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Leonardo DiCaprio almost ran out of the role of Jack in “Titanic” because of his bad attitude, reveals James Cameron


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Leonardo Dicaprio He achieved the worldwide fame he currently enjoys thanks to his role as “Jack Dawson” in the movie “Titanic”, but James Cameron -director of the blockbuster film- has just revealed that the actor’s bad attitude in the casting was about to of making him lose his great opportunity to become the star he is today.

The filmmaker made this revelation in an interview he has just offered for GQ magazine, in which he analyzes his most iconic films, and in which he also confessed that Before meeting Kate Winslet, he was eyeing Gwyneth Paltrow to play Rose DeWitt Bukater, the young woman from high society with whom the poor third-class artist falls in love.

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Cameron recalled that he met with DiCaprio before he began filming the film, which he released in 1997 and left a very good impression on him. “So Leo came in, and of course, he wowed everyone, including myself (…) And I said, ‘Okay, let’s see what your chemistry with Kate is like.'”he added, after which He told him that they should have another meeting, but he did not mention that it was to review some lines of the script, which the actor did not like.

“He didn’t know he was going to do the test. He thought it was another meeting to meet Kate. So I said, ‘Okay, we’ll go in the next room, say a few lines, and I’ll videotape it. And he said, ‘You mean I’ll have to read?’ I said yes’. He said, ‘Oh, I don’t read.’ I shook his hand and said, ‘Thank you for coming.’”, the award-winning director told about that moment.

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“And he said, ‘Wait, wait, wait. If I don’t read, I don’t get the part? So?’. And I said, ‘Oh yeah… Come on… This is a giant movie that’s going to take two years of my life, and you’re going to go do five other things while I do post-production. I’m not going to f*ck it up by making the wrong casting decision. So, you’re going to read, or you’re not going to get the part’” Indian. At that point, DiCaprio reluctantly agreed to read.

However, his attitude remained hostile until the camera was turned on. “Then he walks in, and it’s like every ounce of his entire being is so negative, until I said, ‘Action!’ and at that moment he became Jack ”the manager explained. “Kate just fired up and they played the scene. The dark clouds had parted, and a ray of sunlight came down and caught Jack. I was like, ‘Okay. He’s the guy’”ended.

It should be remembered that “Titanic” is currently one of the highest grossing films in cinema history with a collection of US$3.099 billion based on a budget of US$200 million. In addition, she won 11 of the 14 Oscars for which she was nominated. While, James Cameron is preparing to release “Avatar: The Water Path” on December 16 in all theaters worldwide.

Source: Elcomercio

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