"Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls." Enter Kate Winslet, aka Rose DeWitt Bukater, the Hollywood darling who starred in the box-office and Oscar-winning film Titanic in 1997. The RMS Titanic may have sunk on April 15 of 1912 but the love story between Jack Dawson and Rose Calvert is unsinkable. In fact, to this date, these two roles remain iconic, thanks to award-winning actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet for making it a hallmark in Hollywood!
Just a word of caution: if you haven't watched the Titanic (1997) movie, this page could contain potential and actual spoilers! But if you already did, feel free to indulge in your curiosity to know some unsinkable and interesting facts about the Titanic movie. From the most bizarre things to some lesser-known facts, to James Cameron's painting skills to Kate Winslet flashing, here's a little treat for y'all. To those who haven't seen it, grab a box of tissue, snuggle in your comfortable blanket because for sure, you will be bawling your eyes out. Get ready to fall in love once again with the timeless love story of Rose and Jack. Brace yourself and get ready to board the Titanic!
IKR?? It's almost impossible to imagine the iconic characters of Rose and Jack from the epic movie Titanic (1997) played by someone else. Clearly, Kate and Leo weren't James Cameron's first set of choices. It was Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow! No offense to these two great actors but Leo was the perfect match for Kate!
Did you know that the original Titanic cost $7.5 million to build but with the consideration of inflation and everything, it was valued at $150 million in 1997? And not to mention that James Cameron's budget for the making of the whole film was $200 million. But no worries, the epic romance film earned a whopping $2.187 billion at the box office.
Known to be a perfectionist, James Cameron edited a tiny portion of the movie without batting an eyelash after getting a 'snarky' e-mail from an astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. According to Tyson, the starfield Rose sees as she gazes at the sky is inaccurate. Director James Cameron wasted no time and edited that portion before the film's re-release in 3-D in 2012.
You probably heard about Kate Winslet flashing her nude body to her Titanic co-star Leo DiCaprio to ease the awkwardness between them in the drawing scene of the film. But did you know that it was Director Cameron who drew Kate? Yep! Sorry to burst the bubble but Jack didn't draw Rose. By the way, the painting was auctioned for $16,000 in 2011!
Titanic paved the way for the first-ever nomination of two actors to have played the same role in a movie. How amazing is that? The Hollywood beaut Gloria Stuart played the role of old Rose. 13 years after the release of the film, she passed on but her memories, particularly her acting prowess live on. She will always be the lady who earned an Academy Award nomination at 88.
Celine Dion once said it out in the open that she didn't initially want to record the Oscar-winning soundtrack of the epic film Titanic. Actually, she hated it! You know what, James Cameron felt the same way too! Yet, the song powered through their negative thoughts and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard in 1998!
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|2||From $7.5 million to $200 million real quick!||Other||10||Paid|
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|4||It wasn't Leo but James Cameron who drew Kate in the nude!||Other||3||Paid|
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|6||My Heart Will Go On didn't almost go onboard||Other||1||Paid|
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