Won numerous motor racing trophies while a teenager
Badly injured in car crash just days before his high school graduation
Began film career as assistant editor for U.S. Information Agency
Received Grand Prize in the National Student Film Festival for his short version of "THX-1138"
Won Warner Bros scholarship; spent six months as an assistant to Francis Ford Coppola on "Finian's Rainbow"
Appointed vice-president of Coppola's newly-formed American Zoetrope company
Incorporated Lucasfilm Ltd.
Directed (also wrote) debut feature "THX-1138"
Formed Star Wars Corp.
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
Formed Industrial Light & Magic, a special effects subsidiary of Lucasfilm
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
Formed Sprocket Systems Inc., a research and post-production company
Split off the non-filmmaking divisions of Lucasfilm (including ILM, a computer game division and a theater sound systems group) and named it LucasArts
Wrote (also executive produced) the story for "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; first collaboration with director Steven Spielberg
Re-teamed with Spielberg for "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom"; once again wrote and executive produced
Completed trilogy with Spielberg, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"; also provided story and executive producer
Formed The George Lucas Educational Foundation, which provided computer-based technologies for schools
Created (also executive produced) the ABC series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
Began writing the three Star Wars prequels, leaving the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business
Re-released a digitally enhanced "Star Wars" trilogy
Executive produced the Family Channel's "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones"
Returned to directing, releasing the first of the three planned prequels "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
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
Wrote and directed the sixth and final film released in the Star Wars saga "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
Produced the fourth installment of the adventure series, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; re-teamed with Steven Spielberg who directed
Produced the 3-D animated movie "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Executive produced the WWII drama "Red Tails" about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program
Ten months after announcing retirement, sold Lucasfilm, Ltd. to Disney for $4.05 billion; retained as "creative consultant" for newly announced "Star Wars" films