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Luc Besson | Biography

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Luc Besson's facts

Date of Birth 1959-03-18
Nationality French
Profession Director, Writer and Producer
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Net Worth(s) $20 million dollars
Divorce Anne Parillaud (div.1991) Maïwenn Le Besco (1997) Milla Jovovich (1999)
Height 5'8"
Place of Birth Paris, France
Hair Color Salt and Pepper

The prominent French movie director, writer and producer “Luc Besson” is best known to the world for directing thrillers and action movies. He claimed to prominence with directing science fiction action movie ‘The Fifth Element’. This talented movie director was born on 18th March, 1959 in Paris, France. Initially, he wanted to become marine biologist. Besson spent most of his youth days travelling to tourist resorts in Greece, Yugoslavia and Italy. He met with the diving accident at the age of 17 which made him unable to dive. Then he started to write storiesAt the age of 18, he moved back to Paris where he served as an assistant director to ‘Claude Faraldo’ and ‘Patrick Grandperret’. After working as an assistant director, he directed three short movies, commissioned documentary and several television commercials.

Besson formed his own production company named which was initially named ‘Les Films du Loup but later it was changed into ‘Les Films du Dauphin’. In the early period of 1980 he met with the composer, Eric Serra who helped to compose his short movie titled L’Avant Dernier. Till then, Eric has composed in Besson’ numerous movies. Besson has written and produced the various hit movies which includes ‘Taxi’, ‘The Transporter’, ‘Kiss of the Dragon’ and ‘Unleased/Danny the Dog’. He has also written the stories of English language movies ‘Taken’ and ‘Taken 2’. . In the year 1997, he directed and the movie ‘The Fifth Element’ which was career turning point of his career. The movie was inspired by French comic books which he had read when he was a teenager. He was awarded with the ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best French Director’ for his exceptional work as a director in the movie ‘The Fifth Element’. His next brilliant work as director came in 1994 with the movie ‘Leon: The Professional’ and ‘The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc’. During the period of 1980s, he has produced many movies like ‘Subway’, ‘The Big Blue’ and ‘Nikita’. In the year 2011, he impressed all the audiences and other renowned movie personalities with his brilliant work as director in the movie ‘The Lady’. He also became popular with directing ‘Arthur and the Invisibles’ series which got released in UK and US. Considering his good work as director and producer, he is described as the most Hollywood of French filmmakers. Besson has been awarded with many prestigious awards like ‘Fantashporto Audience Jury Award-Special Mention’, ‘Alexander Korda Award’ for the Best British movie and Cesar Award for the movie ‘The Fifth Element’.

Moving towards his personal life, this renowned movie director has got married four times in his life. He was first got married to actress, Anne Parillaud in 1986. But the couple ended their relation with divorce in 1991. Then in the same year, he started dating young actress, Maiwenn Le Besco. The couple got married in 1992. In 1993, she delivered a child which was named ‘Shanna’. In 1997, the couple ended their relationship. In the same year, he got married to actress, Milla Jovovich. After two years living together, they got separated with divorce in 1999. In 2004, he got married to movie producer, Virginie Silla. From being in a marital relation, he has a son named ‘Mao’. Currently, he is spending blissful moment with his wife, Silla and childrens.

Luc Besson has achieved a lot of success and recognition through his exceptional work as director and producer. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $20 million dollars. More about this renowned director can be obtained from the wiki and reading his detailed bio on IMDb. He can also be followed on his twitter account @jlucbesson for his recent news updates.