Luc Besson

French Actor Luc Besson

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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.  .

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Age 60
Paris, France
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 Anna France Director, Writer 0.00
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States Writer, Director 0.00
2014 Brick Mansions Canada, France Writer 0.00
2011 The Lady France, United Kingdom Director 6.00
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec France Writer, Director 0.00
2009 District 13: Ultimatum France Writer 0.00
2008 Taken France, United Kingdom, United States Writer 0.00
2007 Taxi 4 France Writer 0.00
2005 Angel-A France Director, Writer 0.00
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse France, United Kingdom, Italy Writer 0.00
2004 District B13 France Writer 0.00
2003 Fan-Fan the Tulip France Writer 0.00
2003 Taxi 3 France Writer 0.00
2001 Kiss of the Dragon France, United States Writer 0.00
2001 Wasabi France Writer 0.00
2001 Yamakasi France Writer 0.00
2000 Taxi 2 France Writer 0.00
1998 Taxi France Writer 0.00
1997 The Fifth Element France Director, Writer, Writer 0.00
1994 Leon: The Professional France, United States Director, Writer 0.00
1990 La Femme Nikita France, Italy Director 0.00
1988 The Big Blue France, Italy, United States Director, Writer, Writer 0.00
1985 Subway France Director 0.00

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