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Things You Still Don't Know About 'The Fifth Element,' Even After Watching It 500 Times On Cable

Updated 25 Sep 2019 754.7k views13 items

Two decades after it was released in theaters, it goes without saying that The Fifth Element is one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made. It’s funny, the colors pop, the wardrobe was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, and the action jumps off the screen. But even if you’ve seen this movie 500 times there are a lot of things you didn't know about The Fifth Element.

For instance, Luc Besson started writing the film when he was a teenager, and at one point it was actually three movies and hundreds of pages long. He wisely found a way to cut down some of the more unnecessary scenes in order to deliver the riveting quote machine that is The Fifth Element. Including pre-production, the filming of The Fifth Element took about 10 months, and the cast and crew grew incredibly close during the year they spent together, which lead to some predictably salacious behind-the-scenes stories.

Even if you think you know all of the facts about The Fifth Element, it's likely there are still a few pieces of trivia that you don’t know. Stay green, and read on to learn about the behind-the-scenes insanity of The Fifth Element.

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