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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.
March 18, 1959, Paris, France
1994 Léon: The ProfessionalDirector and Screenplay 1997 The Fifth ElementScreenplay, Director, and Story 1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of ArcScreenplay, Producer, and Director 2002 The TransporterProducer and Screenplay 2005 Transporter 2Characters, Producer, and Author 2008 TakenProducer and Screenplay 2008 Transporter 3Author 2009 Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardDirector, Characters, Writer, and Producer 2012 Taken 2Screenplay and Producer 2014 Taken 3Producer and Writer 2014 LucyDirector and Writer 2014 3 Days to KillScreenplay, Producer, and Story 2015 The Transporter: RefueledScreenplay, Characters, and Producer 2017 Valerian and The City of A Thousand PlanetsDirector, Writer, and Producer 2019 AnnaDirector, Producer, and ScreenplayLimited to the 15 most popular items