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You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

A director makes 100 decisions an hour. Students ask me how you know how to make the right decision, and I say to them, 'If you don't know how to make the right decision, you're not a director.' ---->>>

You can't do it unless you can imagine it.

You can't do it unless you can imagine it.

I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking.

I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking.

I wanted to race cars. I didn't like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college.

I wanted to race cars. I didn't like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college.

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.

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.

Storytelling is about two things; it's about character and plot.

Storytelling is about two things; it's about character and plot.

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.

The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side. ---->>>

I started out in anthropology, so to me how society works, how people put themselves together and make things work, has always been a big interest. ---->>>

Good luck has its storms.

Good luck has its storms.

The story being told in 'Star Wars' is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you're in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they're actually not.

The story being told in 'Star Wars' is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you're in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they're actually not.

The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film - whether it's history, psychology, economics, or architecture - so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn't going to help you unless you have something to say.

The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film - whether it's history, psychology, economics, or architecture - so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn't going to help you unless you have something to say.

Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is. ---->>>

I live a reasonably simple life, off the beaten track. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.

The influence of 'Hidden Fortress' comes up a lot because it was printed in a book once. The truth is, the only thing I was inspired by was the fact that it's told from the point of view of two peasants, who get mixed up with a samurai and princess and a lot of very high-level people. ---->>>

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.

I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.

I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

One thing about 'Star Wars' that I'm really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That's why I like the 'Star Wars' toys.

One thing about 'Star Wars' that I'm really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That's why I like the 'Star Wars' toys.

A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing. ---->>>

Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated. ---->>>

Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.

Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.

I'm not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living.

I'm not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living.

There's no difference between movies and television. None at all. Except in a lot of cases, television's much better than movies. ---->>>

Everyone seems to think that digital technology devoids the medium of content, but that is not true at all. If anything, it broadens the content.

Everyone seems to think that digital technology devoids the medium of content, but that is not true at all. If anything, it broadens the content.

Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them. ---->>>

I'm one of those people who says, 'yes, cinema died when they invented sound.' ---->>>

To be renewed is everything. What more could one ask for than to have one's youth back again?

To be renewed is everything. What more could one ask for than to have one's youth back again?

It was the money from 'Star Wars' and 'Jaws' that allowed the theaters to build their multiplexes, which allowed an opening up of screens. ---->>>

As a Western, 'The Magnificent Seven' was a pretty good film. I don't think it was as interesting or as multi-faceted as 'Seven Samurai.' ---->>>

I am a giant proponent of giant screens. But I accept the fact that most of my movies are going to be seen on phones.

I am a giant proponent of giant screens. But I accept the fact that most of my movies are going to be seen on phones.

'Young Indiana Jones' was one of the happiest times I ever had, so I love television. ---->>>

All art is dependent on technology because it's a human endeavour, so even when you're using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that's technology. ---->>>

One of the amazing things about 'Seven Samurai' is that there are a lot of characters. And considering you have so many, and they all have shaved heads, and you've got good guys and bad guys and peasants, you get to understand a lot of them without too much being said.

One of the amazing things about 'Seven Samurai' is that there are a lot of characters. And considering you have so many, and they all have shaved heads, and you've got good guys and bad guys and peasants, you get to understand a lot of them without too much being said.

I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.

I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.

Football games are on TV, and it doesn't affect stadium attendance at all. It's the same with movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology - looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.

Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology - looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.

None of the films I've done was designed for a mass audience, except for 'Indiana Jones.' Nobody in their right mind thought 'American Graffiti' or 'Star Wars' would work. ---->>>

I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made.

I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made.

If you really love films, and you really want to get the full impact, there's a huge difference between watching something on a small screen with a mediocre sound system and watching it on a giant screen in a giant theater with a huge beautiful sound system. I mean, the difference is electric. ---->>>

There wasn't much as a kid that inspired me in what I did as an adult, but I was always very interested in what motivates people, and in telling stories and building things. ---->>>

When I was making 'Star Wars,' I wasn't restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, 'I'm going to create a world that's fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.'

When I was making 'Star Wars,' I wasn't restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, 'I'm going to create a world that's fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.'

I realized why directors are such horrible people - in a way - because you want things to be right, and people will just not listen to you, and there is no time to be nice to people, no time to be delicate. ---->>>

In 3-D filmmaking, I can take images and manipulate them infinitely, as opposed to taking still photographs and laying them one after the other. I move things in all directions. It's such a liberating experience. ---->>>

I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God's bidding. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer. ---->>>

If you look at 'Blade Runner,' it's been cut sixteen ways from Sunday, and there are all kinds of different versions of it. ---->>>

'American Graffiti' was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death. ---->>>

I grew up in San Francisco. And so I'm informed in a certain kind of way about, you know, believing in democracy and believing in America. And I'm a very ardent patriot. ---->>>

The way I define 'intelligent design' is that when people started out, we wanted to make sense of the world we lived in, so we created stories about how things worked.

The way I define 'intelligent design' is that when people started out, we wanted to make sense of the world we lived in, so we created stories about how things worked.

It's hard work making movies. It's like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it. ---->>>

A film is sort of binary - it either works or it doesn't work. It has nothing to do with how good a job you do. If you bring it up to an adequate level where the audience goes with the movie, then it works, that is all. ---->>>

I've come to the conclusion that mythology is really a form of archaeological psychology. Mythology gives you a sense of what a people believes, what they fear. ---->>>

There should be a point to movies. Sure, you're giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Changes are not unusual - I mean, most movies, when they release them, they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it's the end of the world. ---->>>

I've never been that much of a money guy. I'm more of a film guy, and most of the money I've made is in defense of trying to keep creative control of my movies. ---->>>

Digital technology is the same revolution as adding sound to pictures and the same revolution as adding color to pictures. Nothing more and nothing less. ---->>>

For 'Star Wars' I had to develop a whole new idea about special effects to give it the kind of kinetic energy I was looking for. I did it with motion-control photography. ---->>>

I've always been a follower of silent movies. I see film as a visual medium with a musical accompaniment, and dialogue is a raft that goes on with it. ---->>>

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago. ---->>>

Film is a very tight little box. If you don't fit in that box, you're gone. Television, there's more room to move around. ---->>>

Whenever you do something, people try to re-do it and do a better version, especially if they're in another country. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-14, 1944
Birthplace: Modesto, California, U.S.
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Occupation: Director
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George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lucasfilm, before selling it to the The Walt Disney Company in 2012 (wikipedia)