George Lucas - Mind Behind Star Wars to receive honorary Palme d'Or

George Lucas - Mind Behind Star Wars to receive honorary Palme d'Or

George Lucas, the creative mind behind the iconic franchise ‘Star Wars’ is going to receive an honorary Palme d’Or at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival for his contribution and impact on Cinema.

The festival organizers have announced that Mr.Lucas will receive the honor at the closing ceremony of the film festival i.e., on May 25th.

Cannes Film Festival, 2024

Lucas mentioned his respect and admiration for the Cannes Film Festival in a recent statement :

"The Festival de Cannes has always held a special place in my heart. I was surprised and elated when my first film, THX-1138, was selected to be shown in a new program for first time directors called the Directors’ Fortnight. Since then, I have returned to the festival on many occasions in a variety of capacities as a writer, director and producer. I am truly honoured by this special recognition which means a great deal to me.”

Recipients of the honorary Palme d’Or

George Lucas is about to join the list that includes Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Forest Whitaker, and Jodie Foster as well as Harrison Ford. 

Harrison Ford has been a regular collaborator with Mr. Lucas as Hans Solo from Star Wars and Indiana Jones from Indiana Jones franchise. This year Cannes Film Festival will hit its 77th anniversary with French actress Camille Cottin hosting the opening and closing ceremonies.

The Cannes Film Festival is going to to held from 14th May, 2024 to 25th May, 2024 with Barbie filmmaker Greta Gerwig serving as jury president for the main competition.