WATCH LIVE: Obama awards Star Wars creator National Medal of Arts

Lucas wrote and directed the Star Wars movies, and produced the Indiana Jones films, among many others.

“By combining the art of storytelling with boundless imagination and cutting-edge techniques, Mr. Lucas has transported us to new worlds and created some of the most beloved and iconic films of all time,” the White House said in a statement.

Lucas is one of 12 artists, authors and musicians who will be presented with the award at a ceremony in the East Room.

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