Luc Jacquet


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Birth Name: Luc Jacquet

Jacquet grew up near the Jura Mountains in eastern France and learned to ski by the time he was 3-years-old. As a child, he never dreamed of becoming a filmmaker or going to the South Pole, but he grew up fascinated with animals and nature. Eventually he earned his Masters in animal biology and ecology from Lyons University. At 24, he answered a classified ad that read, "Looking for a fearless biologist, ready to spend 14 months at the end of the world." Jacquet jumped at the opportunity, which required him to learn how to shoot on a 35mm motion picture camera. He made his first journey across the 66th parallel where he shot the footage for "The Congress of Penguins" (1993), a look at how po... Continue Bio >>


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