Remembering Better Times: 10 Pictures That Prove George Lucas Used To Be One Cool Dude

No van is complete until sultry George Lucas is painted on the side.

Poor George Lucas. Yeah, I know he just scored himself a four billion dollar payday, but come on, what’s George Lucas need with another few billion? George didn’t sell Star Wars for the money — he did it because we were all mean to him, so he sold his beloved toys and is going to go live out the rest of his days pouting on his ranch, and it’s all your fault, SO THERE.

George Lucas has been a sad sack of s–t for so long, it’s hard to imagine him as anything else, but once upon a time, before he morphed into a depressing real-life Jabba the Hutt, George Lucas was a pretty cool guy. So come on, let’s revisit the good old days with young, rad George…

pics found here, here, here, here annnnd here.

Yup, believe it or not this “James Dean with better hair” looking motherf–ker is George Lucas. Yet another reason modern day George is so sad.

What’s more impressive, the Death Star model or that ‘fro?

Here’s George, just hanging out being the coolest guy in the shot with Francis Ford Coppola and Akira Kurosawa…

…and Michael Jackson…

…and prime-era Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford.

“Yeah, I’m not writing or directing this one, but I really just wanted to swing by the set and show you guys my sweet new jacket…”

“There’s my trailer, there’s the hook for your robe, I’ll be right with you once I’m done redefining cinema for the day…”

 BFFs, hangin out, filmin’ the best action-adventure movie of all time. No biggie.

“Okay, one picture, but I really have someplace cooler to be David Bowie and Jim Henson…”

Jesus, would you look at this space-Serpico sonovabitch? 

Okay, what the hell, one more…

“What? Would I ever sell Star Wars to who? Disney? F–k off…”