This week we take a look at one of George Lucas’s friends while he was learning film at USC, John Milius. A writer and director is his own right, Milius is responsible for some of the cornerstones of modern day cinema and pop culture. Many of the most memorable lines of dialog from Dirty Harry’s “Go ahead, make my day.” to Jaws’s famous Indianapolis speech came from this man’s head. Labeled politically as a conservative in a predominantly liberal Hollywood, some of Milius’s actions and views quite possibly got him blacklisted as a director. Whether that is the case or not, one thing can be said, John Milius’s name is important to the history of cinema as well guiding a young George Lucas on his path to making Star Wars.