Luc Besson

BirthDay:

18 Mar 1959

BirthPlace:

Paris, France

Bio:

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 specializing in dolphins until a diving accident at age 17 which rendered him unable to dive any longer. He moved back to Paris, where he was born, and only at age 18 did he first have an urban life or television. He realized that film was a medium which he could combine all his interests in various arts together, so he began taking odd jobs on various films. He moved to America for three years, then returned to France and formed Les Films de Loups - his own production company, which later changed its name to Les Films de Dauphins. He is now able to dive again.
Filmography

Actor ( 41 credits )

Lucy (2014) Doctor in the Paris Hospital (uncredited)
Cinéast(e)s (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Avant-premières (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
From Paris with Love (2010) Man getting out of car (uncredited)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)  Film Director / ... (1 episode)
Cinémas (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Eiga no tatsujin 2: End Credits (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
La traversée du miroir (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Efter Tio (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Creators (2006)  Himself (1 episode)
On n'est pas couché (2006)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2011)
Ce soir (ou jamais!) (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Fabulous Picture Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2009)
Cut Killer Show (2005)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2010)
HARDtalk Extra (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
CAUETivi (2003)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Taxi 2 (2000) Boat Owner (uncredited)
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde (2000)  Himself (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Vivement dimanche (1998)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Vivement dimanche prochain (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Déjà dimanche (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1997-2013)
Bouillon de culture (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself - Director (1 episode, 2009)
The Big Blue (1988) Blond Diver (uncredited)
Subway (1985) The Subway Driver (uncredited)
Victoires de la musique (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Ne quittez pas (1984) Le pompier #2
Champs-Elysées (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Cinéma cinémas (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2001)
L'avant dernier (1981) Le monstre de la fin (uncredited)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1998)

Producer ( 123 credits )

Gardel (2017) executive producer
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) producer
Renegades (2017) producer
Kursk (2017) executive producer
Warrior's Gate (2016) producer
Taken (2016) executive producer (1 episode, 2016)
The Transporter Refueled (2015) producer
Taken 3 (2014) producer
The Homesman (2014) producer
Lucy (2014) producer
Brick Mansions (2014) producer
3 Days to Kill (2014) producer
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013) producer
Collision (2013) producer
The Family (2013) producer
Un prince (presque) charmant (2013) producer
Taken 2 (2012) producer
Lockout (2012) executive producer
Blind Man (2012) producer
Transporter: The Series (2012) executive producer (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
No Limit (2012) producer (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
A Monster in Paris (2011) producer
The Source (2011) producer
The Lady (2011) producer (uncredited)
La planque (2011) producer
Colombiana (2011) producer
Halal police d'État (2011) producer
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) associate producer
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) producer
22 Bullets (2010) producer
Coursier (2010) producer
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) producer
District 13: Ultimatum (2009) producer
Little New York (2009) co-producer
In the Beginning (2009) producer (uncredited)
Home (2009) producer
Le missionnaire (2009) producer
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) executive producer
Taken (2008) producer (uncredited)
Transporter 3 (2008) producer
The Secret (2007) executive producer / producer
Michou d'Auber (2007) executive producer
Frontier(s) (2007) co-producer
My Very Best Friend (2007) executive producer
L'invité (2007) executive producer
Taxi 4 (2007) producer
Valérian & Laureline (2007) producer (unknown episodes)
Love and Other Disasters (2006) executive producer
Tell No One (2006) executive producer
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) producer
Golden Door (2006) associate producer (uncredited)
Bandidas (2006) producer
Quand j'étais chanteur (2006) executive producer
The Jungle (2006) associate producer (uncredited)
Murderers (2006) associate producer (uncredited)
Dikkenek (2006) executive producer (uncredited)
April in Love (2006) associate producer (uncredited)
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006) associate producer (uncredited)
Revolver (2005) co-producer
Angel-A (2005) producer
Color Me Kubrick (2005) executive producer
Ze film (2005) co-producer
Imposture (2005) producer
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) producer
The Black Box (2005) executive producer (uncredited)
Northeast (2005) associate producer (uncredited)
Entre ses mains (2005) associate producer (uncredited)
Bunker paradise (2005) associate producer (uncredited)
Transporter 2 (2005) producer
Au suivant! (2005) co-producer (uncredited)
Unleashed (2005) producer
Akoibon (2005) associate producer (uncredited)
Le souffleur (2005) co-producer
District B13 (2004) producer
The Story of My Life (2004) co-producer (uncredited)
Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004) co-producer
Taxi (2004) producer
À ton image (2004) associate producer (uncredited)
Cheeky (2003) co-producer
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) executive producer (uncredited)
High Tension (2003) co-producer (uncredited)
Michel Vaillant (2003) co-producer (uncredited)
Zéro un (2003) producer
Les côtelettes (2003) producer
Fanfan (2003) producer
Tristan (2003) co-producer
I, Cesar (2003) co-producer (uncredited)
Happiness Costs Nothing (2003) co-producer (uncredited)
Taxi 3 (2003) producer
Laughter and Punishment (2003) associate producer (uncredited)
Chaos and Desire (2002) producer
The Transporter (2002) producer
Once Upon an Angel (2002) associate producer (uncredited)
Blanche (2002) co-producer (uncredited)
Wasabi (2001) producer
Kiss of the Dragon (2001) producer
August 15th (2001) producer
Taxi 2 (2000) producer
Exit (2000) associate producer (uncredited)
The Dancer (2000) producer
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) co-producer
Cour interdite (1999) co-executive producer
Taxi (1998) producer
Nil by Mouth (1997) producer
Léon: The Professional (1994) co-producer (uncredited)
L'enfant lion (1993) executive producer (uncredited)
Arrête ton cinéma (1992) producer
Lune froide (1991) producer
Atlantis (1991) co-producer
La Femme Nikita (1990) co-producer (uncredited)
The Big Blue (1988) co-producer (uncredited)
Kamikaze (1986) producer
Subway (1985) producer
Ne quittez pas (1984) producer
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983) producer
L'avant dernier (1981) producer
Nine Lives (0) producer
Transporter 6 (0) producer
Transporter 5 (0) producer
Lucy 2 (0) producer
Colombiana 2 (0) producer
Twice (0) producer
Shield of Straw (0) producer

