Fun facts about the movie Titanic


The studios were looking for Matthew Mcconaughey to play Jack, but James Cameron insisted he play Leonardo DiCaprio.

Gloria Stuart was the only person who worked on the production of the film who was actually alive in 1912.

On the set of Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio’s lizard was hit by a truck, Leo nursed her until she was cured.

On the film’s final night in Nova Scotia, one or more pranksters mixed angel dust into the clam chowder served to the cast and crew. 80 people became ill, some were hospitalized with hallucinations.

Reba McEntire was offered and accepted the role of Molly Brown, but due to scheduling conflicts she had to cancel her participation.

Kate Winslet was one of the few actors who did not agree to wear the wetsuit during the scenes in the water, as a result, she fell ill with pneumonia.

The cost of building the ship in 1910-1912 was $7.5 million, which by 1997 was between $120 and $150 million. The film’s production cost was $200 million.

Titanic was the first film to be sold on video while it was still in theaters.

Rose, in her old age, bought a Pomeranian dog. A Pomeranian is said to have been one of only three dogs to survive the disaster.

James Cameron originally sought out Enya to compose the film’s score, even going so far as to compose a rough edition of her music. When Enya turned him down, Cameron hired James Horner.

James Cameron drew all the images on Jack’s sketchpad. In fact, the hand that is seen drawing Rose wearing a necklace is not Jack’s, it’s Cameron’s.

The robe that Rose wore when the ship was sinking was a size 8 while the rest of the dresses were a size 4. It was so big to make Rose look more vulnerable in the sinking scenes.

After filming, the remains of the life-size set were sold for scrap.

Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Rose. So do Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz, and Sharon Stone.

Before finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and the first time they met, she dazzled him.

The life-size outdoor boat stage was built in a tank above a beach south in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.

The entire stage was mounted on hydraulic jacks and could be tilted up to 6º leaving the bottom of the tank intact.

The ocean the extras jumped over was about 3 feet deep.

In the scene where the water breaks into the Grand Staircase room, the producers only had one chance, because the entire set and furniture were destroyed on the spot.

Robert De Niro was offered the role of Captain Smith but turned it down due to a gastrointestinal infection at the time.

Most of the stunt doubles in the engine room scenes were on average 5 feet tall, making the engine room look much larger.

Early in production, the code for this film was “Planet Ice”.




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