* After selling Lucasfilm to {{Creator/Disney}} for $4.05 billion, [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-deal-george-lucas-will-384947 George donated every cent to a foundation dedicated to education]].
* Originally Lucas hired Leigh Brackett(''Film/TheBigSleep'', ''Film/RioBravo'') to write the screenplay of ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' but she died of cancer right after turning in her first draft(PDF [[http://scyfilove.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Star-Wars-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Brackett-Draft.pdf here]]). Even though hardly any of it was used in the finished film, Lucas still gave her a co-writing screen credit with her replacement, Lawrence Kasdan, because he liked her.
* When ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' director Richard Marquand unexpectedly died of a heart attack at the age of 49 in 1987, Lucas flew to England to attend his funeral.