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Anybody else want to negotiate?
~ Dallas' most famous line

Korben Dallas is the main protagonist of the 1997 Sci Action Adventure movie, The Fifth Element. He was played by Bruce Willis, who also portrayed John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, Joe Hallenbeck in The Last Boy Scout, Harry Stamper in Armageddon, Paul Kersey in Death Wish, A.K. Waters in Tears of the Sun, Art Jeffries in Mercury Rising, David Dunn in the Unbreakable Trilogy, John Hartigan in Sin City, Frank Moses in Red and Red 2, Mr. Church in The Expendables, and Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction.

He was a special forces soldier for the Federated Army until he was drummed out of the military by corrupt weapons dealer Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. Afterward, Dallas finds work as a cab driver. When the alien Leeloo fell from the sky in the roof of his cab wrapped in thermal bandages, she asks him to take her to a priest, Vito Cornelius.

Upon their arrival, they realize she is The Fifth Element and Vito leaves. Dallas tries to wake her by kissing her and then she holds his gun against him and says a foreign language. Then Dallas apologizes and asks what is her name and when Cornelius and other priests make their arrival, they ask for Dallas's name before he takes his leave. Dallas goes home and explains to Finger why he didn't show and orders food and then gets a call from his mom.

Somehow he won the Gemini Crocket Contest, which was actually rigged by the Federal Army to re-enlist him so they can send him to Fhloston Paradise to get 4 elemental stones from the Diva Plavalaguna. Then Leeloo comes to his home and he hides the general and military in his house knowing they are after her and then later Dallas and the other heroes go to Fhloston Paradise and are pursued by the villains. Dallas finds the stones in the Diva and Leeloo takes out a group of bad guys and escapes Zorg, who sets in motion a bomb in the place, which destroys the ship and Zorg. Dallas and the other heroes escape and head to the weapons chamber in the Egyptian Temple, where they activate the stones and stop and kill The Ultimate Evil, the main villain.

After The Ultimate Evil's defeat and death, President Lindberg, president and hero, tries to call Dallas but gets his mom and Dallas and Leeloo have sex in an object.


  • Jean Reno, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, John Travolta, Billy Campbell and the late Bill Paxton were all considered for the role of Korben Dallas before Bruce Willis was cast.