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Luc Besson

Writer | Producer | Director
KNOWN FOR 
The Fifth Element (1997) | Léon: The Professional (1994) | Taken 2 (2012)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 24 wins & 21 nominations More »
BORN 
Mar 18, 1959 (age 56)
HEIGHT 
5' 8¼" (1.73m)

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Projects in Development (14 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (128 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (9 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • 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) Producer (12 episodes, 2012–2013), Writer (7 episodes, 2012–2013), Writer (Adaptation And Dialogue) (6 episodes, 2012–2013), Writer (Idea) (6 episodes, 2012), Writer (Scenario, Adaptation And Dialogue) (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 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 ConfessionConfession (TV Movie) Associate Producer  Less 2006
  • 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
  • Primary photo for Valérian & LaurelineValérian & Laureline (TV Series) Producer  Less 2007– 
Self (41 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
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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