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Gary Kurtz

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The Resume

    (July 27, 1940-September 23, 2018)
    Produced ‘Chandler (1971),’ ‘American Graffiti (1973),’ ‘Star Wars (1977),’ ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980),’ ‘The Dark Crystal (1982),’ ‘Return to Oz (1985)’ and ‘Slipstream (1989)’
    Bit part in ‘The Godfather: Part II (1974)’

Why he might be annoying:

    He divorced twice.
    He went bankrupt after ‘The Dark Crystal’ and ‘Return to Oz’ both bombed at the box office.
    He clashed with George Lucas over how to make ‘Return of the Jedi.’
    Some fans blame the decline in the ‘Star Wars’ series on his leaving it.
    You can thank (or blame) him for how big a pop phenomenon ‘Star Wars’ has become.
    He made a lot of nerds happy.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is the unsung hero of the ‘Star Wars’ saga.
    He thought up the title for ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’
    His daughters played two of the Jawas in ‘Star Wars.’
    He took the chance of investing in ‘Star Wars’ when nobody thought it would be a hit.
    He was against George Lucas adding new CGI sequences to the original trilogy.
    He said: ‘Just because you can do it, doesn’t make it better.’

Credit: Ratman

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 120 Votes: 52.50% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 76 Votes: 51.32% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 129 Votes: 52.71% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 394 Votes: 56.35% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 33 Votes: 51.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 25.93% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 38.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 72 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 112 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 60 Votes: 20.0% Annoying