History Trivia / TheFifthElement

16th Apr '17 12:14:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ActorAllusion: When Cornelius apologizes to Korben for mugging him, he calls him "Mr. Willis".
3rd Nov '16 6:15:45 AM fruitstripegum
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** In an early script, Korben would have decided that Leeloo is too sexy and will distract him from saving the world, so he would have handcuffed her and left her half-dressed in his hotel room, before going to see the Diva sing.
19th Oct '16 12:58:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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* MoneyDearBoy¿: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."

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* MoneyDearBoy¿: MoneyDearBoy: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."
19th Oct '16 12:55:55 PM MyFinalEdits
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* MoneyDearBoy¿: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."

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* MoneyDearBoy¿: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."
19th Oct '16 12:55:47 PM MyFinalEdits
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* MoneyDearBoy / OldShame: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."

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* MoneyDearBoy / OldShame: MoneyDearBoy¿: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."
19th Oct '16 8:30:30 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DoingItForTheArt: The film was a passion project for Creator/LucBesson, having came up with the idea as a teenager and spending years trying to get it made.



** Luc Besson got Chris Tucker into Ruby Rhod's ImpossiblyTackyClothes with a BaitAndSwitch; his first request was an outfit so hideously ridiculous no-one will speak of it.

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** Luc Besson Creator/LucBesson got Chris Tucker into Ruby Rhod's ImpossiblyTackyClothes with a BaitAndSwitch; his first request was an outfit so hideously ridiculous no-one will speak of it.


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* MoneyDearBoy / OldShame: Creator/GaryOldman is such a good friend of Creator/LucBesson, he took the part without reading the script, doing this film to repay Besson for part-financing his film ''Film/NilByMouth''. Asked in a 2014 interview if he liked the film, Oldman stated, "Oh no. I can't bear it." He had explained in 2011: "It was me singing for my supper because Luc had come in and partly financed [my film]."


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** Creator/JeanReno was considered for Korben Dallas.


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** Creator/KevinCostner was considered for General Munroe.
** Creator/JamieFoxx was considered for Ruby Rhod.
12th Oct '16 4:21:02 PM Kalaong
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** Luc Besson got Chris Tucker into Ruby Rhod's ImpossiblyTackyClothes with a BaitAndSwitch; his first request was an outfit so hideously ridiculous no-one will speak of it.
26th Sep '16 4:51:31 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Ian Holm on a spaceship with a man called Dallas. At least this time he's [[{{Film/Alien}} stopping aliens instead of helping them]].
** The Diva's name translates as 'blue lagoon'. Milla Jovovich, who plays Leeloo, had starred in ''Film/ReturnToTheBlueLagoon''.

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** Ian Holm Creator/IanHolm on a spaceship with a man called Dallas. At least this time he's [[{{Film/Alien}} stopping aliens instead of helping them]].
** The Diva's name translates as 'blue lagoon'. Milla Jovovich, Creator/MillaJovovich, who plays Leeloo, had starred in ''Film/ReturnToTheBlueLagoon''.



* CastTheExpert: Milla Jovovich is fluent in four languages, and so had little trouble learning the alien language written by Luc Besson. They were apparently able to have fluent conversations in the language by the end of filming.

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* CastTheExpert: Milla Jovovich Creator/MillaJovovich is fluent in four languages, and so had little trouble learning the alien language written by Luc Besson. They were apparently able to have fluent conversations in the language by the end of filming.



* DungeonmastersGirlfriend: DoubleSubverted. Besson wanted his girlfriend to play Diva Plavalaguna, but she initially refused because she didn't want to complicate their relationship. It was only when the actress they hired backed out that she agreed. The movie also marked the end of Besson's relationship with Maïwenn, given he ditched her for the film's main actress, Creator/MillaJovovich.

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* DungeonmastersGirlfriend: DoubleSubverted. Besson Creator/LucBesson wanted his girlfriend to play Diva Plavalaguna, but she initially refused because she didn't want to complicate their relationship. It was only when the actress they hired backed out that she agreed. The movie also marked the end of Besson's relationship with Maïwenn, given he ditched her for the film's main actress, Creator/MillaJovovich.



** The wonder on Bruce Willis' face when the diva sings is real. That was the first time he'd heard it.
** When Korben first meets Leeloo and she starts talking to him in her language, Luc Besson didn't tell Bruce Willis what Milla Jovovich was going to say to him, so Bruce's reactions are real.

