George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award-winning American film producer, screenwriter, director and chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the epic sci-fi franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.9 billion.
Depending on who you talk to... George Lucas is either one of the most brilliant cinematic geniuses of our time or he's an idiot. And that mostly depends on whether or not you're going to look at his entire body of work, or just those Star Wars movies. So let's find a bit of balance. Did Lucas screw up with those prequels to his Star Wars films... well, sure. But let's not forget that Lucas deserve credit for being a major influence in more than just Star Wars. Remember, … more