FACTOID # 23: Wisconsin has more metal fabricators per capita than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Luc Besson
Luc Besson
Born March 18, 1959 (1959-03-18) (age 48)
Flag of France Paris, France
Spouse(s) Anne Parillaud
Milla Jovovich (1997-1999)
Virginie Silla (2004-)

Luc Besson (IPA: [lyk bɛsɔ̃]) (born March 18, 1959) is a French film director, writer and producer. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Anne Parillaud (born May 6, 1960 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... Milla Jovovich (Serbian: Милица Јововић/Milica Jovović, Ukrainian: Мілла Йовович/MÑ–lla Jovovič; born Milica NataÅ¡a Jovović on December 17, 1975) is an American supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and fashion designer. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film for each year, in addition to the retired earlier versions of those awards. ... For other uses, see Nil by Mouth. ... The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... Winners of the César Award in French film for best director: 1976 : Bertrand Tavernier  : (Que la fête commence) 1977 : Joseph Losey  : () 1978 : Alain Resnais  : (Providence) 1979 : Christian de Chalonge  : (LArgent des autres) 1980 : Roman Polanski  : (Tess) 1981 : François Truffaut  : (Le Dernier métro) 1982 : Jean-Jacques... This article is about the 1997 film. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ...

Contents

Biography

Little is known about Luc Besson's private life since he rarely discusses his personal life in interviews.[citation needed] He was born in Paris to parents who were both scuba diving instructors. This had a profound influence on his childhood as Besson planned on becoming a marine biologist. At the age of 17 he had a diving accident which left him unable to dive, However, he has since fully recovered.[1] This article is about the capital of France. ...


During his childhood, and especially during adolescence, Besson showed amazing creativity. Out of boredom, he started to write stories, including the backdrop to what would later become one of his most popular movies, The Fifth Element.[2] Besson directed and co-wrote the screenplay of this Sci-Fi thriller with the screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen. The film is inspired by the American comic books Besson read as a teenager. This article is about the 1997 film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


At 18, Besson returned to his birthplace of Paris.[1] There he started to become involved in film, taking on odd jobs to get a feel for the industry. After this, he moved to the United States for three years, but returned to form his own production company which he called "Les Films du Loup". The name was later changed to Les Films du Dauphin.[1] In the early 1980s, Besson met Éric Serra and asked him to compose the score for his first short film, L'Avant dernier.[3] Éric Serra Éric Serra (born on September 9, 1959) is a French composer. ...


He was married to Anne Parillaud, who starred in the film he wrote and directed, La Femme Nikita. Anne Parillaud (born May 6, 1960 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... Nikita (re-titled La Femme Nikita in some markets) was a Canadian-produced television series loosely based on the movie of the same name (see Nikita). ...


Besson later dated model Maïwenn Le Besco. Their daughter, Shana Besson, was born in 1993. Maïwenn Le Besco (born April 17, 1976 in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France) is a French actress sometimes credited as Maïwenn or Ouin-ouin. ...


Besson married Milla Jovovich on December 14, 1997, but they divorced in 1999. On August 28, 2004, Besson married Virginie Silla. Milla Jovovich (Serbian: Милица Јововић/Milica Jovović, Ukrainian: Мілла Йовович/Mіlla Jovovič; born Milica Nataša Jovović on December 17, 1975) is an American supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and fashion designer. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In recent years, he has written and produced numerous action movies, including the "Taxi" series, "The Transporter" series, and the Jet Li films "Kiss of the Dragon" and "Unleashed/Danny the Dog".


Besson was also in charge of the promotional movie which was presented to the IOC members for the bid of Paris for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Paris 2012 was one of the five short-listed bids for the 2012 Summer Olympics, proposing that the games be held in Paris, France. ... “London 2012” redirects here. ...


