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George Walton Lucas Jr., inspired by his teen years 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.

Lucas' next film, an epic space opera titled Star Wars. Along with Steven Spielberg, Lucas co-created and helped collaborate with the stories for the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucas also produced and wrote a variety of films through Lucasfilm in the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1997, Lucas re-released the original Star Wars trilogy as part of a Special Edition, where he made several alterations to the films; home media releases with further changes were released in 2004 and 2011. He also returned to directing with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, consisting of The Phantom Menace. He later collaborated on served as executive producer for the war film Red Tails and wrote the CGI film Strange Magic.

Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful filmmakers and has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards. Some of his movies are among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American box office, adjusted for ticket-price inflation. Lucas is considered a significant figure in the New Hollywood era.

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