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Samurai Films Influenced Star Wars
Ever wonder where George Lucas got the inspiration for multi-billion dollar empire "Star Wars"?

Our friends over at Cinefix broke it down for us, pointing to the legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa as an undeniable influence on a galaxy far, far way. To many Jedi lovers or Kurosawa fans, that's no big secret, but did you know Kurosawa was brought up on a healthy dose of American films, too?

For the full scoop -- and it's really worth your time -- check out the Cinefix video below!