* CreatorBreakdown:
** 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.
* 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]]).
* 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.