Luc Besson Reveals the Actor Who Almost Played Korben Dallas in ‘The Fifth Element’

Sharon Kehoe
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The second Valerian trailer dropped this morning and while we were gushing over the jaw-dropping world created by Luc Besson, the director himself was dropping some serious fact bombs in a Reddit AMA.

Like the fact that Besson orginally had Mel Gibson tagged to play Korben Dallas

It’s kind of mind blowing to imagine anyone other than Bruce playing this role, but we have to admit — it kinda fits.

Gibson, who’s coming off of his first Oscar nomination since Braveheart with Hacksaw Ridge, must have passed on The Fifth Element because of either Ransom, Conspiracy Theory, or Lethal Weapon 4.

Can you see Mel as Korben Dallas?

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