Matthew TrostCreative writingGeorge LucasGeorge Lucas is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur, some might refer to him as one of the greatest of our time. Credited for popular movies like Star Wars, Indiana jones, American Graffiti and Willow. All well received by Critics and audiences all around the world. Some of the awards he has received would include, Nikola Tesla Satellite Award, Saturn Award for Best Writing and NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award, to name a few. He has definitely made a name for himself a name well deserved. Georges was born in May 14, 1944 raised in Modesto, California. Growing up, Lucas had a passion for cars and auto racing. Which may have inspired some of his films like 1:42.08 and American Graffiti. Before Lucas became infatuated with filmmaking, he strived to be a professional race-car driver, spending most of his high school years racing on the tracks at fairgrounds and hanging out in car garages. On June 12, 1962, at just eighteen years old, while driving his souped-up muscle car, another teenage driver broadsided him, flipping over his car, nearly killing him, causing him to lose interest in racing as a whole. After that could of been tragedy he attended Modesto Junior College, where he studied anthropology, sociology, and literature, amongst other subjects. He also began shooting with an 8mm camera manly of car races. At this time, Lucas met a well renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, another race enthusiast. Wexler, later worked with George on several occasions and was impressed by his talent. “George had a very good eye, and he thought visually,”he said.Lucas then transferred to the University of Southern California. A School of Cinematic Arts. During the years at USC, George had a shared dorm room with Randal Kleiser. Along with some other classmates such as Walter Murch, Hal Barwood. They became the clique of film students known as “The Dirty Dozen”. He also became good friends with a future Indiana Jones collaborator, Steven Spielberg. George’s first job was Working as a teaching instructor for a class of U.S. Navy students who were being taught documentary cinematography. Lucas directed the short film THX 1138 4EB which won first prize at the 1967–68 National Student film festival.