Cinéma du look

Besson was a prominent face in the era of Cinéma du look in the '80s into the start of the '90s. Subway, The Big Blue and Nikita are all considered to be in this era. Scene From Diva Cinéma du look was a French film movement of the 1980s. ... Subway is a 1985 French film directed by Luc Besson. ... 1988s The Big Blue (French: Le Grand Bleu) is the first English-language film made by French director Luc Besson. ... Nikita (re-titled La Femme Nikita in some countries) is a 1990 French movie written and directed by Luc Besson. ...


Filmography as director

The Last Battle (French: Le Dernier Combat) is a 1983 French film. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Subway is a 1985 French film directed by Luc Besson. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... 1988s The Big Blue (French: Le Grand Bleu) is the first English-language film made by French director Luc Besson. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Nikita (re-titled La Femme Nikita in some countries) is a 1990 French movie written and directed by Luc Besson. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... Léon (aka The Cleaner, The Professional, or Léon the Professional) is a 1994 film written and directed by French director Luc Besson. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the 1997 film. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc is a 1999 movie directed by Luc Besson. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Angel-A is a french 2005 comedy, fantasy, romance film written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Jamel Debbouze and Rie Rasmussen. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Arthur and the Invisibles is a part animated, part live action adaptation of the book by Luc Besson who is directing the film himself. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing...

Works

Besson has been the author of the Arthur trilogy which features Arthur and the Minimoys, Arthur and the Forbidden City and Arthur and the Revenge of Malthazard. Besson has also turned the first of this book series; Arthur and the Minimoys into a part live-action, part-CG animated film which was released as Arthur and the Invisibles in the UK and the USA and starred Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Mia Farrow, Robert De Niro and David Bowie. Besson directed. The next two books in the series are in pre-production. Arthur and the Invisibles is a part animated, part live action adaptation of the book by Luc Besson who is directing the film himself. ... Alfred Thomas Highmore[1] (born February 14, 1992) is an English actor. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow on February 9, 1945) is an American actress. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ...


Videoclips

La Reine Margot Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born June 27, 1955) is one of Frances best known actresses. ... Serge Gainsbourg (April 2, 1928 – March 2, 1991) was a French poet, singer-songwriter, actor and director. ... Mylène Farmer (French IPA: ) (September 12, 1961), born Mylène Jeanne Gautier,[1] is a Canadian-born French singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Biography for Luc Besson. IMDb. Retrieved on March 5, 2005.
  2. ^ http://zakka.dk/euroscreenwriters/interviews/luc_besson_514.htm
  3. ^ Biography for Éric Serra. IMDb. Retrieved on March 5, 2005.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Luc Besson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Luc Besson Interview, Angel-A
  • JewReview.net video interview with Luc Besson and Rie Rasmussen about Angel-A
  • In-depth interview with Luc Besson
Awards
Preceded by
Patrice Leconte
for Ridicule
César Award for Best Director
for The Fifth Element

1998
Succeeded by
Patrice Chéreau
for Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train

  Results from FactBites:
 
Luc Besson (1196 words)
Luc Besson was born in Paris in 1959.
Besson had a far easier ride with the censors for his next film, The Fifth Element, a lavish, tongue-in-cheek science fiction extravaganza based on a story he wrote when he was a teenager.
Although Luc Besson is most visible for his work as a director, he is also pursuing a successful career as a producer.
Nil By Mouth: Luc Besson (335 words)
Besson's second film, "Subway," starred Christopher Lambert in a Cesar-winning performance (one of thirteen Cesar nominations garnered by the film) as a thief on the run who becomes involved in a fantastic sub-culture of Parisians living in the city's underground.
Besson's first film to be made in English, boasting an international cast, was distributed in the US in a version that suffered various unauthorized alterations to its scenes and to Eric Serra's score, including a changed ending.
Besson's "La Femme Nikita" was the director's first global sensation, a film that inspired remakes in both the US and Hong Kong, and made international stars of its leads, Jean Reno and Anne Parrilaud.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m