Top 10 Amazing Facts About The Fifth Element (1997) Video

Top 10 Amazing Facts About The Fifth Element (1997) Video

The Fifth Element (1997) is a fantastic action sci-fi film with guns, aliens, and intrigue. One of my favorite movies growing up which I have seen many times over. Here is a video created by Minty Comedic Arts detailing 10 facts about The Fifth Element with a brief list right below the video. I learned a few new things from watching this video.


Thanks to Minty Comedic Arts for creating and posting this video.

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Top 10 Fifth Element Facts

  1. About 8000 people auditioned for the part of Leeloo with Milla Jovovich winning the part.

  2. Chris Tucker‘s Ruby Rhod character was initially meant to be played by nonother than Prince himself, but Prince turned down the role.

  3. The language that Leeloo speaks is wholly made up.

  4. The Blue Diva was played by Luc Besson‘s then-wife Maiwenn because the actress scheduled to play the Blue Diva could not make it. BONUS Luc Besson then went on to marry Milla Jovovich for a brief period.

  5. Much of the Fifth Element movie score is reused from the score of GoldenEye (1995).

  6. The Fifth Element was intended to be a trilogy.

  7. Gary Oldman starred in The Fifth Element as a favor to Luc Besson due to their friendship.

  8. The Fifth Element’s villain Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) never shares a scene with the hero Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis).

  9. Bruce Willis was the top choice for the lead as Corbin Dallas, but Mel Gibson was the backup star in case Willis turned the role down.

  10. Besson started writing The Fifth Element when he was just 16 years old.

The Fifth Element (1997)

Directed by Luc Besson


Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

Official Synopsis: In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.
Cast: Ian Holm, Gary Oldman, Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Vin Diesel, Martin McDougall, Christopher Fairbank, Sam Douglas, Mac McDonald, Tommy 'Tiny'…
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure