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Luc Besson
Producer • Screenplay • Director • Writer • Actor
Born: March 18, 1959 in Paris, Paris, France
One of the most versatile artists, Luc Besson is a French director, screenwriter and producer who is known for his distinctive filmmaking style. A Cesar Award nominee for the Best Picture and Best Picture for his film Leon: The Professional and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Besson owns production companies named Les Films du Loup and Les Films du Dauphin. The writer-director who started his career in 1981 with the French film L`Avant Demier over the years, in his illustrious career has written and directed more than 50 films. Few of his most notable films include Wasabi (2001), Transporter 2 (2005), Taken (2008), and Nine Lives (2016). His 2017 release includes Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an English-language French science fiction action film starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen. His 2018 release includes Renegades. His 2019 release includes Anna.
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Did You Know? (4)

  • In June 2002, Luc Besson was placed under investigation by a Paris prosecutor on the charges of involuntary manslaughter of a cameraman who was hit by a car during the shooting of a chase scene in Taxi 2 (2002), which was produced by him.
  • Luc Besson was appointed as the President of the ‘Official Competition’ jury at the 53rd Cannes International Film Festival in 2000.
  • As a child, Luc Besson wanted to become a marine biologist, however, in an unfortunate accident that occurred when he was 17-years-old prevented him from being in water.
  • Luc Besson has written four children’s book which is called the Arthur series. The series has sold more than one million copies across 30 countries. The director later adapted the book series into films.
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