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

Belmondo, itinéraire... (2011)
as Himself
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
勇士之门 (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
Un Prince (presque) charmant (2013)
Writer
Taken 2 (2012)
Producer
Taken 2 (2012)
Screenplay
Lockout (2012)
Executive Producer
Lockout (2012)
Writer
À l'aveugle (2012)
Original Story
The Lady (2011)
Director
The Lady (2011)
Producer
La source des femmes (2011)
Producer
Un monstre à Paris (2011)
Co-Producer
Colombiana (2011)
Producer
Colombiana (2011)
Screenplay
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes (2010)
Director
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes (2010)
Producer
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes (2010)
Writer
Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Director
Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Producer
Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Screenplay
L'Immortel (2010)
Producer
Arthur, l'Aventure 4D (2010)
Director
From Paris with Love (2010)
Story
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)
Director
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)
Producer
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)
Writer
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)
Characters
Home (2009)
Producer
Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (2009)
Producer
Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (2009)
Screenplay
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Executive Producer
Transporter 3 (2008)
Author
Taken (2008)
Producer
Taken (2008)
Screenplay
Si j'étais toi (2007)
Producer
Taxi 4 (2007)
Producer
Taxi 4 (2007)
Screenplay
Arthur et les Minimoys (2006)
Director
Arthur et les Minimoys (2006)
Producer
Arthur et les Minimoys (2006)
Novel
Arthur et les Minimoys (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
Banlieue 13 (2004)
Producer
Banlieue 13 (2004)
Screenplay
Taxi (2004)
Producer
Taxi (2004)
Screenplay
Mensonges Et Trahisons Et Plus Si Affinités... (2004)
Producer
Les Rivières pourpres 2 : Les Anges de l'apocalypse (2004)
Producer
Les Rivières pourpres 2 : Les Anges de l'apocalypse (2004)
Writer
Michel Vaillant (2003)
Author
Les côtelettes (2003)
Producer
Fanfan la tulipe (2003)
Producer
Fanfan la tulipe (2003)
Writer
La Felicità non costa niente (2003)
Producer
Taxi 3 (2003)
Producer
Taxi 3 (2003)
Screenplay
Ong Bak (2003)
Executive Producer
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 - Les samouraïs des temps modernes (2001)
Screenplay
Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes (2001)
Idea
Taxi 2 (2000)
Producer
Taxi 2 (2000)
Screenplay
Joan of Arc (1999)
Director
Joan of Arc (1999)
Producer
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
Léon (1994)
Director
Léon (1994)
Screenplay
Point of No Return (1993)
Story
Atlantis (1991)
Director
Atlantis (1991)
Editor
Nikita (1990)
Director
Nikita (1990)
Producer
Nikita (1990)
Author
Le Grand Bleu (1988)
Director
Le Grand Bleu (1988)
Producer
Le Grand Bleu (1988)
Author
Subway (1985)
Director
Subway (1985)
Producer
Subway (1985)
Author
Le dernier combat (1983)
Director
Le dernier combat (1983)
Writer
L'avant dernier (1981)
Director
L'avant dernier (1981)
Producer
L'avant dernier (1981)
Writer
Lucy 2 ()
Writer
Kursk ()
Executive Producer
Anna ()
Director
Anna ()
Producer
Anna ()
Writer