10 Facts about the Movie "Titanic" You Didn't Know ...

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April 15, 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

It was celebrated by the 3D special re-release of the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster Titanic, which earned the film an additional $343 million worldwide, pushing Titanic's worldwide total to an incredible $2.18 billion!

As my own personal commemoration to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I'm going to share 10 facts about the movie Titanic you didn't know!

1. Matthew McConaughey to Play Jack

I will never trust Hollywood studios to make the right choices when it comes to making a blockbuster hit film.

The reason for this being that they originally wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack Dawson instead of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Titanic without Leonardo DiCaprio is like peanut butter without jelly, it just wouldn't have been as good!

2. Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Rose

Continuing on with actors that would have ruined the movie, James Cameron originally wanted Gwyneth Paltrow to play his leading lady, Rose DeWitt.

Fortunately she turned it down for a role in Sliding Doors, which was a huge mistake being that Titanic became such a huge hit.

Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz and Sharon Stone were all also considered for the role of Rose before Cameron eventually chose Kate Winslet.

So happy he did because the chemistry between her and Leo was amazing on screen!

3. No Wetsuit for Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet was one of the few actors who didn't want to wear a wetsuit during the water scenes.3

Although in the scenes after the boat sunk, the actors were in warm water, in the scene where Rose goes looking through the corridors of the sinking ship for Jack, the water used in the scene was from the Pacific Ocean.

The water was so cold that when Rose gasps upon diving into the water, it was the actress’s genuine reaction to the frigid ocean water.

As a result of not wearing a wetsuit in the cold water, she got pneumonia.

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