(Luc Besson) Film Director Luc Besson is a French film director, writer, and producer. He is the creator of EuropaCorp film company. He has been involved with more than 50 films, spanning 26 years, as writer, director, and/or producer. Born: March 18, 1959 (age 54), Paris
Responsible for such cinematic moments as The Big Blue, La Femme Nikita, Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy, Luc Besson originally planned on becoming a marine biologist specializing in dolphins until a diving accident at the age of 17 rendered him unable to dive. His aquatic loss was our cinematic gain (sorry Luc!).