‘Titanic’ Turns 25! Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are both absent from James Cameron's ‘Can't Imagine’ movie

‘Titanic’ Turns 25! Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are both absent from James Cameron's ‘Can't Imagine’ movie

Published on December 20, 2022 05:37 AM by Sally Harbor

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Since Titanic by James Cameron was first shown in theatres, it has been 25 years!

One of the highest-grossing films ever made, Titanic debuted in 1997. Director James Cameron, 68, recently told news sources  that he "can't fathom that film" without its two main actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

"I consider how Titanic starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Leo, I had to fight for him since the company didn't want him "In an interview with the publication, the filmmaker discussed his career and his newest film, Avatar: The Way of Water.

The director praised the 48-year-old actor, saying, "Kate really liked him." "Then Leonardo made the decision that he did not want to produce the film. I then had to persuade him to do it."

In the interview, Cameron stated that if DiCaprio had chosen not to accept the role of Jack or if other circumstances surrounding the production had been different, Titanic "wouldn't have been that film."

In his words to the source, "You think in any one of those locations, if that actually kind of frayed apart, it would have been somebody else and it wouldn't have been that picture." Furthermore, I am unable to imagine the movie without either of them.

Therefore, Cameron continued, "There is a fragility to the entire process, and there is a fragility to success." If you change only one thing, nothing happens.

The casting of Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack for Titanic, which nearly failed due to the actor's unprofessional attitude during tryouts, was discussed by the director in a video career retrospective for GQ published in November.

Leo and I had a meeting, and after that, we had a screen test, as Cameron said to set the scene. "Because I'm waiting to meet an actor in my conference room, the meeting was amusing. I glance around and see that all the female employees are attending the meeting. Everyone was eager to see Leo. It was hilarious."

According to the director, DiCaprio "charmed everybody" at the initial meeting, so he was asked back for a read with Winslet, who had already been cast. It could have proceeded more easily. Not initially, at least.

So, as Cameron said, "he came back, and I got the camera set up to record the video," a few days later. He had no idea he would be being tested. He believed it to be a second meeting with Kate. Okay, let's simply enter the next room, run a few lines, and I'll record it, I retorted. He retorted, "You mean I'm reading. "Yeah," I retorted.

Oh, I don't read, he said. Cameron went on. "I gave him a handshake and said, "Thank you for stopping by. He then said, "Wait, wait, wait." Do I not understand the part if I don't read it? Like that? I responded, "Oh, yeah." Let's go.I'll be working full-time on this massive movie for two years while you'll be off doing five other things. I promise I won't screw it up by choosing the wrong cast. Therefore, either you read, or you won't get the part."

Before the camera started rolling, DiCaprio resisted reading and was angry, according to Cameron. Still, as soon as he gave the actor the okay to read, he "transformed into Jack."

The director observed, "Kate just lit up, and they played the scene. "Through a gap in the clouds, the sun had peaked through, illuminating Jack. I answer, "Okay. He is the one.

At the domestic box office, Titanic is the eighth-highest-grossing film. Maverick, the fifth-highest-grossing movie of all time, overtook Titanic in August.

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