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    “I Didn’t Want People To Tell Me How To Make My Movies”: George Lucas Reveals His Somewhat Arrogant Attitude Was The Secret To His Success 

    The man behind ‘Star Wars’, George Lucas is undoubtedly one of the biggest directors in Hollywood. The 80-year-old filmmaker was honored with a Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. And that is where he sat down in an interview to reveal some interesting facts. 

    With numerous awards under his name, George Lucas has remained one of the most successful filmmakers of the 20th Century. He is credited for founding the ‘Star Wars’ and the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchises. So let’s take a look at what Lucas had to say in his interview at Cannes. 

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    George Lucas Reveals The Secret To His Success

    With multiple awards like the Academy Award, Emmys, the National Medal of Arts, and many more, there is no doubt that George Lucas is one of the most respected and successful directors in Hollywood. At the 77th Cannes Film Festival, he revealed the secret to his success. 

    I’m a stubborn guy and I didn’t want people to tell me how to make my movies,” George Lucas summed up the secret to his success at the Debussy Theater in Cannes. Talking about the beginning of his career, Lucas said, “We weren’t really that interested in making money, we were interested in making movies.” He also talked about being mentored by Francis Ford Coppola. 

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    George Lucas Talked About ‘Star Wars’

    The one thing that the audience was dying to hear him talk about is undoubtedly his life’s most memorable work- ‘Star Wars’. And he did not disappoint. One interesting fact is that George Lucas was the first to secure licensing and merchandising rights for his film which was unheard of at the time. 

    The studios didn’t have licensing departments … it took longer to design a toy than it did to make a movie,” he recalled. “They didn’t have faith in the movie,” Lucas said. “The studio was going bankrupt anyway, they had a lot of movies already and they were desperate.”

    I was the one who really knew what Star Wars was … who actually knew this world, because there’s a lot to it. The Force, for example, nobody understood the Force,” George Lucas said. “When they started other ones after I sold the company, a lot of the ideas that were in [the original] sort of got lost. But that’s the way it is. You give it up, you give it up.” 

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.

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