French actor Jean Reno has appeared in several films by Besson, including Le dernier combat (1985), Subway, The Big Blue (1988), Nikita (1990), and Léon: The Professional (1994).Critics cite Besson as a pivotal figure in the Cinéma du look movement, a specific, highly visual style produced from the 1980s into the early 1990s.
He won Best Director and Best French Director for his sci-fi action film The Fifth Element (1997). Otherwise I am going to die." "I was 17 and I wondered what I was going to do. So I took a piece of paper and on the left I put everything I could do, or had skills for, and all the things I couldn't do.
He wrote and directed the 2014 sci-fi thriller film Lucy. The first line was shorter and I could see that I loved writing, I loved images, I was taking a lot of pictures. But I thought that to really know I should go to a set.
A partisan of the experimental cinema and friend of the New Wave ("nouvelle vague") directors, Bassan grouped Besson with Jean-Jacques Beineix and Leos Carax as three directors who shared the style of "le look." These directors were later described critically as favoring style over substance, and spectacle over narrative.
Besson, along with most of the filmmakers so categorized, was uncomfortable with the label, particularly in light of the achievements of their forebears: France's New Wave.
Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988) and Nikita (1990) are all considered to be of this stylistic school.
The term was coined by critic Raphaël Bassan in a 1989 essay in La Revue du Cinema n° 449.; 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 Nikita (1990).He first named it Les Films du Loup, but changed it to Les Films du Dauphin.In the early 1980s, Besson met Éric Serra and asked him to compose the score for his first short film, L'Avant dernier.He later used Serra as a composer for other films of his.