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Titanic is a 1997 American epic rommance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A Fictionalized account of the
sinking of the RMS Titanic, It's stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. So We concluded some most amazing facts about TITANIC MOVIE.
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Studios wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack, but James Cameron insisted on having Leonardo DiCaprio play the role.
Old Rose in the movie owns a Pomeranian. A Pomeranian was one of only three dogs known to have survived the disaster.
James Cameron drew all the pictures in Jack's sketchbook. The hands seen sketching Rose were not Jack's but Cameron's.
The cost to construct the Titanic in 1910-1912 was $7.5 million which was about $120 to $150 million in 1997 dollars. The movie cost $200 million to make.
In 1998, it became the first movie ever to surpass a worldwide box office gross of $1 billion, sitting at $1,002,706,625 as of March 3.
Kate Winslet was one of the few actors who didn't want to wear a wetsuit during the water scenes. As a result, she got pneumonia.
Titanic was the first movie to go to VHS while still in theatres. It also won 11 Academy Awards.
The film was so popular Paramount had to send out replacement reels as some theatres wore out their copies.
The stuntmen in the engine room scenes are only about 5ft tall so the engine room looks bigger.
Gloria Stuart, who played old Rose, was the only person actually alive when the Titanic went down in 1912.
The ship exterior set was constructed in a tank on a beach south of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.
Titanic was the number-one movie in North American theaters for 15 consecutive weekends.
Titanic was the first film to be released on video while it was still being shown in theaters.
After filming, the remains of the ship were sold as scrap metal.
Titanic was the first movie Cameron made that didn't mention nuclear weapons.
Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz and Sharon Stone were all considered and even Gwyneth Paltrow was up for the role.
Robert De Niro was offered the role of Captain Smith. He turned it down as he had a gastrointestinal infection at the time.
Reba McEntire was offered and had accepted the role of Molly Brown, but due to later schedule conflicts, had to turn it down.
James Cameron originally wanted Enya to compose the score for the film and even went so far as to assemble a rough edit using her music. When Enya
declined, Cameron hired James Horner.
The coat Rose wore when the ship was sinking was a size 8 while the rest of the gowns were a size 4. It was made larger to make Rose look more
vulnerable in the sinking scenes.
In the scene where the water comes crashing into the Grand Staircase room, the film makers only had one shot at it because the entire set and
furnishings were going to be destroyed in the shot.
The elderly couple seen hugging on the bed while water floods their room are the owners of Macy's department store in New York, Ida and Isidor
Strauss, both of whom died on the Titanic.
After finding out that she was going to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice by flashing him the first
time they met.
Most of the decor on the ship was under the supervision of researchers of the White Star Line, the original company which constructed and furnished the Titanic.
It was the first film to be nominated for all seven technical categories at the Oscars — Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing,
Production Design/Art Direction, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects — and to win in every category.