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Luc Besson

Writer | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
The Fifth Element (1997) | Léon: The Professional (1994) | Taken 2 (2012)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 27 wins & 21 nominations More »
BORN 
Mar 18, 1959 (age 58)
HEIGHT 
5' 8¼" (1.73m)

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Projects in Development (7 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
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Past Film & Video (112 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (10 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for TakenTaken (TV Series) Writer (based on the characters created by) (10 episodes, 2017), Executive Producer (9 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 10
    • I Surrender (May 1, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (based on the characters created by)  Less
    • Gone (Apr 24, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (based on the characters created by)  Less
    • Leah (Apr 17, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (based on the characters created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Moi c'est AfflelouMoi c'est Afflelou (TV Short) Director  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Taxi BrooklynTaxi Brooklyn (TV Series) Writer (based upon the film "Taxi" written by) (12 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 12
    • Revenge (Sep 10, 2014) Writer (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)  Less
    • Frenchmen Can't Jump (Sep 3, 2014) Writer (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)  Less
    • The Longest Night (Aug 27, 2014) Writer (based upon the film "Taxi" written by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for NikitaNikita (TV Series) Writer (characters created by) (51 episodes, 2011–2013), Writer (characters) (21 episodes, 2010–2011)  Less 2010–2013 72
    • Canceled (Dec 27, 2013) Writer (characters created by)  Less
    • Bubble (Dec 20, 2013) Writer (characters created by)  Less
    • Pay-Off (Dec 13, 2013) Writer (characters created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for No LimitNo Limit (TV Series) Writer (creator) (13 episodes, 2012–2013), Producer (12 episodes, 2012–2013), Writer (adaptation and dialogue) (4 episodes, 2013), Writer (original idea) (4 episodes, 2012), Writer (2 episodes, 2012), Writer (idea) (2 episodes, 2012), Writer (teleplay) (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 13
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  • Primary photo for Transporter: The SeriesTransporter: The Series (TV Series) Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2012–2013), Writer (based on characters created by) (8 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 12
    • Cherchez la femme (Dec 20, 2012) Executive Producer  Less
    • Hot Ice (Dec 6, 2012) Executive Producer  Less
    • The Switch (Oct 25, 2012) Writer (based on characters created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Valérian & LaurelineValérian & Laureline (TV Series) Producer  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for Arthur and the Invisibles: The Making of the Year's Greatest AdventureArthur and the Invisibles: The Making of the Year's Greatest Adventure (TV Movie) Director (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for La Femme NikitaLa Femme Nikita (TV Series) Writer (based on characters created by) (81 episodes, 1997–2000), Writer (characters) (15 episodes, 2000–2001)  Less 1997–2001 96
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  • Primary photo for HBO First LookHBO First Look (TV Series) Special Thanks (2 episodes, 1994–1999), Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994–1999 2
Self (49 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for IMDb at San Diego Comic-ConIMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for 2016 MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show2016 MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show (TV Special) Himself - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Hollywood's Best Film DirectorsHollywood's Best Film Directors (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee / Film Director (1 episode)  Less 2009–2016
    • Luc Besson Himself - Interviewee / Film Director  Less
  • Primary photo for Cinéast(e)sCinéast(e)s (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for La nuit des CésarsLa nuit des Césars (TV Series) Himself / Himself - César du meilleur réalisateur (3 episodes, 1991–2015)  Less 1991–2015
  • Primary photo for Lucy: Cerebral Capacity - The True Science of LucyLucy: Cerebral Capacity - The True Science of Lucy (Video) Himself - Writer / Director  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Lucy: The Evolution of LucyLucy: The Evolution of Lucy (Video) Himself - Writer / Director  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Vecherniy UrgantVecherniy Urgant (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Le grand journal de Canal+Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series) Himself (10 episodes, 2005–2014)  Less 2005–2014
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  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself (2 episodes, 1997–2013)  Less 1997–2013
  • Primary photo for Rencontres de cinémaRencontres de cinéma (TV Series) Himself / Herself (4 episodes, 2010–2012)  Less 2010–2012
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  • Primary photo for Janela IndiscretaJanela Indiscreta (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Ce soir (ou jamais!)Ce soir (ou jamais!) (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for C à vousC à vous (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2009–2011)  Less 2009–2011
  • Primary photo for On n'est pas couchéOn n'est pas couché (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 2007–2011)  Less 2007–2011
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  • Primary photo for Avant-premièresAvant-premières (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for La traversée du miroirLa traversée du miroir (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Vivement dimanche prochainVivement dimanche prochain (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2007–2011)  Less 2007–2011
  • Primary photo for Efter TioEfter Tio (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Fabulous Picture ShowThe Fabulous Picture Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Belmondo, itinéraire...Belmondo, itinéraire... (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Festival international de CannesFestival international de Cannes (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2000–2011)  Less 2000–2011
  • Primary photo for Luc Besson: CinémascopeLuc Besson: Cinémascope (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Vivement dimancheVivement dimanche (TV Series) Himself (Interview) / Himself - Main Guest (2 episodes, 2006–2010)  Less 2006–2010
  • Primary photo for Taken: Avant PremiereTaken: Avant Premiere (Video) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for CinémasCinémas (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for TroldspejletTroldspejlet (TV Series) Himself - Director (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Stockholms 20th International Film FestivalStockholms 20th International Film Festival (TV Special) Himself  Less 2009 SEK 50K
  • Primary photo for L'hebdo cinémaL'hebdo cinéma (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2005–2009)  Less 2005–2009
  • Primary photo for Diálogos de cineDiálogos de cine (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for T'empêches tout le monde de dormirT'empêches tout le monde de dormir (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Eigo de shabera-nightEigo de shabera-night (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Up Close with Carrie KeaganUp Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for CreatorsCreators (TV Series) Himself (1 episode)  Less 2006–2007
  • Primary photo for HARDtalk ExtraHARDtalk Extra (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for CAUETiviCAUETivi (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for On ne peut pas plaire à tout le mondeOn ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde (TV Series) Himself (6 episodes, 2002–2005)  Less 2002–2005
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  • Primary photo for Cut Killer ShowCut Killer Show Self  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Le making of 'Taxi 3'Le making of 'Taxi 3' (Video) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Comme au cinémaComme au cinéma (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 20 heures le journal20 heures le journal (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Bouillon de cultureBouillon de culture (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Ôsama no buranchiÔsama no buranchi (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Déjà dimancheDéjà dimanche (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for HBO First LookHBO First Look (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Champs-ElyséesChamps-Elysées (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for L'aventure du Grand BleuL'aventure du Grand Bleu (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Cinéma cinémasCinéma cinémas (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Victoires de la musiqueVictoires de la musique (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Fifth ElementThe Fifth Element (Video Game) Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 1998

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