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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 Le grand bleu (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 27 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1997)
Léon Writer
(1994)
Nikita Writer
(1990)
Joan of Arc Writer
(1999)

Filmography

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  Twice (co-writer) (announced)
 2019 Anna (screenplay) (completed)
 2017-2018 Taken (TV Series) (based on the characters created by - 26 episodes)
- Viceroy (2018) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Render (2018) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Carapace (2018) ... (based on the characters created by)
- ACGT (2018) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Imperium (2018) ... (based on the characters created by)
 2018 Taxi 5 (scenario)
 2017 Arthur and the Minimoys (TV Series) (original idea)
 2017 Renegades (written by)
 2016 The Warriors Gate (written by)
 2015 The Transporter Refueled (characters) / (written by)
 2014 Taken 3 (characters) / (written by)
 2012-2014 Transporter: The Series (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 9 episodes)
- End Game (2014) ... (based on characters created by)
- City of Love (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- 12 Hours (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- Trojan Horsepower (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
- Sharks (2012) ... (based on characters created by)
 2014/I Lucy (written by)
 2014 Taxi Brooklyn (TV Series) (based upon the film "Taxi" written by - 12 episodes)
- Frenchmen Can't Jump (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
- Revenge (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
- Double Identity (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
- The Longest Night (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
- Black Widow (2014) ... (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)
 2014 Brick Mansions (screenplay) / (screenplay "Banlieue 13")
 2014 3 Days to Kill (screenplay) / (story)
  Nikita (TV Series) (characters created by - 51 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (characters - 21 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Canceled (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Bubble (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Pay-Off (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Set-Up (2013) ... (characters created by)
- Dead or Alive (2013) ... (characters created by)
  No Limit (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (adaptation and dialogue - 4 episodes, 2013) (original idea - 4 episodes, 2012) (idea - 2 episodes, 2012) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2012) (written by - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Panique chimique (2013) ... (creator)
- Vacances j'oublie tout (2013) ... (creator)
- Le prototype (2013) ... (adaptation and dialogue) / (creator)
- Mariage à haut risque (2013) ... (creator)
- Braquage à la marseillaise (2013) ... (adaptation and dialogue) / (creator)
 2013/I Malavita (screenplay)
 2013 Un prince (presque) charmant (screenplay)
 2012 Taken 2 (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 2012 Lockout (based on an original idea by) / (screenplay by)
 2012 À l'aveugle (from an original idea by)
 2011 Colombiana (screenplay)
 2010 From Paris with Love (story)
 2009 Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (characters) / (screenplay - dialogues)
 2009 Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (scenario)
 2008 Transporter 3 (characters) / (written by)
 2008/I Taken (written by)
 2007 Taxi 4 (scenario)
 2006 Arthur et les Minimoys (book) / (written by)
 2006 Bandidas (written by)
 2005 Angel-A
 2005 Revolver (adaptation)
 2005 Transporter 2 (characters) / (written by)
 2005 Unleashed (written by)
 2004 Banlieue 13
 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 - Les samouraïs des temps modernes (original idea) / (scenario)
  Nikita (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 81 episodes, 1997 - 2000) (characters - 15 episodes, 2000 - 2001)
- A Time for Every Purpose (2001) ... (characters)
- Let No Man Put Asunder (2001) ... (characters)
- The Evil That Men Do (2001) ... (characters)
- The Man Behind the Curtain (2001) ... (characters)
- All the World's a Stage (2001) ... (characters)
 2000 The Dancer (story)
 2000 Taxi 2
 1999 Joan of Arc (written by)
 1998 The Fifth Element (Video Game) (screenplay) / (story)
 1998/I Taxi (scenario)
 1997 The Fifth Element (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1994 Léon (written by)
 1993 Point of No Return (film La Femme Nikita)
 1990 Nikita
 1988 Le grand bleu (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Kamikaze
 1985 Subway (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1984 Isabelle Adjani: Pull marine (Video short) (written by)
 1983 Le dernier combat (writer)
 1981 L'avant dernier (Short)
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Personal Details

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 »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You can't imagine how many people ask me for a Léon (1994) sequel. Everywhere I go they ask me. If I was motivated by money I would have done it a long time ago. But I don't feel it. When I go to do Angel-A (2005) in black and white, or The Lady (2011) in Burma, I feed myself - and I need that. If I make Léon 3 and Léon 4 and Léon 5 and The Fifth Element 6, 7 and 8, I won't feed myself. I ... See more »

Trivia:

Has written four 'Arthur' children's books, including "Arthur and the Minimoys". The series has sold more than 1 million copies in more than 30 countries. Besson later adapted the book series into films. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Jean Reno See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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