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 & 23 nominations More »
BORN 
Mar 18, 1959 (age 58)
HEIGHT 
5' 7¾" (1.72m)

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Projects in Development (8 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for AnnaAnna Director, Producer, Writer (screenplay)  Less 2018 $30MM Filming
  • Primary photo for KurskKursk Executive Producer  Less 2018 $20MM Post-Prod
  • Primary photo for Taxi 5Taxi 5 Producer  Less 2018 Filming
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for TakenTaken (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 1 Released
Past Film & Video (112 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
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 Transporter: The SeriesTransporter: The Series (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 2012–2013 ) , Writer (based on characters created by) ( 9 episodes, 2012–2014 )  Less 2012–2014 13
    • End Game (Feb 7, 2015) Writer (based on characters created by)  Less
    • Cherchez la femme (Dec 20, 2012) Executive Producer  Less
    • Hot Ice (Dec 6, 2012) Executive Producer  Less
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  • 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 Time-Jam - Valérian & LaurelineTime-Jam - Valérian & 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 (52 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Valérian, histoire d'une créationValérian, histoire d'une création Himself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • 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 / Himself - Main Guest ( 4 episodes, 2006–2011 )  Less 2006–2011
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  • 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 ( 2 episodes, 2006–2008 )  Less 2006–2008
  • 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)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Fifth ElementThe Fifth Element (Video Game) Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 1998
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