Who hasn’t seen “Titanic“? You have probably consumed the DVD watching it over and over again.
It’s been twenty years since we watched Rose and Jack fall in love on the RMS Titanic, but the film remains one of the most beautiful and moving love stories ever.
In honor of this epic romance, we have selected for you 10 facts you probably never knew about it.
1 – Kate Winslet didn’t want to wear a wetsuit during the water scenes. As a result, she got pneumonia.
2 – 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.
3 – In the portrait scene, James Cameron drew all the pictures in Jack’s sketchbook. The hands seen sketching Rose were not Jack’s but Cameron’s.
4 – Gwyneth Paltrow was up for the role of Rose, while Matthew McConaughey was the first choice for the role of Jack.
5 – 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.
6 – The water was 3 feet deep.
7 – Robert De Niro was offered the role of Captain Smith but turned it down due to a gastrointestinal infection.
8 – The film was originally called “Planet Ice”.
9 – After James Cameron finished the script, he discovered that there was a real “J. Dawson” who died aboard the Titanic.
10 – When Jack is preparing to draw Rose, he tells her to “Lie on that bed, uh I mean couch.” while the original line was “Lie on that couch”, but DiCaprio made a mistake. James Cameron liked it, so he kept it.