 74% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Executive Producer 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Wars Animated Adventures: Droids Executive Producer 1985-1986