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 84

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 2 Writer
2019 Anna Writer
2017 Renegades Writer
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Writer
2017 Taken (10 episodes)Writer
2016 Enter the Warriors Gate Writer
2015 The Transporter Refueled Characters Screenplay
2014 Taken 3 Writer
2014 Lucy Writer
2014 Brick Mansions Screenplay
2014 Taxi Brooklyn (12 episodes)Writer
2014 3 Days to Kill Story Screenplay
2013 The Family Screenplay
2013 A Prince (almost) Charming Writer
2012 Transporter: The Series (12 episodes)Writer
2012 No Limit (14 episodes)Writer
2012 Taken 2 Screenplay
2012 Lockout Writer
2012 Blind Man Original Story
2011 Colombiana Screenplay
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds Writer
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Screenplay
2010 From Paris with Love Story
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Characters Writer
2009 District 13: Ultimatum Screenplay
2008 Transporter 3 Author
2008 Taken Screenplay
2007 Taxi 4 Screenplay
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Writer Novel
2006 Bandidas Writer
2005 Angel-A Screenplay
2005 Revolver Adaptation
2005 Transporter 2 Characters Author
2005 Unleashed Author
2004 District B13 Screenplay
2004 Taxi Original Film Writer
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Writer
2003 Michel Vaillant Author
2003 Fan-Fan the Tulip Writer
2003 Taxi 3 Screenplay
2002 The Transporter Screenplay
2001 Wasabi Screenplay
2001 Kiss of the Dragon Screenplay
2001 Yamakasi Idea Screenplay
2000 Taxi 2 Screenplay
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Screenplay
1998 Taxi Screenplay
1997 The Fifth Element Story Screenplay
1994 Léon: The Professional Screenplay
1993 Point of No Return Story
1990 La Femme Nikita Writer Author
1988 The Big Blue Screenplay Story
1986 Kamikaze Writer
1985 Subway Author
1983 The Last Battle Writer
1981 L'avant dernier Writer

Production

Tax6 Producer
2019 Anna Producer
2018 Kursk Executive Producer
2018 Taxi 5 Production Director
2017 Renegades Producer
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Producer
2016 Nine Lives Producer
2015 The Transporter Refueled Producer
2014 Taken 3 Producer
2014 The Homesman Producer
2014 Brick Mansions Producer
2014 3 Days to Kill Producer
2013 The Family Producer
2012 Taken 2 Producer
2012 Lockout Executive Producer
2011 The Lady Producer
2011 The Source Producer
2011 A Monster in Paris Co-Producer
2011 Colombiana Producer
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds Producer
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Producer
2010 22 Bullets Producer
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Producer
2009 Home Producer
2009 District 13: Ultimatum Producer
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Executive Producer
2008 Taken Producer
2007 The Secret Producer
2007 Taxi 4 Producer
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Producer
2006 Love and Other Disasters Executive Producer
2006 Bunker Paradise Producer
2006 Bandidas Producer
2005 Angel-A Producer
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Producer
2005 Transporter 2 Producer
2005 Unleashed Producer
2004 District B13 Producer
2004 Taxi Producer
2004 The Story Of My Life Producer
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Producer
2003 Les côtelettes Producer
2003 Fan-Fan the Tulip Producer
2003 Happiness Costs Nothing Producer
2003 Taxi 3 Producer
2003 Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Executive Producer
2002 The Transporter Producer
2001 Wasabi Producer
2001 Kiss of the Dragon Producer
2000 Taxi 2 Producer
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Producer
1998 Taxi Producer
1997 Nil by Mouth Producer
1990 La Femme Nikita Producer
1988 The Big Blue Producer
1985 Subway Producer
1981 L'avant dernier Producer

Directing

2019 Anna Director
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Director
2014 Lucy Director
2013 The Family Director
2011 The Lady Director
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds Director
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Director
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Director
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Director
2005 Angel-A Director
2005 Le court des grands Director
2001 Music Videos II & III Director
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Director
1997 The Fifth Element Director
1994 Léon: The Professional Director
1992 Mylène Farmer: Que mon coeur lâche Director
1991 Atlantis Director
1990 La Femme Nikita Director
1988 The Big Blue Director
1985 Subway Director
1984 Isabelle Adjani: Pull marine Director
1983 The Last Battle Director
1981 L'avant dernier Director

Crew

Tax6 Script
2012 No Limit (22 episodes)Creator
1991 Atlantis Cinematography

Creator

2017 Playground Creator
2012 Transporter: The Series Creator
2012 No Limit Creator

Acting

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

Editing

1991 Atlantis Editor

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