Created his own company Europacorp to produce a new kind of movies, in the same streamline as the Taxi series, or Yamakasi.
Luc is often called to be the Steven Spielberg of France.
This because he makes films with a big budget to make even more money. The artistic work isn't that important in those film.
In France this reference is meant in a really negative way.
Luc only directed ten movies. He thinks that's enough. He started with Le dernier combat in 1983 and ended his career as director with Angel-A in 2005.
Luc owns his own production company Les Films de Dauphins.
Luc is mostly known for is work as director, although he only directed 10 movies, but produced over 70 and written over 20.
Luc was first married to Anne Parillaud and they got a daughter together (Juliette, born 1987).
Luc produced the most expensive movie in Europe's history in 1997 with a budget of 90 million USD. He also wrote the screenplay, book and directed it by himself. The movie is called The Fifth Element and features well-known actors like Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich.
Luc used to date Maïwenn Le Besco. They had a child together (Shana born 1993).
Luc is married with Virginie Silla since August 28th 2004 and has two children (Talia, born 2001 and Satine born 2003) with her.
Luc was married for less than two years with famous actress Milla Jovovich from December 14th 1997 till June 12th 1999.
Luc was accused of involuntary manslaughter on June 4th 2002 by Paris state attorney during inquiry of the death of a cameraman in 1999 while filming Taxi 2.
Luc hates to film outside, so he produces often in fully-enclosed sets with no natural lighting.
All films Luc makes feature music form Eric Serra.
Luc's dream job as child was marine biologist, but an accident at the age of 17 destroyed his plans.
Luc has four daughters with three different women.
Luc was president of the jury at Cannes Film Festival in the year 2000.
Luc refuses to do any interview or audio commentary for DVD releases of his film, because he believes that would destroy some of the fascination a fim has.
Luc grew up in Greece and former Yugoslavia where is parents worked as diving instructors for Club Med holiday parks.
Luc: Ten movies are enough. Someone else can do a better job with my scripts.
A statement Luc made when he released his movie Angel-A in 2005. This is the 10th film he directed.
Luc: Cinema never saved anyone's life, it is not a medicine that will save anyone's life. It is only an aspirin.
He told this quote after he released his movie Le Grand Bleu for a second time in 1990.
Luc: Why did I make Subway? Why did I do all that crazy undersea stuff in The Big Blue? Why did I go all black and nasty with Nikita? I don't know - because I did. I do what I do because I want to do it, because I want to explore, go looking for things.
He told this journalists when he was elected president of jury at Cannes Film Festival in 1999.