* 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.
* In 2005 during the AFI Life Achievement Award for Lucas, the main trio of the original ''StarWars'' trilogy, MarkHamill, Carrie Fisher and HarrisonFord were together onstage for the first time in years as JohnWilliams' "medal ceremony" music from ''Film/ANewHope'' played. An overcome Lucas stood from his seat in the dais and applauded and the whole room joined in.