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10 Things You Didn't Know About The Fifth Element

Luc Besson revealed, Willis was not his first choice, "I had asked Mel Gibson first because he had his office next to mine at Warner Brothers.

Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for Leeloo, after Showgirls bombed.

Milla Jovovich iconic bandage dress, "Being in a hospital, they put a robe on you that is open in the back so they can reach in and put injections and tubes. So, you have to have as little as possible, but for the sake of modesty, you have to cover up. ... When people get wounded, like, they just put bandages to cover the necessary bits. And Luc and Jean-Paul talked about this bandage idea, and Jean-Paul was like, 'Genius! I love it.'"

Luc met with Jamie Foxx & Chris Tucker for Ruby Rhod but his first choice was Prince who would set up appointments and show up 7 days late.

Luc and Jovovich would speak The Divine Language on set

When the Mondoshawans land in Egypt to take the stones for safekeeping, the year is 1914. They claim that they will be back when the Great Evil arrives in 300 years. This would take us to the year 2214, but when Korben Dallas wakes up, he looks at a tiny screen next to his bed that clearly says “18 March 2263” as the day’s date.

The Valerian Movie is not in the same universe but there are easter eggs

What is the black stuff in The Fifth Element? It is not blood. It is a substance that reveals the presence of an evil force.

In the final moments of the movie, a scientist says that there is exactly one minute left before the planetoid representing Evil strikes Earth. Then, it takes the heroes nearly two minutes to activate the Fifth Element and get the job done.

Leeloo is a Supreme Being of the universe. It is implied that there is more than one. Being genetically superior to humans and virtually flawless, Leeloo is a perfect specimen of human health and fitness. Leeloo was not a Mondoshawan, who were friends to humanity, but her original version lived among the Mondoshawan.


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