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Luc Besson

Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Actor / Executive Producer | * 03/18/1959 (65) | Paris (France)
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Luc Paul Maurice Besson (French: [lyk bɛsɔ̃]; born 18 March 1959) is a French filmmaker. He directed or produced the films Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988), and La Femme Nikita (1990). Associated with the Cinéma du look film movement, he has been nominated for a César Award for Best Director and Best Picture for his films Léon: The Professional (1994) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). He won Best Director and Best French Director for his sci-fi action film The Fifth Element (1997). He wrote and directed the 2014 sci-fi action film Lucy and the 2017 space opera film Valerian and the Cit..."> ()
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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 that 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Thriller | Drama

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Luc Besson

César Award for Best Director Inkpot Award Sitges Film Festival Best Director Award European Film Award for Best Film 2x European Film Academy Lux Award
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Movies with Luc Besson as Actor(5)

as Boat Owner (uncredited)2000 Taxi 2
as Blond Diver (uncredited)1988 The Big Blue
as The Subway Driver (uncredited)1985 Subway

TV Shows/Series with Luc Besson as Actor(4)

as himself1998 Vivement dimanche
as himself1990 Stars 90
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées

Movies with Luc Besson as Crew(166)

Production/Producer2024 The Weekend Escape
Directing/Director2024 June and John
Production/Producer2024 June and John
Writing/Writer2024 June and John
Writing/Writer2023 Lucy 2
Directing/Director2023 Dogman
Writing/Writer2023 Dogman
Production/Producer2022 Arthur: Malediction
Writing/Writer2022 Arthur: Malediction
Production/Executive Producer2019 Engagement
Directing/Director2019 Anna
Production/Producer2019 Anna
Writing/Writer2019 Anna
Production/Executive Producer2018 Kursk
Production/Production Director2018 Taxi 5
Production/Producer2018 Taxi 5
Writing/Scenario Writer2018 Taxi 5
Production/Producer2017 Renegades
Writing/Writer2017 Renegades
Production/Producer2016 Nine Lives
Writing/Writer2016 The Warriors Gate
Production/Producer2015 The Transporter Refueled
Writing/Characters2015 The Transporter Refueled
Writing/Screenplay2015 The Transporter Refueled
Production/Producer2014 The Homesman
Production/Producer2014 Brick Mansions
Writing/Screenplay2014 Brick Mansions
Production/Producer2014 3 Days to Kill
Writing/Screenplay2014 3 Days to Kill
Writing/Story2014 3 Days to Kill
Production/Producer2014 Taken 3
Writing/Writer2014 Taken 3
Writing/Characters2014 Taken 3
Writing/Screenplay2014 Taken 3
Directing/Director2014 Lucy
Writing/Writer2014 Lucy
Directing/Director2013 The Family
Production/Producer2013 The Family
Writing/Screenplay2013 The Family
Writing/Writer2013 A Prince (almost) Charming
Writing/Original Story2012 Blind Man
Crew/Thanks2012 Lockout
Production/Executive Producer2012 Lockout
Writing/Writer2012 Lockout
Production/Producer2012 Taken 2
Writing/Screenplay2012 Taken 2
Writing/Writer2012 Taken 2
Production/Producer2011 Halal State Security
Directing/Director2011 The Lady
Production/Producer2011 The Lady
Production/Producer2011 The Source
Production/Producer2011 Colombiana
Writing/Screenplay2011 Colombiana
Production/Co-Producer2011 A Monster in Paris
Production/Producer2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
Writing/Story2010 From Paris with Love
Production/Co-Producer2010 22 Bullets
Production/Producer2009 District 13: Ultimatum
Writing/Screenplay2009 District 13: Ultimatum
Production/Producer2009 Staten Island
Production/Executive Producer2009 I Love You Phillip Morris
Production/Producer2009 Home
Production/Producer2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
Production/Producer2009 Hallelujah!
Production/Producer2008 Taken
Writing/Screenplay2008 Taken
Production/Producer2008 Transporter 3
Writing/Author2008 Transporter 3
Writing/Characters2008 Transporter 3
Production/Producer2007 Taxi 4
Writing/Screenplay2007 Taxi 4
Production/Producer2007 The Secret
Production/Producer2006 Bunker Paradise
Directing/Director2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
Production/Producer2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
Writing/Novel2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
Writing/Writer2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
Production/Executive Producer2006 Love and Other Disasters
Production/Producer2006 Bandidas
Writing/Writer2006 Bandidas
Production/Producer2005 Transporter 2
Writing/Author2005 Transporter 2
Writing/Characters2005 Transporter 2
Production/Producer2005 Unleashed
Writing/Author2005 Unleashed
Writing/Adaptation2005 Revolver
Directing/Director2005 Angel-A
Production/Producer2005 Angel-A
Writing/Screenplay2005 Angel-A
Production/Producer2004 Taxi
Writing/Original Film Writer2004 Taxi
Production/Producer2004 The Story Of My Life
Production/Producer2004 District B13
Writing/Screenplay2004 District B13
Production/Executive Producer2003 Ong-Bak
Production/Producer2003 Happiness Costs Nothing
Production/Producer2003 Fan-Fan the Tulip
Writing/Writer2003 Fan-Fan the Tulip
Production/Producer2003 Taxi 3
Writing/Screenplay2003 Taxi 3
Production/Producer2003 The Chops
Writing/Author2003 Michel Vaillant
Production/Producer2002 Blanche
Production/Producer2002 The Transporter
Writing/Screenplay2002 The Transporter
Writing/Screenplay2001 Yamakasi
Writing/Idea2001 Yamakasi
Production/Producer2001 Wasabi
Writing/Screenplay2001 Wasabi
Production/Producer2001 Kiss of the Dragon
Writing/Screenplay2001 Kiss of the Dragon
Production/Producer2000 The Dancer
Writing/Screenplay2000 The Dancer
Production/Producer2000 Taxi 2
Writing/Screenplay2000 Taxi 2
Production/Producer1998 Taxi
Writing/Screenplay1998 Taxi
Production/Producer1997 Nil by Mouth
Directing/Director1997 The Fifth Element
Writing/Screenplay1997 The Fifth Element
Writing/Story1997 The Fifth Element
Directing/Director1994 Léon: The Professional
Writing/Screenplay1994 Léon: The Professional
Writing/Original Story1993 Point of No Return
Crew/Cinematography1991 Atlantis
Directing/Director1991 Atlantis
Editing/Editor1991 Atlantis
Directing/Director1990 La Femme Nikita
Production/Co-Producer1990 La Femme Nikita
Writing/Writer1990 La Femme Nikita
Production/Producer1988 Jeu de vilains
Directing/Director1988 The Big Blue
Production/Co-Producer1988 The Big Blue
Writing/Story1988 The Big Blue
Writing/Screenplay1988 The Big Blue
Production/Producer1986 Kamikaze
Writing/Writer1986 Kamikaze
Directing/Director1985 Subway
Production/Producer1985 Subway
Writing/Dialogue1985 Subway
Writing/Scenario Writer1985 Subway
Writing/Screenplay1985 Subway
Directing/Director1983 The Last Battle
Production/Producer1983 The Last Battle
Writing/Writer1983 The Last Battle
Directing/Director1981 L'Avant Dernier
Production/Producer1981 L'Avant Dernier
Writing/Writer1981 L'Avant Dernier

