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‘Titanic’ filmmaker James Cameron reveals Leonardo DiCaprio almost wasn’t cast in classic film

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By Leonardo DiCaprio Behavior was almost the tip of the iceberg for “Titanic” director James Cameron.

During an interview with GQ, Cameron revealed that DiCaprio nearly didn’t get cast for his famous role as Jack in the classic romantic drama after he refused to read lines with Kate Winslet during the hearing process.

“There was a meeting with Leo and then there was an audition with Leo,” Cameron explained.

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“The meeting was fun because I’m sitting in my conference room, waiting to meet an actor… I look around and all the women in the whole office are in a meeting… They all wanted to meet Leo. He was hysterical.”

The Director of “Titanic”. he recalled that the initial meeting with DiCaprio went smoothly, as he “captivated everyone”.

Since Cameron liked her acting, he asked DiCaprio to come back for a reading with Winslet, who was already busy playing the part of Rose.

“He came back a couple days later and I set up the camera to record the video,” Cameron continued.

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“He didn’t know he was going to take the test. He thought it was another meeting to meet Kate. So I said, ‘Okay, we’ll go in the next room, make some jokes, and I’ll video it.’ And he said, ‘You mean I’m reading?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Oh, I don’t read.’ I shook his hand and said, ‘Thanks for stopping by.'”

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