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|Born||Marcia Lou Griffin|
October 4, 1945
Modesto, California, U.S.
|Other names||Marcia Lucas Rodrigues|
|Known for||Star Wars|
(m. 1969; div. 1983)
(m. 1983; div. 1993)
|Children||2, including Amanda Lucas|
Marcia Lou Lucas (née Griffin; born October 4, 1945) is an Oscar-winning American film editor who was most well known for her work on the early 1970s films of Martin Scorsese. Lucas won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing in 1977 for Star Wars, which was written and directed by her first husband, George Lucas.
In 1974, Lucas and Verna Fields were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for their work on American Graffiti, which was directed by George Lucas. In 1975, she edited the Martin Scorsese film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and was supervising film editor on Scorsese's 1976 film, Taxi Driver. She received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing with Tom Rolf and Melvin Shapiro for her work on Taxi Driver.
Lucas won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Film Editing with Richard Chew and Paul Hirsch for her work editing Star Wars. She was a supervising editor on Martin Scorsese's 1977 film, New York, New York. Her last editing credit was as one of the three editors of the third film in the original Star Wars trilogy Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand and released in 1983. Lucas' last film credit was as producer of 1996's No Easy Way.
Lucas was interviewed in Peter Biskind's book, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood.[when?]
In an interview with Mark Hamill, Hamill cited Lucas for her contributions to Star Wars. In Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas, filmmaker John Milius described Lucas' contributions to Milius' own films and those of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese, calling her one of the best editors he knew.:38–39
She met George Lucas while he was attending film school at the University of Southern California, and they were married from 1969 to 1983. They adopted one daughter, Amanda Lucas, who was born in 1981.
Marcia later married Tom Rodrigues, a stained glass artist who worked as a production manager at Skywalker Ranch from 1980 to 1983. In 1985, the couple had a daughter, Amy Rodrigues. Lucas and Rodrigues divorced in 1993.
|1968||Filmmaker||Uncredited editor||George Lucas||Documentary short|
|The New Cinema||Assistant editor||Gary Young||TV Movie documentary|
|1969||The Rain People||Assistant editor||Fransis Ford Coppola||Theatrical films|
|Medium Cool||Assistant editor||Haskell Wexler|
|1971||THX 1138||Assistant editor||George Lucas|
|1972||The Candidate||Assistant editor||Michael Ritchie|
|1973||American Graffiti||Editor||George Lucas|
|1974||Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore||Editor||Martin Scorsese|
|1976||Taxi Driver||Supervising film editor||Martin Scorsese|
|1977||New York, New York||Supervising film editor||Martin Scorsese|
|Star Wars||Editor||George Lucas|
|1979||More American Graffiti||Uncredited editor||Bill L. Norton|
|1980||The Empire Strikes Back||Uncredited editor||Irvin Kersher|
|1983||Return of the Jedi||Editor||Richard Marquand|
|1996||No Easy Way||Executive producer||Jeffrey Fine|
|1998||A Good Son||Producer||Robert Little||Short|
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