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.