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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and ... More »George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Lucasfilm. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion as of 2011. George Lucas was born in Modesto, California, the son of Dorothy Ellinore (née Bomberger) and George Walton Lucas, Sr. (1913–1991), who owned a stationery store. Lucas grew up in the Central Valley town of Modesto and his early passion for cars and motor racing would eventually serve as inspiration for his USC student film 1:42.08, as well as his Oscar-nominated low-budget phenomenon, American Graffiti. Long before Lucas became obsessed with film making, he wanted to be a race-car driver, and he spent most of his high school years... [ Wikipedia ]

Could ‘Star Wars’ Creator Build Museum Here In Chicago?

Now the film’s creator, George Lucas, is looking to build a museum, and he wants to do it right here in Chicago. But is it really in our future, or is it something from a galaxy far, far away? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports. David Perry, spokesman for George Lucas, insists Chicago ...

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Report: There was going to be Batman-inspired Darth Maul Star Wars game

Star Wars creator George Lucas also was supposedly involved in Damage, shifting the game's direction and creating story elements for Darth Krayt and Darth Talon. At one point, LucasArts reportedly considered buying Red Fly outright, but this never materialized, and LucasArts canceled ...

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These are the 10 most boring places in California

The most exciting thing in town is the Vintage Faire Mall and (for a “Star Wars” fan like myself) perhaps the statue of George Lucas (he was born there). Fun fact: Lucas’ film “American Graffiti” is based on his early years in Modesto, but wasn’t actually filmed there (it was shot ...

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‘Star Wars’: Disney takes on original trilogy in new kids’ book series

DiTerlizzi, best known for “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” is an admitted fan of McQuarrie, who was recruited by George Lucas to paint the vivid alien universe that the “Star Wars” mastermind sometimes struggled to put into words. “You know what it’s like? It’s like George Martin and the ...

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' to use Abu Dhabi for scenes set on Tatooine: report

The life-long "Star Wars" nerd has opted to remain very faithful to creator George Lucas' original vision, even co-writing the script with "Empire Strikes Back" scribe Lawrence Kasdan and tapping composer John Williams for the score. ©Lucasfilm Ltd./courtesy Everet In the first six ...

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Star Wars: Peter Mayhew returns as Chewbacca for Episode VII

It was revealed last week by Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn that filming has already begun on the much-anticipated Episode VII, which is set to pick up the story 35 years on from Return of the Jedi, using a plot originally outlined by Star Wars creator George Lucas. The film will be ...

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Progressives rip one corporate tax break, laud another

It's official: Chicago is serious about wooing filmmaker George Lucas to build his museum of populist art in the Windy City. Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed a 12-person committee Thursday to hunt down "the best potential location for the proposed museum, and to explore possible investments ...

Paul McCartney concert: Let it be at new stadium, 49ers say

Star Wars gazing: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just created a task force of community leaders to study possible sites to compete with San Francisco's fallback offer for "Star Wars" creator George Lucas ' proposed $300 million museum of Americana art and Hollywood props. Finding a ...

10 Reasons You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014 | James Altucher

In the George Lucas movie THX-1138 (the name of the main character was "THX-1138"), everyone's choices are removed and they all live underground because above ground is "radioactive. " Finally THX decides better to die above ground than suffer forever underground where he wasn't allowed ...

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Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult

In 1970, George Lucas needed dozens of actors with shaved heads for his sci-fi dystopian movie THX 1138. He had trouble filling the roles at first, since so few actresses wanted to cut their locks, but Lucas eventually found the extras he needed in a strange utopian community ...

Reddit asked Harrison Ford who shot first. Here’s what he said.

But for the 20th anniversary re-release, director George Lucas changed the scene to show Greedo shooting first, but missing despite being at an insanely close range. Then Solo shoots back, essentially in self=defense. Here's the problem for many fans: By not shooting first, Solo's ...

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Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas ' collection of art and filmmaking memorabilia. Emanuel gave the group until mid-May to find a ...

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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew to reprise Chewbacca role

In George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequel films "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (2002) and the aforementioned "Revenge of the Sith," the decision to render Yoda via CGI rather than puppetry perturbed some die-hard fans. As the filmmakers well know, it's not wise to upset them either...

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Robert Duvall's back in 'Lonesome Dove' territory

Since Duvall's beginnings as an actor in the 1950s, his roles have taken a varied path through the urban and the rural -- from director George Lucas' dystopian debut, "THX 1138," to the mysterious hermit in 2009's "Get Low. " For Francis Ford Coppola, he was the Irish consigliere in two ...

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BBC America’s ‘Real History’ is Science Fiction 101

Actor Richard Dreyfuss, who starred in “Close Encounters,” remembers sitting at a restaurant with director George Lucas, who glumly said he’d “made a kid’s film. And, he had wanted to make an adult film … And we commiserated with the billionaire-to-be.” This affects comments on all ...

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Citywise: Kaplan mum on Oakland mayoral bid

Oakland : CA : USA | Apr 11, 2014 at 3:44 PM PDT Last month, she wrote to George Lucas asking him to consider Oakland's vacant Kaiser Convention Center as the home of his planned museum. Then came a letter, co-written with Councilman Larry Reid, urging Mayor Jean Quan not to defund the ...

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'Jodorowsky's Dune' review: The (un)making of a science-fiction classic that never was

In short, if it had come to fruition, Jodorowsky's "Dune" might have usurped George Lucas' "Star Wars" as the most influential science-fiction movie of the 1970s. (As it is, the documentary points out multiple instances of Jodorowsky's ideas ending up in later films, including Giger's ...

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