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“Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.” — George Lucas

I really like this quote because I do believe that everyone has talent. Just look at a film like Star Wars (I’ll pick Episode IV, because it’s my favorite!) To become successful, Star Wars needed good writers, artists, designers, special effects people, sound engineers, actors, make-up artists, costumers, props people, editors, cameramen, etc. And, of course, a good director! The amazing part, this long list of people doesn’t even scratch the surface of those who contributed to the success of the movie.

Some talents are highly visible. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill were on the movie posters and book covers. I’m sure their action figures sold the best. But hidden under the robes and armor were extras playing Storm Troopers and Jawas. Their contribution made the movie work, too.

And lest I forget, there were cooks who prepared the meals eaten on set. There were assistants who made sure everything went smoothly. There were pre-production, production, and post-production workers whose names no one knows whose talents contributed to Star Wars. I think George Lucas would agree with me that each of them have talents – talents which made a difference in making Star Wars an iconic science fiction blockbuster.

Of course there’s a little more to it then having talent. I’ll quote George Lucas again: “Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.”

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