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Luc Besson


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 »

Known For

The Fifth Element
(1997)
Taken 2
Taken 2 Writer
(2012)
Transporter 2
Transporter 2 Writer
(2005)

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 2017 The Lake (completed)
  Twice (co-writer) (announced)
 2015 The Transporter Refueled (characters) / (written by)
 2014 Taken 3 (characters) / (written by)
 2014/I Lucy (written by)
 2014 Brick Mansions (screenplay) / (screenplay "Banlieue 13")
 2014 3 Days to Kill (screenplay) / (story)
 2013/I The Family (screenplay)
 2013 Un prince (presque) charmant (screenplay)
 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 (original idea) / (scenario)
 2000 The Dancer (story)
 2000 Taxi 2
 1998/I Taxi
 1997 The Fifth Element (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1994 Léon: The Professional (written by)
 1993 Point of No Return (film La Femme Nikita)
 1988 The Big Blue (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Kamikaze
 1985 Subway (dialogue) / (scenario)
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Other Works:

Magazine cover: Photographed Bruce Willis for cover of Première (France) 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:

[2014] I can't do this job just like a business. If I don't love the film and I'm not ready to get exhausted for it, I can't do it. I can't go to Hollywood, take a big cheque and say, "Action!" and "Cut!". It's just not me. I come from the source, from the ground up: putting cables together and holding cameras aged 17, and I'm physically like that. If I believe in a film, I don't care if it's ... See more »

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Has five children with three different women. See more »

Trademark:

Often features fully enclosed sets with no natural lighting See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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