July 19th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
George tops Forbes Hollywood list. George Lucas is the top earner on the business mag’s brand new list of Hollywood’s highest-paid men. (Wait, men? I guess Oprah isn’t ‘Hollywood.’) Coming up second is Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford shows up at #11.
Number games Because Harry Potter could soon beat Star Wars as the best-grossing movie franchise in the U.S. And yeah, while it didn’t beat Transformers 2′s opening weekend, Half-Blood Prince hasn’t done too shabby. (Would J.K. Rowling count as ‘Hollywood,’ Forbes?)
Flashback. Geoff Boucher digs up an old photo from the 70′s.
Other franchies… Warwick Davis talks a bit about a sequel to Willow with MTV. (We also learn that I am not the only person who hated the sequel books!)
Filed: fiction · lucasfilm · people · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · box office · forbes · george lucas · half-blood prince · harry potter · lists · warwick davis · willow
June 4th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
George Lucas is on the Forbes Celebrity 100 again, this year clocking in at #24 – a hefty jump up from his 2008 spot of #46. The list’s only other Star Wars figure is, naturally, Harrison Ford, at #17.
Other geeks and geek icons making the rank include Steven Spielberg (#7,) Will Smith (#11,) Stephenie Meyer (#26,) Stephen King (#68,) Daniel Radcliffe (#70) and Tina Fey (#86.)
In less listy news, George will be honored by The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago next weekend.
Tagged: daniel radcliffe · forbes · george lucas · harrison ford · lists · stephen king · steven spielberg · tina fey
June 12th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
It’s time for Forbes to break out this year’s Celebrity 100 list… And this year, George Lucas comes in at #46. He wasn’t on 2007′s list, but he was #15 in 2006 and #4 in 2005.
Other ranking geek idols include J.K. Rowling (#9,) Steven Spielberg (#13,) Stephen King (#34,) Keira Knightley (#47,) Daniel Radcliffe (#64,) Cate Blanchett (#77) and Tina Fey (#99.)
Filed: fiction · film · people
Tagged: cate blanchett · daniel radcliffe · forbes · george lucas · j k rowling · keira knightley · lists · stephen king · steven spielberg · tina fey
March 5th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
George Lucas is (naturally) one of Forbes’ Celebrity Billionaires.
He’s #277 on their list of The World’s Billionaires, and featured in Homes Of The Billionaires… But didn’t the L.A. Times article say he doesn’t live at the Ranch? We need a fact-checker, stat.
Tagged: forbes · george lucas · lists