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** The wonder on Bruce Willis' Creator/BruceWillis' face when the diva sings is real. That was the first time he'd heard it.
** When Korben first meets Leeloo and she starts talking to him in her language, Luc Besson Creator/LucBesson didn't tell Bruce Willis what Milla Jovovich Creator/MillaJovovich was going to say to him, so Bruce's reactions are real.



** British actor Gary Oldman plays Zorg, a character who speaks with an extremely exaggerated southern US twang (illustrated by the line "Leave them one crate. For the cause." which is so heavily accented it comes out sounding like "For the course.")

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** British actor Gary Oldman Creator/GaryOldman plays Zorg, a character who speaks with an extremely exaggerated southern US twang (illustrated by the line "Leave them one crate. For the cause." which is so heavily accented it comes out sounding like "For the course.")



** Gary Oldman, sporting a slicked-down partial Mohawk, a beard like a misplaced Hitler mustache, a southern accent and giving one of the most low-key but still awesome performances of his career.

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** Gary Oldman, Creator/GaryOldman, sporting a slicked-down partial Mohawk, a beard like a misplaced Hitler mustache, a southern accent and giving one of the most low-key but still awesome performances of his career.



* StarMakingRole: Milla Jovovich, in her first lead after ''[[OldShame Return to]] TheBlueLagoon''.
* ThrowItIn: Bruce Willis ad-libbed the line "I only speak two languages - English and bad English."

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* StarMakingRole: Milla Jovovich, Creator/MillaJovovich, in her first lead after ''[[OldShame Return to]] TheBlueLagoon''.
* ThrowItIn: Bruce Willis Creator/BruceWillis ad-libbed the line "I only speak two languages - English and bad English."
9th May '16 3:58:50 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion:
** Ian Holm on a spaceship with a man called Dallas. At least this time he's [[{{Film/Alien}} stopping aliens instead of helping them]].
** The Diva's name translates as 'blue lagoon'. Milla Jovovich, who plays Leeloo, had starred in ''Film/ReturnToTheBlueLagoon''.



* CastTheExpert: Milla Jovovich is fluent in four languages, and so had little trouble learning the alien language written by Luc Besson. They were apparently able to have fluent conversations in the language by the end of filming.
* CastingGag: The man waiting impatiently at [=McDonald=]'s is played by Mac [=McDonald=].



* NonSingingVoice: Opera singer Inva Mula dubs the Diva's singing voice, while Maïwenn Le Besco portrays her. Reportedly Mula told the composer that the notes written for her were impossible, because the human voice cannot transition that way. The solution was for her to sing all the notes in isolation and then splice them together digitally.



** Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for the role of Leeloo, but studios were reluctant to hire her after the disaster of ''Film/Showgirls''.

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** Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for the role of Leeloo, but studios were reluctant to hire her after the disaster of ''Film/Showgirls''.''{{Film/Showgirls}}''.
** Ruby Rhod's name was originally Loc Rhod. The name appears in the original script and the novelisation.
** A set of alien garbage collectors were created for a shot that was cut from the final film. A huge pile of garbage has gone uncollected, which is still referenced in the film. The creatures would have been seen holding sandwich boards saying 'on strike' beside the garbage.
9th May '16 3:46:57 PM fearlessnikki
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* DyeHard: Creator/MillaJovovich's hair was to be dyed from its natural brown color to her character's signature orange color. However, due to the fact that her hair had to be re-dyed regularly to maintain the bright color, Milla's hair quickly became too damaged and broken to withstand the dye. Eventually a wig was created to match the color and style of Leeloo's hair, and was used for the remainder of the production.

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* DyeHard: DyeingForYourArt: Creator/MillaJovovich's hair was to be dyed from its natural brown color to her character's signature orange color. However, due to the fact that her hair had to be re-dyed regularly to maintain the bright color, Milla's hair quickly became too damaged and broken to withstand the dye. Eventually a wig was created to match the color and style of Leeloo's hair, and was used for the remainder of the production.


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* ThrowItIn: Bruce Willis ad-libbed the line "I only speak two languages - English and bad English."


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** Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for the role of Leeloo, but studios were reluctant to hire her after the disaster of ''Film/Showgirls''.
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