Léon: The Professional  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Léon (also known as The Professional and Léon: The Professional) is a 1994 thriller film written and directed by French director Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno as a mob hitman, Gary Oldman as a corrupt DEA detective, and a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered by corrupt police agents.


  • Jean Reno as Léon, a professional hitman
  • Gary Oldman as Stansfield, a corrupt DEA agent
  • Natalie Portman as Mathilda, a twelve-year old girl
  • Danny Aiello as Tony, a mafioso who gives Léon hit jobs
  • Michael Badalucco as Mathilda's father
  • Ellen Greene as Mathilda's mother
  • Peter Appel as Malky
  • Willi One Blood as Blood
  • Don Creech as Neal
  • Keith A. Glascoe as Benny
  • Randolph Scott as Jordon
  • Elizabeth Regen as Mathilda's Sister
  • Carl J. Matusovich as Mathilda's Brother
  • Frank Senger as Fatman
  • Lucius Wyatt Cherokee as Tonto

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