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“I wanted to prove that I could do something,so I made a short film.
That was in fact my main concern, to be able to show that I could do one.” – Luc Besson

Career of Luc Besson

Luc Besson

In 1983, he made his feature directorial debut with the grim sci-fi drama Le Dernier Combat / The Last Battle (1983). Luc Besson’s second film was a funny crime drama named Subway (1985) ( a cult classic film in France). The film was entirely based on the punks’ and fringe dwellers’ Paris metro lives. The Bug Blue(1988) is the third film of Luc, which was shot in English.  


In 1990, Besson gave the biggest hit with Nikita (1990), starring Besson’s then-wife, Anne Prillaud. The film later inspired a U.S remake named Point of No Return,  released in 1993. Besson’s next feature film was Leon (1994), which hugely impacted the life of well-known actress Natalia portman and made her star overnight. Besson was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture César Awards for his films Léon: The Professional (1994). 


Next in 1997 Luc returned to the Sci-fi genre and made a great film named The Fifth Element (with Bruce wills). The film was vitually breathtaking and mind-blowing for the audience. For The Fifth Element (1997), Besson won the Lumières Award and the César Award as best director. After directing an the historical tale Joan of Arc (1999), Luc was again nominated for Best Picture César Awards. He recently wrote, produced, and directed Anna (2019).


Since the late 20th Besson has written and produced so many action films, Besson’s well-known action series is the Taxi series (1998-2017), the transporter series (2002-2008), and the Kiss of the Dragon, Unleashed with Jet le. His English-language films Taken, Taken 2, and Taken 3, all co-written with Kamen and starring Liam Neeson, brought huge success.

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