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George Lucas says he's retiring, tells off 'Star Wars' fans

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Darth Vader and George Lucas (R) onstage during Spike TV's "SCREAM 2011" awards held at Universal Studios on October 15, 2011 in Universal City, California.

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Actor Elijah Kelley, actor Cuba Gooding Jr., director George Lucas and Nate Parker onstage during Spike TV's "SCREAM 2011" awards held at Universal Studios on October 15, 2011 in Universal City, California.

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Film director George Lucas at the "The Adventures of TinTin" New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 11, 2011 in New York City.


George Lucas says he's retiring because he's sad people don't like him anymore, basically. When asked about making more "Star Wars" movies, Lucas responded, "Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"

Lucas told the New York Times that one studio executive wouldn't even come to a screening of his latest project, "Red Tails."

Best moment in the article for Lucas haters: sympathy being expressed for the criticism Lucas gets — from Michael Bay. You also get both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas trying to fall on their sword for being responsible for the much-maligned "nuke the fridge" scene in Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull.

He does say he'll still make smaller, more personal films, though. Oh, and he'll do another Indiana Jones movie, too.

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