George Lucas vs James Cameron

George Lucas’s profile picture
James Cameron’s profile picture
$5.26 Billion
Net worth 2018
Media
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Modesto
Residence
United States
Country
14/05/1944
BirthDay
16/08/1954
1.68 m
Height
4
Children
4
Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Southern California
Education
Drop Out, Fullerton College
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2019

At the same time the sequel trilogy was announced a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones series also entered pre-development phase with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg set to return, for a release in 2019 while originally Lucas did not specify whether the selling of Lucasfilm would affect his involvement with such film

2017

On January 17, 2017, Lucas announced that the museum will be constructed in Exposition Park, Los Angeles California

2016

On April 15, 2016, it was reported that Lucas had donated between $501,000 and $1 million through the Lucas Family Foundation to the Obama Foundation, which is charged with overseeing the construction of the Barack Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side

2015

In August 2015, Lucas was inducted as a Disney Legend, and on 6 December 2015, he was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors

2014

In October 2014, Lucas received Honorary Membership of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

2013

In July 2013, Lucas was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama for his contributions to American cinema

2012

In 2012, Lucas sold Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company for a reported sum of $4

2010

A collection of 57 Rockwell paintings and drawings owned by Lucas and fellow Rockwell collector and film director Steven Spielberg were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from July 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011 in an exhibition titled Telling Stories

2009

In 2009, he was one of 13 California Hall of Fame inductees in The California Museum's yearlong exhibit

2008

The Discovery Channel named him one of the 100 "Greatest Americans" in September 2008

2007

Lucas served as Grand Marshal for the Tournament of Roses Parade and made the ceremonial coin toss at the Rose Bowl, New Year's Day 2007

2006

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Lucas in 2006, its second "Film, Television, and Media" contributor, after Spielberg

2005

The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005

2004

For DVD releases in 2004 and Blu-ray releases in 2011, the trilogy received further revisions to make them congruent with the prequel trilogy

2003

From 2003 to 2005, Lucas also served as an executive producer on Star Wars: Clone Wars, an animated microseries on Cartoon Network created by Genndy Tartakovsky, that bridged the events between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith

2002

The final prequel, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, began production in 2002 and was released in 2005

1999

The first Star Wars prequel was finished and released in 1999 as Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which would be the first film Lucas had directed in over two decades

1997

In 1997, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars, Lucas returned to the original trilogy and made numerous modifications using newly available digital technology, releasing them in theaters as the Star Wars Special Edition

1996

Lucas, through his foundation, was one of the leading proponents of the E-rate program in the universal service fund, which was enacted as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

1994

In 1994, Lucas began work on the screenplay of the first prequel, tentatively titled Episode I: The Beginning

1993

By 1993, it was announced, in Variety among other sources, that Lucas would be making the prequels

1988

Lucas subsequently adopted two more children as a single parent: daughter Katie Lucas, born in 1988, and son Jett Lucas, born in 1993

1987

After losing much of his fortune in a divorce settlement in 1987, Lucas had no desire to return to Star Wars, and had unofficially canceled his sequel trilogy by the time of Return of the Jedi

1986

Pixar's early computer graphics research resulted in groundbreaking effects in films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Young Sherlock Holmes, and the group was purchased in 1986 by StEve Jobs shortly after he left Apple Computer

1983

A contributing factor was cash-flow difficulties following Lucas' 1983 divorce concurrent with the sudden dropoff in revenues from Star Wars licenses following the release of Return of the Jedi

1981

They adopted a daughter, Amanda Lucas, in 1981, and divorced in 1983

1980

Following his divorce, Lucas was in a relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt in the 1980s

1979

The animation studio Pixar was founded in 1979 as the Graphics Group, one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm

1977

Lucas' next film, an epic space opera titled Star Wars (1977), went through a troubled production process; however, it was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time, as well as a winner of six Academy Awards and a cultural phenomenon

1973

, and directed the successful American Graffiti (1973)

1969

In 1969, Lucas married film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, who went on to win an Academy Award for her editing work on the original Star Wars film

1968

The film he chose was Finian's Rainbow (1968) which was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who was revered among film school students of the time as a cinema graduate who had "made it" in Hollywood

1967

The studio was unconcerned to relinquish these rights, as its last major attempt in the field, with the film Doctor Dolittle (1967), had proved a discouraging failure

1962

On June 12, 1962, at age eighteen, while driving his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina, another driver broadsided him, flipping over his car, nearly killing him, causing him to lose interest in racing as a career

1944

(born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur

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Besides the additions to the Star Wars franchise, Lucas released a Director's Cut of THX 1138 in 2004, with the film re-cut and containing a number of CGI revisions

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, at 20th Century Fox liked American Graffiti that he forced through a production and distribution deal for the film, which ended up restoring Fox to financial stability after a number of flops

