Louis Leterrier

Birthday: Jun 17, 1973
Birthplace: Paris, France
A much-lauded director specializing in fantasy, action, and sci-fi, French-born Louis Leterrier ascended from supporting assignments on film crews to white-hot cinematic guru in a remarkably short period of time. Leterrier began as artistic director on the action-laden opus The Transporter (2002), directed by Corey Yuen. That film (which would later become extremely important in Leterrier's life and career) depicted the electric adventures of one Frank Martin (Jason Statham) , an underground courier willing to transport anything from client to destination without making inquiries -- until he accidentally stumbles into a white-slavery ring bound and determined to use him as transport. Leterrier then ascended to first assistant director (to Alain Chabat) on the 2002 adventure sequel Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre. Leterrier debuted as a director with the well-received Jet Li martial arts vehicle Unleashed (2005), before returning to the Transporter material to direct the original movie's sequel, Transporter 2 (2005). Critics regarded the film -- which found Frank Martin struggling to protect a politician's son from a cadre of psychotic bioterrorists -- as one of Leterrier's most impressive feats, and that movie, in turn, inspired Universal Studios and Marvel to tap the wunderkind to direct The Incredible Hulk, the 2008 sequel to Ang Lee's comic-book extravaganza The Hulk (2003).

Highest Rated Movies



34% Now You See Me 2 Executive Producer $65.1M 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby Director 2016
50% Now You See Me Director $117.7M 2013
26% Wrath of the Titans Executive Producer $83.7M 2012
27% Clash of the Titans Director $163.2M 2010
67% The Incredible Hulk Director $134.6M 2008
52% Transporter 2 Director $43.1M 2005
65% Unleashed Director $24.4M 2005
54% The Transporter Director $25.3M 2002
86% Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra) Whereswallis 2002


No Score Yet The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Executive Producer Director
  • 2019


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