I should point out that George Lucas gave an interview to Charlie Rose. In the interview he explained that in order to give Star Wars away he had to allow Disney to do what they wanted with it. He said he felt like he gave his children to white slavers. He said Disney did not follow his suggestions for Star Wars 7 but instead pushed the movie ahead another 15 years and changed it from a family film to an action movie. I watched the interview on Charlie Rose.com.
Once he knew what they were going to do with his children, he knew he had to walk away quietly. Lucas, as you probably have guessed, is a perfectionist. He is a very loyal, faithful man who wanted to do right by his fans and his friends. The humility you see in him during the interview is not an act. George is not an actor.
As a side note, if you rent the movie American Graffiti you can watch the bonus features. In them there’s a picture I took of George while we filmed American Graffiti. He has a camera on his shoulder and he looks so good in it that you’ll ask yourself, “Is that really George Lucas?” Well, yes it is.
Also, the woman saying she’s Candy Clark is an actress playing me. When George tried to get in touch with me after Graffiti wrapped he was told I was dead. So he held a look-alike contest to find someone to play me because he couldn’t get the words out of his mouth to tell anyone I was dead. He feels the woman playing me had plastic surgery to look like me – that’s what he told me. [ I mean Candy Clark got an academy award nomination for the role of Debbie and never did any meaningful acting after that? Come on. I, however, did a lot more acting only always under different names. I think the Brothers Grimm may have been my last film.]
I heard Lucas talk about that picture I took of him behind the camera. I took it with his camera, that’s how he has it, because when he got the film developed there he was. I heard he wonders how I got him to look so good – here’s how I did it, I told him to look at me and then I shot it before he looked away. So what you’re seeing is a picture of the way George Lucas used to look at me.