TV Shows/Series with Luc Besson as Crew(8)

Writing/Writer2017 Taken
Creator/Creator2017 Playground
Writing/Writer2014 Taxi Brooklyn
Writing/Writer2012 Transporter: The Series
Creator/Creator2012 Transporter: The Series
Writing/Writer2012 No Limit
Crew/Creator2012 No Limit
Creator/Creator2012 No Limit

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Luc Besson
Citizenship: France
Born: Wednesday, 03/18 1959 (March) in Paris (France) (current age: 65 years + 117 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN), French (FR, native language)
Children: Juliette Besson, Shanna Besson, Talia Besson, Satine Besson, Mao Besson
Other names for Luc Besson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Люк Бессон"
"吕克·贝松"
"ลุก แบซง"
"リュック・ベッソン"
"뤼크 베송"
"لوك بيسون"
"뤽 베송"
"Luc Paul Maurice Besson"
Luc Besson frequently works together with these people:
Éric Serra (27x, Crew)
Thierry Arbogast (19x, Crew)
Robert Mark Kamen (18x, Crew)
Hugues Tissandier (18x, Crew)
Olivier Bériot (16x, Crew)
Didier Lozahic (13x, Crew)
Julien Rey (12x, Crew)
Swan Pham (11x, Crew)
Marc Hoang (11x, Crew)
Tonio Descanvelle (10x, Actor)
Michel Drucker (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:267, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/10/2024