Lucas, the Star Wars filmmaker who put Marin on the cinematic map and sold his Lucasfilm empire to Disney for more than $4 billion in October 2012, married his fiancee Mellody Hobson, the chair of DreamWorks Animation, on Saturday at his famous Skywalker Ranch near Nicasio, according to the Huffington Post.
Journalist Bill Moyers reportedly officiated the service, which was attended by the likes of Ron Howard and Samuel L. Jackson (see Tweets above).
The 68-year-old San Anselmo resident, who stood before hundreds of community members in downtown San Anselmo last Thursday afternoon for the unveiling of a Yoda statue and the world’s first public life-size Indiana Jones statue, first met Hobson at a business conference in Aspen in 2006, and the couple has been dating since then.
In December 2012, Patch readers nominated Lucas to be the 2012 San Anselmo – Fairfax Patch Person of the Year because of all the local contributions he's made to the community.
Lucas donated the space to the San Ansemo Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit foundation and paid for the park plans and demolition of the building formerly at the site, located at 535 San Anselmo Avenue. Now, it’ll be up to the community to pay for the creation and maintenance of the park.
Lucas garnered national attention in 2012 for his decision to pull the plug on his plans for Grady Ranch and, more recently, when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion.
He donated all the cash from the Lucasfilm-Disney deal to his foundation Edutopia, which is based in San Rafael and supports education programs.
Lucas was married to film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983. His three children are named Amanda, Katie and Jett.