Leonardo DiCaprio was just another young actor who was planning to make it big in Hollywood. He had starred in a few films, but nothing made him a household name. In order to capture the role of Jack Dawson, DiCaprio beat dozens of other actors for the part, including big names like Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Chris ODonnell, and Matthew McConaughey.
DiCaprios''s performance in the film made him a star, and he has since become one of the greatest film stars of all time. 1997 was a turning point in the actors career.
Titanic became the most popular film of all time with 14 Academy Award nominations and 11 victories, including Best Picture and Best Director. Only 12 years later, Titanics'' proverbial head was left. Yet, it is now one of the most popular films ever made.
Titanic''s two leading stars, Kate Winslet and DiCaprio, were born into the stratosphere. Their roles have remained constant, dating back to their childhood. To think that their lives have changed forever at such an early age.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the lovestruck Jack Dawson in Titanic in 1997, became a household name, but Dawsons and his role played a game changer, consolidating his ability to play in Hollywoods as one of the most sought-after stars.
He has now appeared in several films, including The Departed, Inception, Django Unchained, and The Revenant, for which he has, well, won an Academy Award for 18 years after Titanic.
After Titanic, Winslets'' career was changed for the better. Some of her most famous roles have come from films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Children, Steve Jobs, and The Reader, for which she has finally won an Oscar.
Both actors have remained close friends since that terrible year in 1997, which continues to become one of Hollywoods favorite friendships. DiCaprio and Winslet have both 47 and 46 years old now, but their legacy will no doubt last.