His English-language films Taken, Taken 2 and Taken 3, all starring Liam Neeson, have been major successes, with Taken 2 becoming the largest-grossing export French film.
Besson produced the promotional movie for the Paris bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
He wrote that Besson dramatizes the struggle of his characters "as a conscientious resistance to human degradation".
Their marriage ended in 1997, when Besson became involved with actress Milla Jovovich during the filming of The Fifth Element (1997).
In 1980, he founded his own production company, called Les Films du Loup, and later Les Films du Dauphin "Here there is two families, and I am the only bad souvenir of something that doesn't work," he said in the International Herald Tribune. And a friend of mine knew a guy whose brother was a third assistant on a short film.
It's true," he said in a 2000 interview with The Guardian.
"Today, the revolution is occurring entirely within the industry and is led by people who want to change the look of movies by making them better, more convincing and pleasurable to watch.Besson directed three short films, a commissioned documentary, and several commercials.After this, he moved to the United States for three years, but returned to Paris, where he formed his own production company.Besson won Best Director and Best French Director for his film The Fifth Element (1997).He was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture César Awards for his films Léon: The Professional (1994) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999).