Titanic had us all balling our eyes out, and let’s face it, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” definitely didn’t help! The must-see movie from 1997 has been considered one of the best movies of all-time. Until Avatar dethroned the heart-breaking story of Titanic in 2009, it was the highest grossing film of all-time. Here are some facts about this movie masterpiece everyone should know, let’s see if you knew any of these.
No Jack, No Rose
How would you feel if Titanic didn’t mean Leo and Kate? Well, they almost weren’t cast as the main actors on the set. Two very fitting candidates for these roles were Matthew McConaughey and Gwyneth Paltrow, and although we love them both, we’re all happy that we got our Jack and Rose.
Roses From Rose
Kate Winslet is not shy in admitting that she was somewhat pushy when it came to getting herself the role as Rose. She “badgered” director James Cameron by calling him and saying, “I just have to do this, and you are really mad if you don’t cast me.” She went as far as to send him a bunch of roses with a note reading, “From Your Rose,” following her audition. Winslet admits that he took a risk in casting her, “A lot of my contemporaries — Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Winona Ryder — were much more likely candidates. I got lucky.”