Luc Besson

18 Mar 1959

Writer, Producer, Director

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.

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Filmography (57 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Renegades
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2016)
···Nine Lives
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 2015)
···The Transporter Refueled
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime, Mystery
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2014)
···Taken 3
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2014)
8.3Lucy
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2014)
···The Homesman
Genre: Western, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Brick Mansions
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2014)
···3 Days to Kill
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
By: McG
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···The Family
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Action
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···Un Prince (presque) charmant
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Writer
(movie, 2012)
9.0Taken 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2012)
···Lockout
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2012)
···À l'aveugle
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 2011)
···The Lady
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2011)
···La source des femmes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Producer
(movie, 2011)
···Un monstre à Paris
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2011)
6.8Colombiana
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2010)
···L'Immortel
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2010)
···From Paris with Love
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Writer
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2009)
···Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Transporter 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime
Role: Writer
(movie, 2008)
7.8Taken
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2007)
···Si j'étais toi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Taxi 4
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Arthur et les Minimoys
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Love and Other Disasters
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2006)
···Bandidas
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2005)
···Angel-A
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
7.6Revolver
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Writer
(movie, 2005)
···Unleashed
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2005)
···Transporter 2
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2004)
···Banlieue 13
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2004)
···Taxi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2003)
···Michel Vaillant
Genre: Drama
Role: Writer
(movie, 2003)
···Taxi 3
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2003)
···Ong Bak
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···The Transporter
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···Wasabi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···Kiss of the Dragon
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Writer
(movie, 2000)
···Taxi 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1999)
···Joan of Arc
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1998)
···Taxi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1997)
···The Fifth Element
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1994)
8.0Léon
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1993)
···Point of No Return
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1990)
···Nikita
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1988)
···Le Grand Bleu
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1985)
···Subway - Underground
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1983)
···Le dernier combat
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1981)
···L'avant dernier
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer