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GEORGE LUCAS (Director) is the creator of the phenomenally successful Star Wars saga and Indiana Jones series and is the Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd. and Lucas Learning Ltd.

Lucas directed his first feature film, THX 1138, in 1970. The film was produced by American Zoetrope and executive-produced by Francis Coppola. In 1971, Lucas formed his own film company, Lucasfilm Ltd., in San Rafael, California.

In 1973, Lucas co-wrote and directed American Graffiti. The film won the Golden Globe, the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics Awards, and garnered five Academy Award nominations.

Four years later, Lucas wrote and directed Star Wars a film that broke all box office records and earned seven Academy Awards. Lucas went on to co-write the stories for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which he also executive-produced. In 1980, he co-wrote the story and was the executive producer of Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg, which won five Academy Awards. He was also the co-executive producer and creator of the story for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The film, released in 1984, earned two Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for its visual effects.

In 1986, Lucas served as executive producer for Disneyland's 3-D musical space adventure Captain EO, which was directed by Francis Coppola and starred Michael Jackson. Lucas was also involved in the creation of "Star Tours," the most popular attraction at Disneyland.

Lucas' next project was the adventure-fantasy film Willow. Based on an original story by Lucas, the film was directed by Ron Howard and executive-produced by Lucas. Willow was released in 1988 and received three Academy Award nominations.

Also in 1988, Lucas executive-produced Tucker: The Man and His Dream. The film, directed by Francis Coppola, garnered three Academy Award nominations. The following year, Lucas served as executive producer for Indiana Jones and the Last

Crusade. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, earned an Oscar for Best Sound Design, and became the number one worldwide box office hit for 1989.

Lucas served as story author and executive producer of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which premiered in 1992. The series won a Banff Award for Best Continuing Series, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Series, an Angel Award for Quality Programming, twelve Emmy® Awards and twenty-six Emmy nominations.

In 1992, George Lucas was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Award, given by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievement in producing.

Lucas was the story author and executive producer of Radioland Murders in 1994. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Star Wars in 1997, Lucas updated each film of the trilogy to bring it closer to his original vision. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition was released theatrically worldwide with digitally remastered soundtracks, restored prints, enhanced visual effects and newly added footage.

May 1999 marked the release of Star Wars: Episode I


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