Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Wasn't Jack in 'Titanic'

We know it's been, like, twenty years since Titanic first hit movie theaters, but we don't think we'll ever be over it. The plot holes, that cast reunion earlier this year, the fact it's our go-to Sunday movie guaranteed to leave us bawling like a baby. It's just brilliant, isn't it?

Well, now some news has emerged that's shaken us to our very core. Kate Winslet revealed a very famous actor almost played the role of Jack Dawson in place of Leonardo DiCaprio.


Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Kate spilled that Matthew McConaughey was originally Paramount's top pick for Jack, with Leo getting involved later. She said: "I auditioned with Matthew, isn’t that weird?"

"Never said that in public before. I auditioned with Matthew, which was completely fantastic. It just wouldn’t have been the whole, Jack and Rose, Kate and Leo thing."

Kate confirmed it was actually director James Cameron who wanted Leo, and we can't picture it any other way, to be quite honest.

In more Titanic news, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently noticed a major plot hole in the movie. He told Huffington Post: "Whether or not he could’ve been successful, I would’ve tried more than once. You try once. ‘Oh, this is not gonna work. I will just freeze to death in the water.’ No, excuse me. No!"

"The survival instinct is way stronger than that in everybody, especially in that character. He’s a survivor, right? He gets through. He gets by. And I’ll tell you this, if that character was Matt Damon from The Martian, he would’ve made an outboard motor and saved everybody. This is how science can help you!"

This post was written by Carl Smith. For more, check out our sister site heatworld.

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