Los Angeles, CA: American Film Institute, 2005. First? Edition. First? Printing. Trade paperback. 88 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Filmography. Gift card to AFI member laid in. The Award program was telecast on the USA Network on Monday, June 20, 2005. Includes appreciations and short tributes from many luminaries in the entertainment business and key commercial enterprises. George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971). His next work as a writer-director was the film American Graffiti (1973), inspired by his youth in early 1960s Modesto, California, and produced through the newly founded Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful, and received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.
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