Luc Besson

Luc Besson

  • Birthday: 1959-03-18
  • Place of birth: Paris, France
  • Also know as: Люк Бессон

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 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.

Filmography

The Big Blue

1988

As Blond Diver (uncredited)

Subway

1985

As The Subway Driver (uncredited)

Taxi 2

2000

As Boat Owner (uncredited)

Production

Atlantis

1991

As Cinematography

Lockout

2012

As Thanks

The Fifth Element

1997

As Director

The Big Blue

1988

As Director

Subway

1985

As Director

Angel-A

2005

As Director

La Femme Nikita

1990

As Director

Arthur and the Invisibles

2006

As Director

Atlantis

1991

As Director

The Last Battle

1983

As Director

The Lady

2011

As Director

The Family

2013

As Director

L'Avant Dernier

1981

As Director

Lucy

2014

As Director

Le court des grands

2005

As Director

Anna

2019

As Director

Léon: The Professional

1994

As Director

DogMan

0000

As Director

Atlantis

1991

As Editor

Unleashed

2005

As Producer

District B13

2004

As Producer

Bandidas

2006

As Producer

Wasabi

2001

As Producer

Kiss of the Dragon

2001

As Producer

Taxi

1998

As Producer

Taxi 2

2000

As Producer

Taxi 3

2003

As Producer

Taxi 4

2007

As Producer

The Story Of My Life

2004

As Producer

Subway

1985

As Producer

The Transporter

2002

As Producer

Happiness Costs Nothing

2003

As Producer

Taxi

2004

As Producer

Angel-A

2005

As Producer

Nil by Mouth

1997

As Producer

Love and Other Disasters

2006

As Executive Producer

Taken

2008

As Producer

Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

2003

As Executive Producer

Transporter 2

2005

As Producer

Arthur and the Invisibles

2006

As Producer

The Secret

2007

As Producer

District 13: Ultimatum

2009

As Producer

Fan-Fan the Tulip

2003

As Producer

Home

2009

As Producer

Colombiana

2011

As Producer

The Chops

2003

As Producer

Lockout

2012

As Executive Producer

Taken 2

2012

As Producer

The Source

2011

As Producer

The Lady

2011

As Producer

Bunker Paradise

2006

As Producer

The Family

2013

As Producer

The Transporter Refueled

2015

As Producer

Brick Mansions

2014

As Producer

3 Days to Kill

2014

As Producer

L'Avant Dernier

1981

As Producer

Taken 3

2014

As Producer

The Homesman

2014

As Producer

Renegades

2017

As Producer

Nine Lives

2016

As Producer

I Love You Phillip Morris

2009

As Executive Producer

Taxi 5

2018

As Production Director

A Monster in Paris

2011

As Co-Producer

Kursk

2018

As Executive Producer

Anna

2019

As Producer

Blanche

2002

As Producer

Hallelujah!

2009

As Producer

Engagement

2019

As Executive Producer

The Last Battle

1983

As Producer

Transporter 3

2008

As Producer

The Big Blue

1988

As Co-Producer

Kamikaze

1986

As Producer

The Dancer

2000

As Producer

Staten Island

2009

As Producer

Halal State Security

2011

As Producer

Arthur, malédiction

2022

As Producer

22 Bullets

2010

As Co-Producer

Jeu de vilains

1988

As Producer

Taxi 5

2018

As Producer

La Femme Nikita

1990

As Co-Producer

The Fifth Element

1997

As Screenplay

The Fifth Element

1997

As Story

Léon: The Professional

1994

As Screenplay

Unleashed

2005

As Author

District B13

2004

As Screenplay

Bandidas

2006

As Writer

Wasabi

2001

As Screenplay

Kiss of the Dragon

2001

As Screenplay

Taxi 3

2003

As Screenplay

Taxi 2

2000

As Screenplay

Taxi 4

2007

As Screenplay

Taxi

1998

As Screenplay

Michel Vaillant

2003

As Author

The Transporter

2002

As Screenplay

Revolver

2005

As Adaptation

Angel-A

2005

As Screenplay

Yamakasi

2001

As Screenplay

Yamakasi

2001

As Idea

Taken

2008

As Screenplay

Transporter 2

2005

As Author

Transporter 2

2005

As Characters

Transporter 3

2008

As Author

District 13: Ultimatum

2009

As Screenplay

Fan-Fan the Tulip

2003

As Writer

Colombiana

2011

As Screenplay

The Last Battle

1983

As Writer

Lockout

2012

As Writer

Blind Man

2012

As Original Story

The Family

2013

As Screenplay

Lucy

2014

As Writer

Brick Mansions

2014

As Screenplay

3 Days to Kill

2014

As Screenplay

3 Days to Kill

2014

As Story

L'Avant Dernier

1981

As Writer

Taken 3

2014

As Writer

From Paris with Love

2010

As Story

Renegades

2017

As Writer

The Transporter Refueled

2015

As Characters

The Transporter Refueled

2015

As Screenplay

Lucy 2

0000

As Writer

Point of No Return

1993

As Story

The Warriors Gate

2016

As Writer

Taken 2

2012

As Screenplay

Kamikaze

1986

As Writer

Taxi

2004

As Original Film Writer

The Big Blue

1988

As Story

The Big Blue

1988

As Screenplay

La Femme Nikita

1990

As Writer

Anna

2019

As Screenplay

Subway

1985

As Dialogue

Subway

1985

As Scenario Writer

Taken 2

2012

As Writer

Taken 3

2014

As Characters

Transporter 3

2008

As Characters

Taxi 5

2018

As Scenario Writer

Subway

1985

As Screenplay

The Dancer

2000

As Screenplay

DogMan

0000

As Writer

Arthur, malédiction

2022

As Writer

Titi l'extra-terrestre

0000

As Screenplay

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