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George Lucas

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By Kyler Dana George Lucas George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California on a walnut ranch. He is still alive to this day so a date of death isn't applicable.
Father: George Walton Lucas Sr: Born in 1913; died in 1991 in a nursing home in Modesto, California. Suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Operated the L M Morris Company stationery store in downtown Modesto.
Mother: Dorothy Lucas: Born in 1913; died in 1989
Sister: Ann Lucas: Born in 1934
Sister: Kathleen Lucas: Born in 1936
Sister Wendy Lucas: Born in 1947 Life and Family Before George Lucas became a famous movie director, he had a huge interest in drag racing. He planned to be a professional race car driver when he got older. However, a tragic accident several days before his high school graduation ended his dream permanently. The accident completely changed his view on life. George Lucas' Early Life George Lucas attended Modesto Junior College before he later attended University of Southern California Film School. He made several short films while enrolled in the school. Lucas won first prize at the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival, for his short film called "Electronic Labyrinth". In 1968, he was awarded a scholarship by Warner Brothers to observe the making of "Finians Rainbow" which was directed by Francis Ford Copella, which was a famous director at the time. Copella and Lucas Became good friends, and formed a company called American Zoetrope, in which Created the movie "The Godfather." Afterwards, Lucas Formed his own company called LucasFilm Ltd. Education/Training George Lucas Directed many well known and famous films. Accomplishment/Significance Lucas wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical American Graffiti (1973) in which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award nominations. American Graffiti led him to the screenplay writing of the Star War's Series in which he wrote from 1973 to 1974. Lucas didn't fully create the series until 1977. Major Mistakes: George Lucas biggest movie mistakes would be Star Wars with 267 mistakes. His next one is Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith with 177 mistakes.
Lucas made a mistake that angered Star Wars Fans and that was that the Star Wars films, affected the entire perception of the story for generations of fans. Specifically, he made the Jedi too awesome. (Especially Yoda.) Difficult Character Traits of George Lucas During high school, a lot of people considered George a loser who was headed nowhere. He never applied himself in school and dreamed only about racing cars. George Lucas is extremely shy and rarely gives out praise to his employees. Code Of Beliefs Lucas was born and raised in a strongly Methodist family. After inserting religious themes into Star Wars he would eventually come to identify strongly with the Eastern religious philosophies he studied and incorporated into his movies, which were a major inspiration for "the Force." Lucas eventually came to state that his religion was "Buddhist Methodist." . Definitely A Celebrity/Idol George lucas Shows that someone who did bad in life at first can turn themselves into a famous person and that pretty much anyone can be famous. Lessons You Can Learn from George Lucas Stay True To Your Vision No Matter What . . . When It’s Done, Leave It Alone And Move On . . . Outstanding Character Traits: Some people would have became discouraged after a horrid accident like his. Instead, George decided there must be some reason that he was left on earth, so he set his mind to get his act together and make something out of his life. He attended college and became interested in literature and writing. Instead of driving racecars, he filmed them.

Because of His car accident, George learned how to deal positively with adversity. He continued his "new" life without giving up his old life, George Lucas would have never found his niche in the film industry, and no one would have ever seen "Star Wars." George's employees categorize George as not warm and friendly but extremely critical. In other word you will know when he is not satisfied. George is also categorized as hard to agree with. If you don't agree with him, then he doesn't like you. George's Despicable Life George Lucas was not the best in terms of relationships. People thought that the Lucases had a stable marriage but the marriage had in fact struggled for years. The reasons revolving around the divorce was George's Workaholic tendencys and putting work before his family and his differences in taste with his wife Marcia. Marcia loved to go out and meet new people buy lucas however was very antisocial and would rather spend time with a small group of collaborators from work. The settlement on the Divorce cost George about 50 million dollars. George's life was extremely private after the divorce. Lucas is more a celebrity than a hero because he didn't actually do anything for anyone. He just directed good movies that people enjoy.
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