Creator / Luc Besson

Luc Besson (born 18 March 1959) is a French director, writer and producer.

Besson's parents were scuba diving instructors, and his initial ambition was to become a marine biologist. However, at age 17 he had a diving accident which left him unable to dive, and out of the resulting boredom he began to write stories and work in the film industry.

Since then, he has worked on more than 50 movies with EuropaCorp (the studio he founded). He directed 16 of them.

He is one of the three directors credited with creating the French "cinéma du look", a French film movement of the 1980s whose films favoured style over substance. At least that's what the critics say. They often featured young people, often in love with each other, lost in urban Paris.

Besson is appreciated as much as he's criticized in Europe as the most "Hollywoodian" of French filmmakers. Cheap action movies written by him and produced by his company have been routinely panned by some as "slick and commercial".

Films directed by Luc Besson:

Films written and/or produced by Luc Besson include:

Tropes associated with Luc Besson's films