Is it James Cameron’s ultimate cinematic life accomplishment and possibly the best film ever made? Many would say, absolutely, yes!. The blockbuster film, Titanic, one of the biggest box office hits in movie history (a worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion - becoming the first film to break the billion-dollar mark), undoubtedly also set the bar for the biggest tear-jerker of all time, to be sure! Here are some odd and interesting facts relating to James Cameron’s Titanic:
The role of Jack Dawson was almost snagged by actor Jeremy Sisto. After screen tests were concluded, it became instantly evident to the casting powers that be that DiCaprio would be the chosen one!
The pool in which they filmed the ocean scenes was a mere three feet deep!
The time on the clock in the last scene of the movie was actually set to the exact time that the actual Titanic sank!
The band that supposedly continued to play while the giant ship sank, in the movie, is called Gaelic Storm and is still actively touring and recording!
The casting people actually hired short extras in order to make the engine room appear bigger!
The characters that Kate and Leo portrayed were real passengers aboard the Titanic. Ida and Isidor Strauss were the owners of Macy’s and did indeed perish on the Titanic. According to surviving witnesses, Isidor took his beloved bride to a lifeboat but she refused to get on without him. Survivors reported that Ida’s words to her husband were, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.” Anyone have a Kleenex?
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