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Behind the Scenes Secrets of the film 'Titanic'

Gather up your tissues ladies. Kate and Leo are making a second coming and this time the heart- wrenching tale is going to be bigger than ever. Yes. That’s right. The Titanic has gone 3-D.

While I don’t normally condone the push to three-dimensionalize every moving picture and further hike up the price of seeing a good ole fashioned flick…Leo in 3-D? Definitely don’t hate it.

Leonardo DiCaprio

In honor of the film’s multi-dimensional debut, Buzzfeed compiled a list of 33 odd facts about the original Titanic film. Here are some of the best:

- The studios wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack but the film’s director, James Cameron, wanted Leo. Gwyneth Paltrow was also up for the role of Rose.

- Cameron drew the pictures in Jack’s sketchbook himself. Directed a mega-hit and sketched the lovely Kate Winslet to perfection…the guys’s got talent.

- Robert De Niro was handed the role of Captain Smith. Unfortunately, he had to turn it down due to a gastrointestinal infection.

- During the film’s climax when the water comes crashing into the Grand Staircase room, filmmakers had only one shot to get it right before the entire set was ruined for good.

flood scene

- A large majority of the stuntmen in the engine room scenes were only 5 feet tall thus making the set look much larger than it actually was. Ah yes, the magic of 90’s filmmaking at its finest.

- Remember that cute old couple seen snuggling in bed while the water comes rushing in? As it turns out, that couple is meant to be Ida and Isador Struass. The two were owners of Macy’s and actually did choose to die together rather than attempt to survive alone. Awww…

- And finally, on the final night of production, some jokester slipped angel dust (PCP) into the cast and crew’s clam chowder causing 80 of them to head to the hospital with hallucinations. 

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