With the freak snowfall we had yesterday in my area, it was a shocking and ironic reminder that today is the 103rd anniversary of the the sinking of the S.S. Titanic. Trying to keep myself warm today, I thought that I would set my sights on a lighter topic and "celebrate" with some fun facts that you may not have known from the making of the blockbuster hit Titanic.
Gloria Stuart was the only member of the crew who was alive when the Titanic sank
At 87-years-old she is also the oldest person to have been nominated for an Oscar. She lost to Kim Basinger, who won for her work in L.A. Confidential.
Reba McEntire was offered the role of Molly Brown but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts
She definitely would have brought a little spice to the role!
Kate Winslet was the only crew member who refused to wear a wet suit in this scene
Thanks to this, she caught pneumonia...
James Cameron actually drew all of Jack's sketches in the film
That is actually James' hand, not Leonardo's.
After finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo, Kate flashed him when they first met
Well, that is certainly one way to break the ice.
After writing the script, James found out there was a real "J. Dawson" who died on board the S.S. Titanic
I guess he "let go."
When Jack says "Lie on the bed, uh, I mean couch" that was actually a mistake
It was actually just meant to be "Lie on the couch" but Leo messed up. James liked it so much that he kept it in the film.
James actually didn't want any songs in the film
It probably would have saved a lot of karaoke attendees some headaches and would have been one less song stuck in our heads... but would our hearts have gone on?
Now try to get it out... Oops.
The studio wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack and Gwyneth Paltrow was up for the role of Rose
I think we can all agree that it would have been a VERY different movie if those casting choices had gone through.
It's the first movie that James wrote and directed that didn't include or mention nuclear weapons
Though, let's face it, there was mass destruction...
I hope I didn't spoil it for you, but yes, the boat does sink at the end.
This movie is an enjoyable one, whether you watch for the artistry, for the romance, or you just want to see a boat sink and make yourself never want to take a cruise... ever, it's never a boring ride when you sit down to watch TItanic.