I said how can you possibly argue otherwise because I just can't see how anybody can actually say that performances in AOTC are better than perfromances in a Spielberg film. I can say that Hayden's pulling off of the extremely difficult role of Anakin Skywalker is much better than just about all of the acting in "Jurassic Park." I can say that Harrison Ford gives a better performance in ANH (directed by Lucas) than in "Raiders" (directed by Spielberg). All the actors Lucas have worked with say that he doesn't direct actors. All of them? Every single last one of them? I do recall Christopher Lee saying he liked working with Lucas because he's laid back. I don't recall every single actor he's worked with saying, "He doesn't direct actors." Lucas himself says so. Watch the TPM DVD. When Lucas first meets his AD he tells him "I can handle, action cut, faster and more intense, the rest of the time I just sit there looking grumpy". Surely the fact that Lucas admits this in good humour is enough to convince you that he isn't a great director? It's enough to convince me of two things: he has a sense of humor and pokes fun at himself (kind of like when he says he did "More American Graffiti" and it made ten cents) and that he doesn't consider himself a good director. It doesn't mean he isn't. Or maybe you think you know better than the man himself? Hardly. I've never met him and I can't read his mind. But just because someone holds an opinion about themselves doesn't mean other people should hold that same opinion. I have a friend who thinks she's ugly. I think she's beautiful. Should I believe she's ugly because she thinks so?