Birth Name: Luc Besson
Birth Place: Paris, FR
Luc Besson was born in Paris, France on March 18, 1959, although he would spend little time in the cosmopolitan city during his youth. The son of scuba diving instructors who worked for Club Med, Besson's early years were spent along the shores of such far-flung locales as Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia. His childhood was, by and large, a solitary one. This, combined with his deep connection and love for the sea, would greatly inform his burgeoning imagination and future career choice. After his parents divorced and remarried, 10-year-old Besson returned to Paris, where he wrote dozens of stories during his spare time. Still insecure about his abilities, he showed the tales to no one. Spurred ...
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