Writer ( 48 credits )

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
The Transporter Refueled (2015) (characters)
Taken 3 (2014)
Lucy (2014) (written by)
Brick Mansions (2014)
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Taxi Brooklyn (2014) (12 episodes, 2014)
The Family (2013) (screenplay) and
Un prince (presque) charmant (2013) (screenplay)
Taken 2 (2012)
Lockout (2012)
Blind Man (2012)
Transporter: The Series (2012) (8 episodes, 2012)
No Limit (2012) (creator) (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Colombiana (2011) (screenplay)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) (screenplay)
From Paris with Love (2010)
Nikita (2010) (72 episodes, 2010-2013)
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) (screenplay) (dialogues)
District 13: Ultimatum (2009) (scenario)
Taken (2008) (written by) &
Transporter 3 (2008)
Taxi 4 (2007) (scenario)
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Bandidas (2006) (written by) &
Revolver (2005) (adaptation)
Transporter 2 (2005)
Unleashed (2005) (written by)
Taxi (2004) (earlier screenplay)
Michel Vaillant (2003)
Fanfan (2003) (writer)
Taxi 3 (2003) (scenario)
The Transporter (2002) (written by) &
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Yamakasi (2001) (original idea) &
The Dancer (2000) (story)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) (written by)
Taxi (1998) (scenario)
The Fifth Element (1997)
La Femme Nikita (1997) (96 episodes, 1997-2001)
Léon: The Professional (1994) (written by)
Point of No Return (1993) (film La Femme Nikita)
The Big Blue (1988)
Subway (1985) (scenario)
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983) (writer)
Transporter 6 (0) (characters)
Transporter 5 (0) (characters)
Twice (0)

Director ( 18 credits )

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Lucy (2014)
The Family (2013)
The Lady (2011)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Angel-A (2005)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
Atlantis (1991)
La Femme Nikita (1990)
The Big Blue (1988)
Subway (1985)
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)
L'avant dernier (1981)

Luc Besson Related News


New Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Photo Arrives from Comic-Con

Dane DeHaan takes flight in a new sneak peek at the epic sci-fi adventure Valerian direct from Comic-Con.

Valerian Comic-Con Footage Description Promises Fun, Insane Sci-Fi

Director Luc Besson, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne get a standing ovation after showing the first footage from Valerian at Comic-Con.