Biography

Luc Besson is a French film director, writer, and producer known for making highly visual thriller and action films.  Besson has been nominated for, and won, numerous awards and honors from the foreign press, and is often credited as inventing the so-called "Cinema du look" movement in French film.  

Born in Paris, Besson spent his childhood traveling Europe with his parents and developing an enthusiasm for ocean diving, before an accident would push him toward the world of cinema.  After taking odd jobs in the Parisian film scene of the time, Besson began writing stories which would eventually evolve into some of his greatest film successes: The Fifth Element and Le Grand Bleu.  

In 1980 he founded his own production company, Les Films du Loup later Les Films du Dauphin,and later still EuropaCorp film company with his longtime collaborator, Pierre-Ange Le Poga. Besson's work stretches over twenty-six years and encompasses at least fifty-films.  .

Luc Besson is a French film director, writer, and producer known for making highly visual thriller and action films.  Besson has been nominated for, and won, numerous awards and honors from the foreign press, and is often credited as inventing the so-called "Cinema du look" movement in French film.  

Born in Paris, Besson spent his childhood traveling Europe with his parents and developing an enthusiasm for ocean diving, before an accident would push him toward the world of cinema.  After taking odd jobs in the Parisian film scene of the time, Besson began writing stories which would eventually evolve into some of his greatest film successes: The Fifth Element and Le Grand Bleu.  

In 1980 he founded his own production company, Les Films du Loup later Les Films du Dauphin,and later still EuropaCorp film company with his longtime collaborator, Pierre-Ange Le Poga. Besson's work stretches over twenty-six years and encompasses at least fifty-films.  .

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 85

Birthday 1959-03-18

Place of Birth Paris, France

Official Site http://www.luc-besson.com/

Also Known As

  • Люк Бессон
  • 吕克·贝松
  • ลุก แบซง
  • リュック・ベッソン
  • 뤼크 베송
  • لوك بيسون
  • 뤽 베송

Writing TV ShowsMovies

Lucy 2Writer
2019 AnnaWriter
2017 RenegadesWriter
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsWriter
2017 Taken(10 episodes)Writer
2016 Enter the Warriors GateWriter
2015 The Transporter RefueledCharacters
2015 The Transporter RefueledScreenplay
2014 Taken 3Writer
2014 LucyWriter
2014 Brick MansionsScreenplay
2014 Taxi Brooklyn(12 episodes)Writer
2014 3 Days to KillStory
2014 3 Days to KillScreenplay
2013 The FamilyScreenplay
2013 A Prince (almost) CharmingWriter
2012 Transporter: The Series(12 episodes)Writer
2012 No Limit(14 episodes)Writer
2012 Taken 2Screenplay
2012 LockoutWriter
2012 Blind ManOriginal Story
2011 ColombianaScreenplay
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two WorldsWriter
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-SecScreenplay
2010 From Paris with LoveStory
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardCharacters
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardWriter
2009 District 13: UltimatumScreenplay
2008 Transporter 3Author
2008 TakenScreenplay
2007 Taxi 4Screenplay
2006 Arthur and the InvisiblesWriter
2006 Arthur and the InvisiblesNovel
2006 BandidasWriter
2005 Angel-AScreenplay
2005 RevolverAdaptation
2005 Transporter 2Characters
2005 Transporter 2Author
2005 UnleashedAuthor
2004 District B13Screenplay
2004 TaxiOriginal Film Writer
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the ApocalypseWriter
2003 Michel VaillantAuthor
2003 Fan-Fan the TulipWriter
2003 Taxi 3Screenplay
2002 The TransporterScreenplay
2001 WasabiScreenplay
2001 Kiss of the DragonScreenplay
2001 YamakasiIdea
2001 YamakasiScreenplay
2000 Taxi 2Screenplay
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of ArcScreenplay
1998 TaxiScreenplay
1997 The Fifth ElementStory
1997 The Fifth ElementScreenplay
1994 Léon: The ProfessionalScreenplay
1993 Point of No ReturnStory
1990 La Femme NikitaAuthor
1988 The Big BlueScreenplay
1988 The Big BlueStory
1986 KamikazeWriter
1985 SubwayAuthor
1983 The Last BattleWriter
1981 L'avant dernierWriter

Production

Tax6Producer
2019 AnnaProducer
2018 KurskExecutive Producer
2018 Taxi 5Production Director
2017 RenegadesProducer
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsProducer
2016 Nine LivesProducer
2015 The Transporter RefueledProducer
2014 Taken 3Producer
2014 The HomesmanProducer
2014 Brick MansionsProducer
2014 3 Days to KillProducer
2013 The FamilyProducer
2012 Taken 2Producer
2012 LockoutExecutive Producer
2011 The LadyProducer
2011 The SourceProducer
2011 A Monster in ParisCo-Producer
2011 ColombianaProducer
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two WorldsProducer
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-SecProducer
2010 22 BulletsProducer
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardProducer
2009 HomeProducer
2009 District 13: UltimatumProducer
2009 I Love You Phillip MorrisExecutive Producer
2008 TakenProducer
2007 The SecretProducer
2007 Taxi 4Producer
2006 Arthur and the InvisiblesProducer
2006 Love and Other DisastersExecutive Producer
2006 Bunker ParadiseProducer
2006 BandidasProducer
2005 Angel-AProducer
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaProducer
2005 Transporter 2Producer
2005 UnleashedProducer
2004 District B13Producer
2004 TaxiProducer
2004 The Story Of My LifeProducer
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the ApocalypseProducer
2003 Les côtelettesProducer
2003 Fan-Fan the TulipProducer
2003 La Felicità non costa nienteProducer
2003 Taxi 3Producer
2003 Ong Bak: Muay Thai WarriorExecutive Producer
2002 The TransporterProducer
2001 WasabiProducer
2001 Kiss of the DragonProducer
2000 Taxi 2Producer
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of ArcProducer
1998 TaxiProducer
1997 Nil by MouthProducer
1990 La Femme NikitaProducer
1988 The Big BlueProducer
1985 SubwayProducer
1981 L'avant dernierProducer

Directing

2019 AnnaDirector
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsDirector
2014 LucyDirector
2013 The FamilyDirector
2011 The LadyDirector
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two WorldsDirector
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-SecDirector
2010 Arthur, l'Aventure 4DDirector
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardDirector
2006 Arthur and the InvisiblesDirector
2005 Angel-ADirector
2005 Le court des grandsDirector
2001 Music Videos II & IIIDirector
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of ArcDirector
1997 The Fifth ElementDirector
1994 Léon: The ProfessionalDirector
1992 Mylène Farmer: Que mon coeur lâcheDirector
1991 AtlantisDirector
1990 La Femme NikitaDirector
1988 The Big BlueDirector
1985 SubwayDirector
1984 Isabelle Adjani: Pull marineDirector
1983 The Last BattleDirector
1981 L'avant dernierDirector

Creator

2017 PlaygroundCreator
2012 Transporter: The SeriesCreator
2012 No LimitCreator

Crew

Tax6Script
2012 No Limit(6 episodes)Creator
1991 AtlantisCinematography

Acting

2017 Valérian, histoire d'une création
2011 Belmondo, itinéraire... as Himself

Editing

1991 AtlantisEditor

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