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How Steven Spielberg Won Millions of ‘Star Wars’ Dollars in a Bet With George Lucas

CNW: Last week we told you the story of how one brilliant decision in 1973 allowed George Lucas to become a multi-billionaire from the smash hit Star Wars franchise. Long story short, instead of accepting the $500 thousand dollar director's fee he was entitled to, Lucas agreed to film the movie for $150,000.

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RetrospectRealm1303d ago

Spielberg is a smart man... a smart man indeed...

aDDicteD1301d ago

both of them are good friends and it benefited them both. at that point maybe even spielberg does not care if his project was better than george he just did it for funs sake and it did him well.

PFirefly1301d ago

This was on Cracked.com ages ago.

coolbeans1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

And even in recent behind-the-scenes original Star Wars docs.

StarWarsFan1294d ago

I wish I had access to make these kinds of bets.