Birth name: George Walton Lucas Jr.
dad: George Lucas Sr., owner of an office supply store
Mother: Dorothy (Bomberger) Lucas
marriages: Melody Hobson (2013–present); Marcia Griffin (1969-1983, divorced)
Children: With Melody Hobson: Everest (daughter), 2013; Adopted as a single father: Jett, 1993, Catherine, 1988; Adopted with Marcia Griffin: Amanda, 1981
education: Modesto Junior College, AA, 1964; University of Southern California, BFA, 1966
He originally wanted to become a race car driver, but changed his mind after a near-fatal car accident.
Founder of the George Lucas Education Foundation, which encourages innovation in education.
1967 – Get training at Warner Brothers.
1968 – His short film “Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138: 4EB” won Best Film at the National Student Film Festival.
1968 – He works as Francis Ford Coppola’s assistant while filming The Rain People.
1971- Lucasfilm forms.
1973 – American Graffiti, co-written and directed by Lucas, released. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
1975 – He establishes Industrial Light and Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, to create special effects for “Star Wars”. Industrial Light and Magic has become a pioneer in the field of special effects, having worked on several films including, “The Abyss”, “Jurassic Park”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Iron Man”.
1977 – The movie “Star Wars” was written and directed by Lucas. He won seven Oscars. The title was changed to “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” when it was re-released in 1981.
1980 – Release of “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”.
1983 – The movie “Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi” has been released.
1999 – The movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” has been released.
2002 – “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” has been released.
2005 – The movie “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” has been released.
2008 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an animated movie based on the Star Wars movies. The TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is also premiering on Cartoon Network.