George Lucas

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In Film
  • George Lucas Jr. was born

    George Lucas Jr. was born
    He was born in Modesto, California to Dorthy Lucas and George Lucas Sr.
  • George was in a near-fatal car accident

    This led him to deviate from his goals as a race-car driver and led him to a a junior college to pursue Anthropology. He hoped to get good enough grades at Modesto Junior College to have a high enough GPA to make it into USC.
  • George Lucas enrolls at USC's School of Cinematic Arts

    George Lucas enrolls at USC's School of Cinematic Arts
    At USC George Lucas shared a dorm room with Randal Kleiser. Along with classmates such as Walter Murch, Hal Barwood and John Milius, they became a clique of film students known as The Dirty Dozen.
  • After graduating from USC in 1966, Lucas was hired as a teaching assistant assigned to train cameramen for the U.S. Military; he originally wanted to join the Air Force as an officer but beacause his prior speeding tickets they refused .

  • Marries Marcia Lou Griffin.

  • American Zoetrope releases THX 1138:4EB, a movie Lucas wrote and directed.

  • Lucasfilm Ltd. is founded by Lucas

  • Lucasfilm Ltd. and American Zoetrope release American Graffiti and it grosses $115,000,000. Lucas wrote and directed it with his wife Marcia editing it.

  • George Lucas founded the company Industrial Light & Magic

    A division of Lucasfilm Ltd., which has set th bar when it comes to creating visual effects. ILM when it comes to motion pictures, commercial production and attraction industries is one of the leadig effects companies. ILM played a major part in creating 10 of the top 15 worldwide box office successes.
  • The book version of Star Wars is published and Lucus is credited as the author until it's later revealed ghostwriter Alan Dean Foster wrote it.

  • Lucas wrote and directed Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is released with a budget of $11,000,000.

  • Co-writes and executive producer of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which makes over $220 million

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    Adopts 3 kids Mary, Jett and Katie

  • Co-writes and produces Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, which makes over $265 million

  • His wife leaves him for another man

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he co-writes and co-produces, is released. It earned two Academy Award nominations, and won and Oscar for its visual effects.

  • He is director, writer, and executive producer & Star Wars Episode I: is released with a budget of $115,000,000.

  • Director, writer, and executive producer of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is released with a budget of $120,000,000.

  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is released with a budget of $113,000,000. He is director, writer, and executive produce.

  • The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award.