14 Astonishing Titanic Movie Facts That No One Even Knew About till Today
5Many famous actors auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson
Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, and Macaulay Culkin were some of the actors who had auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson. Kate Winslet had even taken an audition with Matthew McConaughey. But, at last, the role was given to the young Leonardo DiCaprio who, at the time, was still not that famous.
6Cameron was originally against using any songs in the movie
James Cameron wasn’t very keen on using any songs in his movie. But, he was handed a cassette by composer James Horner who had secretly recorded a song with Celine Dion. While the singer had initially doubted the song since she didn’t really like it, after reading the script of the film her opinion seemingly changed. During the recording of the song everyone cried.
7The movie was first called “The Ice Planet”
There are many interesting facts about Titanic but what you never knew was that the movie was called ‘The Ice Planet’ during its filming. This was done to keep the process a secret from other companies who were also making movies about the Titanic and to prevent them from seeing the production.
8There was a real passenger named Jack Dawson on the ship
Cameron wanted all his characters to be completely made-up people. But, when he finished writing his script he discovered that there actually was a passenger named Jack Dawson who boarded the ship.
9Some of the scenes were based on the memories of the survivors of the tragedy
Some scenes in the movie were based on the real events which took place during the sinking of the real ship. The scene in which a man puts 2 girls in a rescue boat and says, “This is not for long” is one such scene based on the story of one of the girls who survived.