Luc Besson

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Luc Paul Maurice Besson (French: [lyk bɛsɔ̃]; born 18 March 1959) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988), and La Femme Nikita (1990). Besson is associated with the Cinéma du look film movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luc Besson has received more than 5,745,004 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Luc Besson is the 70th most popular film director (down from 66th in 2019), the 556th most popular biography from France (up from 572nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Film Director.

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is most famous for directing the films "The Fifth Element" and "Leon: The Professional."

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Among film directors, Luc Besson ranks 70 out of 1,580Before him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Abbas Kiarostami, Frank Capra, Robert Zemeckis, Alain Resnais, and F. W. Murnau. After him are Terrence Malick, George A. Romero, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, and Stephen Hillenburg.

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Among people born in 1959, Luc Besson ranks 1After him are Kevin Spacey, Carlo Ancelotti, Morrissey, Jens Stoltenberg, Emma Thompson, Magic Johnson, Evo Morales, John McEnroe, Klaus Iohannis, Maurizio Sarri, and Hugh Laurie.

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Among people born in France, Luc Besson ranks 556 out of 5,234Before him are Boris Vian (1920), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), Suger (1080), Carloman I (751), Alain Resnais (1922), and Karl Brandt (1904). After him are Maurice Jarre (1924), Paul Dukas (1865), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), and Jules Michelet (1798).


Among film directors born in France, Luc Besson ranks 11Before him are Jacques Tati (1907), Éric Rohmer (1920), Roger Vadim (1928), William Wyler (1902), Claude Chabrol (1930), and Alain Resnais (1922). After him are Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Louis Malle (1932), Robert Bresson (1901), René Clair (1898), Claude Lelouch (1937), and Jean-Pierre Melville (1917).

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