Originally Posted by Gianakin_
He did direct a couple pretty important movies before 1977. They're called THX 1138 and American Graffiti. But hey, let's keep beating a dead horse and a retired Lucas.
Oh and those 2 were such acclaimed successes weren't they? ANH was the only 'great' film he's ever done. 30-40 years in the business and you have 1 'great' film under your belt. Every dog has its day as they say. Can't say the same for Scorcese, Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Kubrick, Coppola, Mann, Kerschner etc. He gives the ideas and lets people who know what they're doing do the rest. Simple.