Ten Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Titanic

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The studio reportedly wanted Tom Cruise or Matthew McConaughey for the role of Jack Dawson

I still forget that Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t a big star until after Titanic hit theaters. He ultimately proved to be the perfect fit for Jack Dawson, as Leo exemplified that youthful honesty and energy that makes the romance between Jack and Rose so compelling. And even though Tom Cruise or Matthew McConaughey’s notoriety may have seemed more attracted to the studio, I honestly can’t picture either of those two guys in the part. Cruise is too smarmy and would not have been able to capture Jack’s earnestness, while McConaughey appears to hardened and rough for this type of heartfelt romantic role.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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