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Rick McCallum behind the scenes of Revenge of the Sith
Rick McCallum
Biographical information
Born

August 23, 1952

Career
Occupation

Producer

Star Wars work
Other works of note

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (producer)

"There is a group of people who are seriously deranged and who we love dearly. That's what makes Star Wars work, in a strange way."
―Rick McCallum[src]

Richard McCallum (born 1952 in Heidelberg, Germany) is a film producer most famous for his work on the Star Wars prequel trilogy films and Special Editions. Unlike most producers, McCallum enjoys shooting on location (rather than on a soundstage) because he likes the feeling of not being in control and that anything can happen. McCallum sometimes jokes that his sole purpose in life is to make what George Lucas wants to happen.

BiographyEdit

Hayden McCallum

McCallum with Hayden Christensen while filming at Lake Como for Attack of the Clones.

He worked extensively with the British television writer Dennis Potter, producing much of Potter's later work in the late 1980s and early 1990s after Potter parted company with his long-term producer Kenith Trodd. He is the stepson of actor Michael York.

After meeting George Lucas in 1989, McCallum was hired as producer on Lucas' TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which ran from 1992 to 1993 on ABC. He has continued to be Lucas' producer to this day—producing 1994's Radioland Murders, the Special Editions of the original Star Wars trilogy, the compilation films of the Star Wars: Droids and Star Wars: Ewoks animated televsion series, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated television series. His daughter Mousy McCallum played the Padawan Bene in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

McCallum has a small onscreen role toward the end of Episode I, wearing a large black hat and standing behind Queen Amidala as she talks to Senator Palpatine. (Standing at McCallum's right is Ben Burtt [playing Ebenn Q3 Baobab], while co-editor Paul Martin Smith is on his left.) McCallum also played a stormtrooper for the special edition of A New Hope.

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