Pierre Morel

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Pierre Morel
Morel at the preview showing of Taken in Paris, 27 February 2008
Born (1964-05-12) 12 May 1964 (age 53)
Occupation Film director, cinematographer
Years active 1992–present
Notable work District 13
From Paris with Love

Pierre Morel (born 12 May 1964) is a French film director and cinematographer. His work include District 13, From Paris with Love and Taken.

Movie career[edit]

After spending his formative years in cinema school, Morel debuted in 2000 as camera operator with the first Richard Berry's film L'Art (délicat) de la séduction.

The following year, he began a career as cinematographer, working with such directors as Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen, Nancy Meyers, Alek Keshishian, Luc Besson and Phillip Atwell. At the same time, he directed his first film District 13 in 2004, followed by Taken in 2008 and From Paris with Love, in 2010.

Morel was attached to Paramount's planned remake of Frank Herbert's Dune[1] but left the project before it was cancelled.[2] In 2015, he directed the action film The Gunman, starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.[3]


  • Zero Hour (2013) - director, executive producer


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