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George Lucas is an award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and chairman of Lucasfilm.  He is the creator of the epic Star Wars saga and, along with Steven Spielberg, created the archaeologist-adventurer character "Indiana Jones".  Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent directors/producers.


  • A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.
  • Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer.
  • Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
  • Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.
  • Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.
  • Good luck has its storms.
  • He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
  • I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
  • If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
  • Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
  • Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.
  • 'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.
  • The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.
  • The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
  • Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
  • When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.
  • Working hard is very important. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take those risks, to be able to jump over the hurdles, to be able to break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.
  • Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
  • You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

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