Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Lost ‘Titanic’ Role Over ‘Negative’ Attitude, James Cameron Says: ‘I’m Not Going to F—K It Up’Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Lost ‘Titanic’ Role Over ‘Negative’ Attitude, James Cameron Says: ‘I’m Not Going to F—K It Up’

Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Lost ‘Titanic’ Role Over ‘Negative’ Attitude, James Cameron Says: ‘I’m Not Going to F—K It Up’

Director James Cameron revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio almost lost the role of Jack in Titanic due to his “negative” attitude during the auction process.Director James Cameron revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio almost lost the role of Jack in Titanic due to his “negative” attitude during the auction process.
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Director James Cameron revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio almost lost the role of Jack in Titanic due to his “negative” attitude during the auction process.
“There was a meeting with Leo and then there was a screen test with Leo,” the filmmaker, 68, recalled while breaking down his most iconic films for GQ in a video published on Tuesday, November 22.
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“The meeting was funny because I am sitting in my conference room, waiting to meet an actor. And I look around, and all the women in the entire office are in the meeting for some reason.”
“He came back a couple of days later, and I had the camera set up to record the video,” Cameron said. He thought it was another meeting to meet Kate.
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“I said, ‘Come on. This is a giant movie that is going to take two years of my life, and you’ll be gone doing five other things while I’m doing post-production,'” Cameron recalled.
“He comes in, and … every ounce of his entire being is just so negative, right up until I said, ‘Action.’ Then he turned into Jack,” the Terminator director recounted.
“Kate just lit up, and they played the scene.”
“You know, it’s been such a long time, but it was such, you know, a huge part of my life,” the Revenant star told CBS This Morning in February 2014.
“And people maybe think I have a reaction to that film. But the truth is, I’m incredibly proud of it. And not only that, the movie has really [allowed] me [to] be in control of my career.”
“I haven’t gone as far as to write a character for him specifically, that sort of thing, but I can certainly imagine it happening.”
“Leo and I collide mostly in the environmental circles because he’s doing a lot of good work around climate change and the environment ...
...and sustainability … we’re not collaborating directly but we sort of cross paths all the time in that world,” Cameron revealed.