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Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in school. He planned on becoming a marine biologist ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 24 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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  Transporter 5 (characters) (announced)
  Transporter 6 (characters) (announced)
 2015 Transporter 4 (characters) (filming)
 2014/I Lucy (completed)
 2014 Brick Mansions (screenplay) / (screenplay "Banlieue 13")
 2014 Taxi Brooklyn (TV Series) (based upon the film "Taxi" written by - 3 episodes)
- Cherchez les Femmes (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
- Brooklyn Heights (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
- Pilot (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
 2014 3 Days to Kill (screenplay) / (story)
  Nikita (TV Series) (characters created by - 51 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (characters - 21 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Canceled (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Bubble (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Pay-Off (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Set-Up (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Dead or Alive (2013) ... (characters created by)
  No Limit (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2013) (adaptation and dialogue - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (idea - 6 episodes, 2012) (scenario, adaptation and dialogue - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Panique chimique (2013) ... (creator)
- Vacances j'oublie tout (2013) ... (creator)
- Le prototype (2013) ... (creator)
- Mariage à haut risque (2013) ... (creator)
- Braquage à la marseillaise (2013) ... (creator)
 2013 The Family (screenplay)
 2013 Un prince (presque) charmant (screenplay)
 2012 Transporter: The Series (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 8 episodes)
- City of Love (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- 12 Hours (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- Trojan Horsepower (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- Sharks (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- Dead Drop (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
 2012 Taken 2 (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 2012 Lockout (original idea) / (screenplay)
 2012 Blind Man (from an original idea by)
 2011 Colombiana (screenplay)
 2010 From Paris with Love (story)
 2009 Arthur and the Great Adventure (characters) / (screenplay - dialogues)
 2009 District 13: Ultimatum (scenario)
 2008 Transporter 3 (characters) / (written by)
 2008/I Taken (written by)
 2007 Taxi 4 (scenario)
 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles (book) / (written by)
 2006 Bandidas (written by)
 2005 Angel-A
 2005 Revolver (adaptation)
 2005 Transporter 2 (characters) / (written by)
 2005 Unleashed (written by)
 2004 District B13
 2004/I Taxi (earlier screenplay)
 2003 Michel Vaillant (screenplay)
 2003 Fanfan (writer)
 2003 Taxi 3 (scenario)
 2002 The Transporter (written by)
 2001 Wasabi
 2001 Kiss of the Dragon (screenplay)
 2001 Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes (original idea) / (scenario)
  La Femme Nikita (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 81 episodes, 1997 - 2000) (characters - 15 episodes, 2000 - 2001)
- A Time for Every Purpose (2001) ... (characters)
- Let No Man Put Asunder (2001) ... (characters)
- The Evil That Men Do (2001) ... (characters)
- The Man Behind the Curtain (2001) ... (characters)
- All the World's a Stage (2001) ... (characters)
 2000 The Dancer (story)
 2000 Taxi 2
 1998 The Fifth Element (Video Game) (screenplay) / (story)
 1998/I Taxi
 1997 The Fifth Element (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Point of No Return (film La Femme Nikita)
 1988 The Big Blue (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Kamikaze
 1985 Subway (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1981 L'avant dernier (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed DIM underwear ("Dim l'intrépide") commercial See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

In France we have this problem: we cannot admit that movies are also an industry, that a movie is also fun. I think we have the wrong notion of commercial and intellectual or artistic film. Because all films are commercial. When you go to see a film by Jean-Luc Godard, you pay the same price. And believe me, he makes much more money with his little film that cost $1m than lots of people. Two ... See more »

Trivia:

Wanted to become a marine biologist as a child, but an accident at the age of 17 prevented him from being in water. See more »

Trademark:

As seen in Taxi and The Transporter, very distinctive car chase scenes focusing on very low camera shots very close to the front bumper of a fast moving (and often rather mundane) car (transporters Renault 5) with a lot of sideways swerving movment (though traffic or other). Nearly always to a French hiphop soundtrack. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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