History Creator / GeorgeLucas

8th Dec '16 2:08:31 PM Pren
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: His childhood dream was to become a race car driver, and he spent much of his teenage years racing dangerously around town. At age 18 he was almost killed in an accident and was convinced to give it up, though ironically he was in no way at fault; he was t-boned by a speeding car while turning into his house's driveway.
8th Dec '16 2:02:09 PM Pren
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* BookDumb: He got quite poor grades for most of his school years, attributing it to feeling bored most of the time.
7th Oct '16 8:35:46 PM 134340Goat
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* TheOtherDarrin: A trope he seems to despise using unless absolutly necessary. Lucas has said that before he started searching for a company to sell his own to, he had contacted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, essentially saying that if they didn't have an interest in coming back for the next trilogy, he could write their characters out.
7th Oct '16 10:18:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TributeToFido: In the 1970s, he had a dog called Indiana, who helped inspire two characters of his: ''Franchise/StarWars''' Chewbacca (being a big, furry dog that always sat up front with in his car) and the titular Franchise/IndianaJones (referenced in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where we find out [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack Indy took the nickname from his childhood dog]]).
7th Oct '16 10:18:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBreakdown: As mentioned above, his divorce from Marcia is often considered one.
** He seemed to let the FanDumb of the ''Star Wars'' prequels get to him over time, which probably showed the most in the "Why would I make any more [''Star Wars'' movies], when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" quote.



* FanNickname: TheMaker, especially by the fan organization the 501st. Also known to some elements of the fandom as "The Flannelled One", after his love of flannel shirts.



* FlipFlopOfGod: Some of his ideas about what his "original vision" were, although a lot of this was exaggerated by the fandom. He does not say that every change was his original vision or that the prequels were intricately mapped out ahead of time, only that specific items were unable to be realized at the time.



* OldShame[=/=]MyGreatestFailure:
** Has said he wishes to hunt down every copy of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' and destroy it, [[MisBlamed even though he wasn't directly involved with it.]]
** Also, he's not proud of ''Film/HowardTheDuck''.



* ProductionPosse: With Creator/HarrisonFord, albeit not intentionally. They got along well as friends but he didn't want Ford to be a part of all his movies, like Creator/MartinScorsese had done with Creator/{{Robert DeNiro}}. But they brought in Ford to read for Han Solo just in the casting process and the crew fell in love with his take on the character. For ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', scheduling issues with Creator/TomSelleck led them back to Ford once more.



* TrollingCreator: One possible interpretation of his more recent behavior. Then again, if ''you'' had a fanbase [[UnpleasableFanbase like that]], you would too.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Or in this case, what might ''not'' have been. Lucas abandoned his quest to become a race car driver due to a near-fatal accident. If he hadn't had the accident, he might have become a race car driver. On the other hand, he might have died.
25th Jul '16 12:27:43 PM Pren
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In 2016 he was the subject of a biography by Brian Jay Jones, whose previous work was about Lucas' sometime collaborator Creator/JimHenson. This is Jones' third biography, and his first on a still living person.
7th May '16 11:08:34 AM watatatow
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* OccidentalOtaku: A major eiga otaku, for many different classic film genres, including JidaiGeki. [[note]] Notably, ''Star Wars''' "Jedi" are named after the Jidaigeki genre, hence their Samurai-like portrayal[[/note]]

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* OccidentalOtaku: A major eiga Japanese cinema otaku, for many different classic film genres, including JidaiGeki. [[note]] Notably, ''Star Wars''' "Jedi" are named after the Jidaigeki genre, hence their Samurai-like portrayal[[/note]]
20th Apr '16 4:08:28 PM rjd1922
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In high school, George was a car buff, and wanted to be a professional racer, until a near-fatal crash days before graduation; [=EMTs=] actually [[OnlyMostlyDead declared him dead at the scene]]. After recovering, he attended a community college and turned his passion to filmmaking.

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In high school, George was a car buff, and wanted to be a professional racer, until a near-fatal crash days before graduation; [=EMTs=] actually [[OnlyMostlyDead [[NotQuiteDead declared him dead at the scene]]. After recovering, he attended a community college and turned his passion to filmmaking.
20th Apr '16 4:05:12 PM rjd1922
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George is infamous for his iron-fisted grip on the ''Star Wars'' franchise. This may be from Warner Bros.'s ExecutiveMeddling in ''THX-1138'' to cut it down and reduce its marketing budget. It may also stem from the disastrous ''Star Wars Holiday Special'' and also how in its original conception, nobody really understood Lucas re-imagination of the space opera genre and he felt overly protective to ensure that the Franchise didn't simply decay into another sci-fi serial. He is known these days for being a ScapegoatCreator in the eyes of his fans who, since the 90s, have blamed the perceived faults of the series on Lucas' failures. Among certain Star Wars fans, Lucas is considered a great producer who works best when he simply oversees his staff developing his general ideas with the likes of Creator/LawrenceKasdan doing script rewrites, but falters without a strong staff or excellent collaborators to make his ideas work.

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George is infamous for his iron-fisted grip on the ''Star Wars'' franchise. This may be from Warner Bros.'s ExecutiveMeddling in ''THX-1138'' to cut it down and reduce its marketing budget. It may also stem from the disastrous ''Star Wars Holiday Special'' and also how in its original conception, nobody really understood Lucas re-imagination of the space opera genre and he felt overly protective to ensure that the Franchise franchise didn't simply decay into another sci-fi serial. He is known these days for being a ScapegoatCreator in the eyes of his fans who, since the 90s, have blamed the perceived faults of the series on Lucas' failures. Among certain Star Wars fans, Lucas is considered a great producer who works best when he simply oversees his staff developing his general ideas with the likes of Creator/LawrenceKasdan doing script rewrites, but falters without a strong staff or excellent collaborators to make his ideas work.
5th Apr '16 3:58:42 PM SpideyTerry
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* InsultBackfire: The "Why would I make any more [''Star Wars'' movies]" example listed above? It was supposed to highlight all the grief the fandom had given him over the prequel trilogy, but let's just say it didn't go unnoticed when the general reaction to his statement was a resounding, "Good!"
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