Bruce Lee 李小龍 – Martial Arts

Bruce Lee Lee Jun-fan Chinese 李小龍 Enter the Dragon The Game of Death directed by Robert Clouse trained in the art of Wing Chun

Lee Jun-fan ( Chinese: 李振藩 ), known professionally as Bruce Lee ( Chinese: 李小龍 ) actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts ( MMA ).

Bruce Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West.

He is noted for his roles in five feature-length martial arts films in the early 1970s: Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Golden Harvest’s Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978), both directed by Robert Clouse. Bruce Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, based upon his portrayal of Chinese nationalism in his films and among Asian Americans for defying stereotypes associated with the emasculated Asian male.

He trained in the art of Wing Chun and later combined his other influences from various sources into the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do ( The Way of the Intercepting Fist ). Bruce Lee was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In April 2013, he was posthumously awarded the prestigious Founders Award at The Asian Awards.

Bruce Lee legacy – his films dramatically changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in the Hollywood, Hong Kong, and the rest of the world.

George Lucas – Star Wars films creator.

Star Wars films written and directed by George Lucas
The home of Luke Skywalker on the planet Tatooine in the epic space opera film Star Wars.

George Lucas is a four time Academy Award nominated American film and television writer, director, and producer. He is best known as creator of the epic Star Wars saga and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. From 1977 to 2005, he served as co-writer and executive producer of all six Star Wars films, as well as director for four of the films. He also appeared in a cameo role in Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
George Walton Lucas enjoy a friendship with another film director Steven Spielberg and that has resulted in collaborations on films including the Indiana Jones movies Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucas was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Directing and Writing for American Graffiti, and Best Directing and Writing for Star Wars. He also received the Academy’s Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991. He appeared at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in 2007 with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola to present the Best Director award.
Besides his directorial and production work on movies, Lucas is one of the most significant contemporary contributors to modern movie technology. In 1975 Lucas established Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in Van Nuys, California, which was responsible for the invention of the special computer assisted camera crane “Dykstraflex” that was used for most of the space fight sequences in the Star Wars movies (technology which was later adopted by most other visual effects production units, such as those responsible for Battlestar Galactica, considered very similar to Star Wars by many and Star Trek : The Next Generation.

George Lucas sold Lucasfilm (and franchise rights) to The Walt Disney Company.