George Lucas's Biography
George Lucas is an American filmmaker best known for creating two of the most iconic franchises in movie history, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. His breakout hit, American Graffiti, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director in 1973, and set him on a path that would reshape American pop culture and cinema for decades to come.
Lucas has often been criticized for his later work, particularly the prequel trilogy to the Star Wars films that was released in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, which were critically panned. However, since the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 (for a whopping $4.05 billion), the franchise has seen renewed interest in a new generation of films.
Reportedly, George Lucas’ drink of choice is the classic Old-Fashioned. Made with whiskey, simple syrup, and bitters, it’s one of the simplest cocktails around—and, quite possibly, the first drink that was ever actually called a “cocktail.” It makes sense that someone with Lucas’ love of old-school adventure would sip one in his downtime, considering it’s not too hard to imagine Indiana Jones enjoying it himself. But the real question is, do they have whiskey on Tatooine?
“You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.”