George Lucas is a successful film director, producer and screenwriter.
His most famous films include Star Wars and the prequals, Indiana Jones and American Graffiti
George was born on 14 May 1944 in California and loved comic books when he was younger. As a teenager, he spent most of his time daydreaming. He was more interested in race driving and this became his main passion.
Before he was going to graduate from high school, he was involved in a bad car accident. Recovering from crushed lungs, was when he thought up the idea of 'the Force'.
Being diagnosed with diabetes
Just after he graduated from university, when he was 23, George was drafted for the Vietnam War. During his physical, the doctors discovered that he had Type 2 diabetes and told him that he couldn't go to Vietnam.
The Star Wars creator is said to have inherited the disease from his paternal grandfather. George Lucas set a great example for millions of diabetic patients around the world by keeping his blood sugars levels under control for about 50 long years.