Trivia Question: Which movie character’s name was inspired by filmmaker George Lucas’ dog?
Jabba the Hutt
Answer: They say that dogs are man’s best friend. To George Lucas, his dog Indiana became much more—the inspiration behind the name of everyone’s favorite archaeologist: Indiana Jones. Speaking in the behind the scenes documentary “The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark”, George Lucas revealed: “Indiana was my dog.” The character was originally named Indiana Smith, after his dog Indiana, an Alaskan Malamute that Lucas owned in the 1970s. Director Steven Spielberg disliked the name Smith, and Lucas casually suggested Jones as an alternative.
The answer is: Indiana Jones