The Mini Mogul

Levine, Joshua
December 2007
Forbes Asia;12/10/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 21, p128
The article profiles Luc Besson, a French film director, writer, producer and owner of film production outfit EuropaCorp. Before devoting himself primarily to producing, Besson directed such splashy divertissements as "La Femme Nikita," "The Professional" and "The Fifth Element," which, despite being made in English, holds the record as the highest-grossing French film ever, at $224 million. Besson, who grew up around the Mediterranean reefs, where his parents taught scuba diving. He did not get to Paris until he was 18.


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