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George Lucas

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Born: May 14, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Modesto, California, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Won numerous motor racing trophies while a teenager
1962:
Badly injured in car crash just days before his high school graduation
1966:
Began film career as assistant editor for U.S. Information Agency
1967:
Received Grand Prize in the National Student Film Festival for his short version of "THX-1138"
1968:
Won Warner Bros scholarship; spent six months as an assistant to Francis Ford Coppola on "Finian's Rainbow"
1969:
Appointed vice-president of Coppola's newly-formed American Zoetrope company
1971:
Incorporated Lucasfilm Ltd.
1971:
Directed (also wrote) debut feature "THX-1138"
1973:
Formed Star Wars Corp.
1973:
Co-produced first feature "American Graffiti"; also directed and co-wrote; film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay
1975:
Formed Industrial Light & Magic, a special effects subsidiary of Lucasfilm
1977:
Third and last directing assignment before taking a 20 year sabbatical, "Star Wars"; film earned 11 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay
1980:
Formed Sprocket Systems Inc., a research and post-production company
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Split off the non-filmmaking divisions of Lucasfilm (including ILM, a computer game division and a theater sound systems group) and named it LucasArts
1981:
Wrote (also executive produced) the story for "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; first collaboration with director Steven Spielberg
1984:
Re-teamed with Spielberg for "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom"; once again wrote and executive produced
1989:
Completed trilogy with Spielberg, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"; also provided story and executive producer
1990:
Formed The George Lucas Educational Foundation, which provided computer-based technologies for schools
1992:
Created (also executive produced) the ABC series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
1994:
Began writing the three Star Wars prequels, leaving the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business
1997:
Re-released a digitally enhanced "Star Wars" trilogy
1999:
Executive produced the Family Channel's "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones"
1999:
Returned to directing, releasing the first of the three planned prequels "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
2002:
Directed the fifth film in the saga "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"; first feature to be shot completely on a high definition digital 24-frame system
2005:
Wrote and directed the sixth and final film released in the Star Wars saga "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
2008:
Produced the fourth installment of the adventure series, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; re-teamed with Steven Spielberg who directed
2008:
Produced the 3-D animated movie "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
2012:
Executive produced the WWII drama "Red Tails" about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program
2012:
Ten months after announcing retirement, sold Lucasfilm, Ltd. to Disney for $4.05 billion; retained as "creative consultant" for newly announced "Star Wars" films

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