Leonardo DiCaprio rose to the ranks of superstardom following his function in James Cameron’s Titanic. Nonetheless, in response to the director, the actor practically misplaced out on his function for not eager to audition for it.
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In a latest interview with Leisure Weekly, Cameron spoke concerning the legendary 1995 movie. In accordance with him, DiCaprio was all the time on the prime of his record to play Jack, however the function nearly went to another person after DiCaprio refused to learn for the function.
“‘Oh, I don’t learn,’” Cameron mentioned DiCaprio informed him earlier than the director shook his hand and mentioned, “Effectively, thanks for coming by.” It was then, Cameron mentioned, that DiCaprio replied, “Wait, wait, wait, if I don’t learn, I don’t get the half. Identical to that?’”
Cameron went on to say that he informed DiCaprio that Titanic was “a large film that’s going to take two years of my life, and also you’ll be gone doing 5 different issues whereas I’m doing post-production. So I’m not going to f— it up by making the flawed choice in casting. So that you’re going to learn, otherwise you’re not going to get the half.”
The director went on to say that DiCaprio did find yourself studying for the half, though he did joke that “each ounce of his total being is totally adverse proper up till I mentioned, ‘Motion,’ after which he was Jack. And Kate simply lit up, and so they went into this entire factor, and he performed the scene. Darkish clouds had opened up, a ray of solar got here down and lit up Jack. I’m like, ‘All proper, he’s the man.’”
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In fact, DiCaprio’s flip as Jack was what turned him from an already well-known heartthrob right into a celebrity and would result in numerous roles for him sooner or later. As for Cameron, his subsequent movie, Avatar: The Method of Water, will premiere in theaters on December 16, 2022.