From ‘Nikita’ to ‘Lucy’ — Luc Besson’s 5 Bad-Ass Female Characters (Photos)

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The French director has cemented Scarlett Johansson‘s status as a action star, but she’s not the only one. Luc Besson has a long history with strong female characters

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"The Professional" (1994)
As the follow-up to "Nikita," 1994's "The Professional" introduced the world to a 12-year-old Natalie Portman in her feature film debut. She became a breakout star of Besson's by wielding a gun.