People Who Kick Buts: George Lucas
We are all living in cages with the door wide open.
- Born Modesto, California on May 14, 1944.
- An American film producer, screenwriter, and director, and entrepreneur.
- He is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Lucasfilm.
- He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion as of 2011.
- As a child, Lucas never learned to swim, which became a source of embarrassment and frustration as he became older. Lucas has expressed in several interviews that his inability to swim was “the passion that drove me to succeed in filmmaking… [It] gave me the chip on my shoulder that I think was critical to my later success”.