2017

His The Game Changers (2017) showcases vegan athletes and other iconsIn 2006 Cameron's wife co-founded MUSE School, in 2015 the school became the first K-12 vegan school in the United States

2016

"Cameron and his wife are featured in Eating You Alive, a 2016 American documentary

2015

Critical, public and commercial reception to films James Cameron has directed as of May 7, 2015

2014

In 2014, Cameron was the keynote speaker at the first annual Fame and Philanthropy, a charity fundraiser which raised money for several high-profile celebrity charities

2013

In June 2013, British artist Roger Dean filed a legal action at a court in New York against Cameron

2012

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Cameron in June 2012

2011

Disney announced in September 2011 that it would adapt James Cameron's film Avatar into Pandora–The World of Avatar, a themed area at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

2010

In a list compiled by the British magazine New Statesman in September 2010, he was listed 30th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010"

2009

On December 18, 2009, the same day Avatar was released worldwide, Cameron received the 2,396th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2008

On June 3, 2008, it was announced that he would be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame

2007

The documentary, named The Lost Tomb of Jesus, was broadcast on the Discovery Channel on March 4, 2007

2006

In December 2006, Cameron explained that the delay in producing the film since the 1990s had been to wait until the technology necessary to create his project was advanced enough, since at the time no studio would finance for the development of the visual effects

2005

In June 2005, Cameron was announced to be working on a project tentatively titled "Project 880" (now known to be Avatar) in parallel with another project, Alita: Battle Angel (an adaptation of the manga series Battle Angel Alita)

2004

Cameron did not attend the Engineering Sciences graduation ceremony in July 2004 where the degree was awarded but instead received it in person at the National Oceanography Centre

2003

In a 2003 interview about his IMAX 2D documentary Ghosts of the Abyss, he mentioned that he is "going to do everything in 3D now"

2002

The project was cancelled and dropped by Cameron, and his script was rewritten by David Koepp for the 2002 movie Spider-Man, directed by Sam Raimi

2000

He married Amis in 2000, and they have one son and two daughters

1999

In 1999, Cameron received the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton, where he had been a student in the 1970s

1998

In 1998, Cameron attended convocation to receive an honorary doctorate of Laws from Ryerson University, Toronto

1997

This marked his first feature film since 1997's Titanic

1996

In 1996, James Cameron decided to produce the new installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise, but it was cancelled before the Tim Burton version was made

1995

He was preceded by unmanned dives in 1995 and 2009 and by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, who were the first men to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench aboard the Bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960

1994

Made on a budget of $115 million and released in 1994, the film earned $146 million in North America, and $232 million abroad

1992

"Cameron received the inaugural Ray Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1992 for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Avatar would be a finalist in 2010)

1991

Nevertheless, the film was finished on time and released to theaters on July 3, 1991

1990

"In the mid-1990s, Cameron announced that he would make a Spider-Man film, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as Spider-Man and Arnold Schwarzenegger starring as Doctor Octopus

1989

Cameron became an expert on deep-sea exploration in conjunction with his research and underwater filming for The Abyss (1989) and Titanic (1997)

1986

"Composer James Horner refused to work with Cameron for a decade following their strained working relationship on 1986's Aliens

1984

After working in special effects, he found major success after directing and writing the science fiction action film The Terminator (1984)

1981

Cameron was hired as the special effects director for the sequel to Piranha, entitled Piranha II: The Spawning in 1981

1980

Unearthed in 1980 by Israeli construction workers, the names on the tomb are claimed, in the documentary, to correlate with the names of Jesus and several individuals closely associated with him

1979

Cameron next began the sequel to Alien, the 1979 film by Ridley Scott

1978

Cameron's first film was the 1978 science fiction short film Xenogenesis, which he directed, wrote and produced

1977

"Cameron quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry after seeing Star Wars in 1977

1974

He switched to English, then dropped out before the start of the fall 1974 semester

1973

Cameron enrolled at Fullerton College, a two-year community college, in 1973 to study physics

1971

Although Cameron has resided in the United States since 1971, he remains a Canadian citizen

1954

Cameron was born in 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, the son of Shirley (née Lowe), an artist and nurse, and Phillip Cameron, an electrical engineer

1912

Cameron expressed interest in the 1912 sinking of the ship RMS Titanic and decided to script and film his next project based on this event

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His paternal great-great-great-grandfather emigrated from Balquhidder, Scotland, in 1825

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The biggest challenge of the movie was the special effects used in creating the T-1000

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Ghosts of the Abyss and Aliens of the Deep (also an IMAX documentary) were both shot in 3-D and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, and Cameron did the same for his new project, Avatar for 20th Century Fox & Sony Pictures' Columbia Pictures