Actor Harrison Ford explains why he almost didn’t play Han Solo in the film, “Star Wars” because his lucrative career as a carpenter nearly made him say no to working with George Lucas on “American Graffiti.”
George Walton Lucas (born May 14, 1944) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful filmmakers and has been nominated for four Academy Awards.