As a last name, Lucas in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch comes from the Latin name of Lucas, the meaning is 'man of lucania'. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning 'bright' or 'shining'. The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe.
Probably the most famous person with the name Lucas is George Lucas.
George Lucas is a filmmaker, with a career largely dominated by writing and production. Aside from the nine short films he made in the 1960s, he also directed six major feature films. His work from 1971 and 1977 was a writer-director, which helped to establish him as a major figure in Hollywood, consists of just three films: THX 1138, American Graffiti, and Star Wars. There was a 22-year break between Star Wars Episode IV and his only other feature-film directing credits, the three Star Wars prequels.
Lucas acted as a writer and executive producer on another successful Hollywood film franchise, the Indiana Jones series. In addition, his decision to establish his own effects company to make the original Star Wars film has produced enormous benefits. This company, the award-winning Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), is acknowledged as one of the world leaders in the field and has created groundbreaking film special effects.
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