American filmmaker George Lucas is the creator of the all time classics ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’. He was honoured with the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation’ at the Hugo Awards for his films ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1980) and ‘Return of the Jedi’ (1983). His other films include ‘The Rain People’ (1969), ‘American Graffiti’ (1973), ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980), and ‘Radioland Murders’ (1994). He has also directed and written many short films and television series, including ‘Herbie’.
His science fiction, ‘Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB’ failed to recover the money invested in the movie. ‘Star Wars’ (1977) had many glitches while being produced but proved to be a blockbuster and highest grossing film of the year. ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ was judged ‘Worst Screenplay’ at the Golden Raspberry Awards.
Lucas was the chairman and CEO of Lucas films which he sold to Walt Disney. He is also the co-founder of the American film studio ‘American Zoetrope’. Today, he is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. Presently, he has taken a break from producing heavy budget films and is concentrating on smaller projects. His next release in the pipeline is a sequel to the ‘Indiana Jones’ series with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.