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Born: March 18, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Producer ...
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Besson served as president of the jury at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival

"Luc Besson has been praised and disparaged as one of the new breed of high-tech, high-gloss, Americanoid anti-auteur filmmakers who do not wish to provide an alternative to Hollywood's blockbuster confections, but merely to embellish them with some Gallic sauce. Mr. Besson has even been described as the French Steven Spielberg." --Andrew Sarris, quoted in the NEW YORK OBSERVER, April 1, 1991

About dreaming up the world that would become "The Fifth Element" as a bored adolescent: "I was living in the country, 60 miles from Paris, and I was pretty lonely, no VCR, no TV, no cinema where I was. I didn't have so many friends. I tried to invent how this world works, what the police are like, how the buildings work. This world, where I can fly in my flying cab, was more fun for me. It was my companion. It was a way to escape instead of taking drugs and stealing motorbikes.'---Luc Besson to Andy Seller in USA TODAY, May 8, 1997.

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