Luc Besson

Birthday:

03/18/1959

Place of birth:

Paris, France:

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.  .



Credits

Taxi 5 (2018)
Production Director
Renegades (2017)
Producer
Renegades (2017)
Writer
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Director
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Producer
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Writer
Enter the Warriors Gate (2016)
Writer
Nine Lives (2016)
Producer
The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Producer
The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Screenplay
The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Characters
Taken 3 (2014)
Producer
Taken 3 (2014)
Writer
Lucy (2014)
Director
Lucy (2014)
Writer
The Homesman (2014)
Producer
Brick Mansions (2014)
Producer
Brick Mansions (2014)
Screenplay
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Producer
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Screenplay
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Story
The Family (2013)
Director
The Family (2013)
Producer
The Family (2013)
Screenplay
A Prince (almost) Charming (2013)
Writer
Taken 2 (2012)
Producer
Taken 2 (2012)
Screenplay
Lockout (2012)
Executive Producer
Lockout (2012)
Writer
Blind Man (2012)
Original Story
The Lady (2011)
Director
The Lady (2011)
Producer
The Source (2011)
Producer
A Monster in Paris (2011)
Co-Producer
Colombiana (2011)
Producer
Colombiana (2011)
Screenplay
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Director
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Producer
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Writer
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Director
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Producer
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Screenplay
22 Bullets (2010)
Producer
Arthur, l'Aventure 4D (2010)
Director
From Paris with Love (2010)
Story
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Director
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Producer
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Writer
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Characters
Home (2009)
Producer
District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Producer
District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Screenplay
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Executive Producer
Transporter 3 (2008)
Author
Taken (2008)
Producer
Taken (2008)
Screenplay
The Secret (2007)
Producer
Taxi 4 (2007)
Producer
Taxi 4 (2007)
Screenplay
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Director
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Producer
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Novel
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Writer
Love and Other Disasters (2006)
Executive Producer
Bunker Paradise (2006)
Producer
Bandidas (2006)
Producer
Bandidas (2006)
Writer
Angel-A (2005)
Director
Angel-A (2005)
Producer
Angel-A (2005)
Screenplay
Le Court des grands (2005)
Director
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Producer
Revolver (2005)
Adaptation
Transporter 2 (2005)
Producer
Transporter 2 (2005)
Author
Transporter 2 (2005)
Characters
Unleashed (2005)
Producer
Unleashed (2005)
Author
District B13 (2004)
Producer
District B13 (2004)
Screenplay
Taxi (2004)
Producer
Taxi (2004)
Screenplay
The Story Of My Life (2004)
Producer
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Producer
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Writer
Michel Vaillant (2003)
Author
Les côtelettes (2003)
Producer
La Felicità non costa niente (2003)
Producer
Taxi 3 (2003)
Producer
Taxi 3 (2003)
Screenplay
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Executive Producer
Fan-Fan the Tulip (2003)
Producer
Fan-Fan the Tulip (2003)
Writer
The Transporter (2002)
Producer
The Transporter (2002)
Screenplay
Wasabi (2001)
Producer
Wasabi (2001)
Screenplay
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Producer
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Screenplay
Music Videos II & III (2001)
Director
Yamakasi (2001)
Screenplay
Yamakasi (2001)
Idea
Taxi 2 (2000)
Producer
Taxi 2 (2000)
Screenplay
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Director
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Producer
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Screenplay
Taxi (1998)
Producer
Taxi (1998)
Screenplay
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Producer
The Fifth Element (1997)
Director
The Fifth Element (1997)
Screenplay
The Fifth Element (1997)
Story
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Director
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Screenplay
Point of No Return (1993)
Story
Atlantis (1991)
Director
Atlantis (1991)
Editor
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Director
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Producer
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Author
The Big Blue (1988)
Director
The Big Blue (1988)
Producer
The Big Blue (1988)
Author
Subway (1985)
Director
Subway (1985)
Producer
Subway (1985)
Author
The Last Battle (1983)
Director
The Last Battle (1983)
Writer
L'avant dernier (1981)
Director
L'avant dernier (1981)
Producer
L'avant dernier (1981)
Writer
Lucy 2 ()
Writer