Out of boredom, Luc Besson started to write stories, including the backdrop to what later became one of his most popular movies, The Fifth Element. Besson directed and cowrote the screenplay of this science fiction thriller with the screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen. The film is inspired by the French comic books Besson read as a teenager. He also reportedly worked on the first drafts of Le Grand Bleu while still in his teens.
At 18，Besson returned to his birthplace of Paris.There he took odd jobs in film to get a feel for the industry. He worked as an assistant to directors including Claude Faraldo and Patrick Grandperret. Besson also directed three short films, a commissioned documentary, and several commercials.
After this, he moved to the United States for three years, but returned to form his own production company which he called “Les Films du Loup”. The name was later changed to “Les Films du Dauphin”.
在此之后，他移居到美国三年，然后返回巴黎成立自己的制片公司Les Films du Loup,后来改名为Les Films du Dauphin。
In recent years, he has written and produced numerous action movies, including the Taxi and The Transporter series, and the Jet Li films Kiss of the Dragon and Danny the Dog. Besson was also in charge of the promotional movie for the Paris bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Luc had been nominated for Best Director and Best Picture Cesar Awards for his films Leon and The Messenger. The Story of Joan of Arc, but won Best Director and Best French Director for his film The Fifth Element.