Happy Birthday George Lucas!

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Born May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California, Lucas is best known for the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” series.  But, his first film, “THX-1138,” flopped when it came out in 1971.  It was a full-length version of a short film he made while a student at the University of Southern California.  He redeemed himself, however, with a decidedly home-themed movie, “American Graffiti,” in 1973, and has enjoyed one success after another since.

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One response to “Happy Birthday George Lucas!

  1. And American Graffiti was the first film he made with Harrison Ford. THX-1138 is mentioned in almost very film that he has done.

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