STAR WARS: EPISODE II
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
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
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 EmmyÂ® 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
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