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J.J. Abrams’ Long Road To “Star Wars”


J.J. Abrams began his film career as a kid, making his own movies around his house in Los Angeles. Before he graduated from college at Sarah Lawrence, he had sold his first screenplay (1990’s Taking Care of Business), and by the end of the ’90s, he had co-created The WB’s Felicity — the start of Abrams’ extensive success in television. (It was also the kickoff of his professional directing career: Abrams directed a two-part episode from Felicity’s first season, in which Felicity’s cheerful stalker from home gets hit by a bus right in front of her.)

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