​George Lucas next rose to salute, however, it was his unlikely
tale that was perhaps the night’s most touching. He told how when his
daughter was 10 she was a huge Angelina Jolie fan “because of her
humanity, fighting for what is right.” (As he launched into the story,
from the Lucas table, daughter Katie, who had just sat down, was heard
to moan “Oh no!”) So Lucas asked Jolie to lunch to meet her admirer. “At
that point we sat down, and she’d adopted a son, and I’d adopted three
children by myself and it was two basically single parents talking about
children. And I said, children are the pathway to a meaningful life and
to happiness, and this is the one true thing you can do, to have
children.” He paused. “Little did I know she’d take me so seriously.”