Luc Besson
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"Luc Besson" is a French film director, writer, and producer. He is known for directing and producing thrillers and action films that are visually rich. Critics cite Besson as a pivotal figure in the Cinema du look/Cinéma du look movement, a specific, highly visual style produced from the 1980s into the early 1990s. Subway (film)/Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988) and Nikita (film)/Nikita (1990) are all considered to be of this stylistic school. Besson had been nominated for Best Director and Best Picture César Awards for his films Léon: The Professional and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. He won Best Director and Best French Director for his sci-fi action film The Fifth Element (1997). His action thriller film Taken 2 (2012) is France's biggest export success.

In 1980, he founded his own production company, called Les Films du Loup, and later Les Films du Dauphin. This was superseded in 2000 by his co-founding EuropaCorp film company with his longtime collaborator, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam. Besson has been involved with filmmaking for more than Luc Besson filmography/50 films, spanning 26 years, as writer, director, and/or producer.

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