Luc Besson

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  • Birth Name: Luc Paul Maurice Besson
  • Birth Place: Paris, France
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Cinematographer
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Fast Facts

  • Aspired to be a marine biologist; however, at the age of 17, he suffered a serious accident and was told he could never dive again.
  • Made his directing debut in 1983 with the sci-fi movie Le Dernier Combat (The Final Combat), which was filmed in black and white and did not feature any spoken dialogue.
  • Co-founded the French movie studio EuropaCorp in 2000.
  • Wrote the children's book Arthur and the Minimoys in 2002; wrote three other books in the series and made three film adaptations based on the books.
  • Started advertising agency Blue in 2008.
  • Handles all the cinematography on his films himself.

Awards

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  • 1986, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Language Film: Nominee
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  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Winner
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  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
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Relationships

  • Milla Jovovich — Ex-wife
  • Thalia Besson — Daughter
  • Anne Parillaud — Ex-wife
  • Danièle Plane — Mother
  • Shanna Besson — Daughter
  • Virginie Besson-Silla — Wife
  • Maïwenn — Ex-significant Other
  • Mao Besson — Daughter
  • Sateen Besson — Daughter
  • Juliette Besson — Daughter
  • Claude Besson — Father

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  • Birth Name: Luc Paul Maurice Besson
  • Birth Place: Paris, France
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Cinematographer