Little known fact: David Lynch was asked to direct Return of the Jedi. This is a fact, because it’s on his IMDB trivia page. I’ve spent a lot of time imagining a Lynchian Star Wars film, so it’s great to hear him actually talk about this. It could have been so good! I’m a firm believer in the awesomeness of Dune.
Richard Marquand does deserve credit for his directorial work on Return of the Jedi, if only because he gave us the second most important line of dialogue in cinematic history.
The first most important line of dialogue in cinematic history also happens to be from a Star Wars film, for what it’s worth.