It's Official! President Obama Loves Star Wars

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It's official, ladies and gentlemen, the leader of the free world loves Star Warsjust as much as we do. On Sunday, December 6, 2015,George Lucas was recognized for his contribution to American culture, and even President Barack Obama was in attendance at the celebration.

"Think about how many children have been raised, at least in part, by George Lucas," said the U.S. president. "Think about how many young people searching for their place in the universe have thought to themselves, 'If a kid from a Tatooine moisture farm can go from bulls-eyeing womp rats in his T-16 to saving the galaxy, then maybe I can be something special too?'

George, I don't know if you've heard, but they might even make a brand-new Star Wars movie soon. It's very low-key, it's not getting a lot of promotion, but it's also pretty remarkable that nearly 40 years after the first Star Destroyer crawled across the screen, we are still obsessed with George's vision of a galaxy far, far away. And we'll be raising our children on his stories for a long, long time to come."

Here are some other movies, television shows and songs that earned the Presidential Seal of Approval in 2015.

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1. 'How Much a Dollar Cost'

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Obama's love of hip hop is a matter of public record. "Barack loves hip hop," said Jay Z, "When I called him he was playing Blueprint in the gym." This year, the president's favorite track was Kendrick Lamar's "How Much a Dollar Cost." 

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2. 'Fates and Furies'

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Released on September 15, 2015, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff paints a creative portrait of marriage using two different perspectives. No wonder Michelle is always talking about how loving her husband is. 

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3. 'The Martian'

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The Martian was one of the highest grossing movies of 2015, so it's no surprise that it was also Obama's favorite film. 

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4. 'The Knick'

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While most of us are endlessly browsing Netflix, Barack Obama is binge watching episodes of The Knick. The season two finale is only a week away, so if you want to catch up, start now. 

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5. 'Bear Grylls'

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Out of all of 2015's historic events, Barack Obama's favorite moment was his cameo in an episode of Bear Grylls. You can watch the president trek through the wilderness when his episode airs on December 17. 

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6. What About the First Lady?

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We can't forget about the lovely Michelle Obama; The president and the First Lady agree on a lot of things, but pop culture is not always one of them.

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7. 'Uptown Funk'

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We don't blame you, Michelle, "Uptown Funk" has been stuck in our head all year long as well. 

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8. 'The Light of the World'

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It's interesting that the First Lady's favorite book this year is also an exploration of marriage. Elizabeth Alexander's memoir, The Light of the World, deals with the sudden death of her husband. 

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9. 'Inside Out'

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Pixar has a way of bringing families together, which is probably why Michelle Obama loved Inside Out so much. 

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10. 'Black-ish'

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Although Barack Obama's favorite show is The Knick, both he and his wife are also obsessed with the new ABC sitcom Black-ish. Anthony Anderson, one of the show's leading stars, has repeatedly petitioned the First Couple to make a guest appearance on the show, and after the president's cameo on Bear Grylls, anything is possible. 

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