More than two decades have passed since its premiere and the filming of its Titanic And then the influence of James Cameron’s feature film continues to take center stage. Now it’s because some of director Leonardo DiCaprio’s statements about his lack of professionalism have resurfacedOn the occasion of his attitude at the Oscars.
From Actor on March 23, 1998 Evil spirit He didn’t attend the 70th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards in Hollywood, where Titanic won 11 statuettes, and his snub, a big mistake in retrospect, didn’t go down well with Cameron.
In conversation with Rolling Stone magazine, he said, “What he did was disrespectful, not just to the movie but to all the people who cared and who gave their all to that filming.”
“He didn’t go for the delivery and he was like a spoiled brat, he texted me the day before and said: ‘This is not something that should happen to me, bro'”remembered the filmmaker.
while the The actor’s representatives assured that his absence was due to “Cameron, Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart not missing the moment”., Although it was never really revealed why he didn’t attend the ceremony, the director of the film that shot him to fame didn’t exactly like his attitude. Let’s remember that at the casting stage, there was a disagreement between the actor and the director when DiCaprio believed that he had got the role of Jack Dawson without auditioning.
When the actor met Cameron, convinced the role was his, he got another script. Cameron recalled, “There was a meeting with Leo and then a screen test with him.” “The meeting was fun as I was sitting in my conference room waiting to meet an actor. When I looked around, all the women in the office were there, they all wanted to meet Leo. It was so funny”. The filmmaker said the first meeting was positive, and that DiCaprio “loved everyone”, so he asked him to come back for a reading with Winslet, who was already booked. In such a situation, a tense situation arose.
The director said, “He came back a few days later and I had the camera ready to record the video.” “They didn’t know I was going to audition, they thought it was just another meeting to meet Kate, so I said, ‘Okay, we’re going to go into the next room and do some lines and I’m going to record. Going to them. And he said, ‘You mean I have to study?’ I said, ‘Yeah,’ and he said, ‘Oh, I don’t read.’ I shook his hand and said, ‘Thanks for coming,'” he continued.
“He immediately told me: ‘Wait, wait, wait. I won’t get the part if I don’t read? Is it that simple?’ And I said: ‘Yeah, come on! It’s a huge film that’s going to take two years of my life, while you’re doing five other projects while I work on post production., The Avatar filmmaker said, “So I won’t make any mess and make wrong casting decisions, so you either read or you don’t get the role.”
Once the injunction was gone, DiCaprio agreed to recite lines of dialogue, albeit with annoyance: “It came and it was as if every particle of his whole being took on that moment a negative connotation, until I Did not say, ‘action.’ Then he said Jack’s done”, explained the director. “Kate lit up and presented the scene. The dark clouds parted, and a sliver of sunlight came down and caught Jack. I said, ‘Okay. That’s him.’
In February this year, the director spoke to LA NACION on the occasion of the film’s new anniversary and recalled that unforgettable filming. “I vividly remember the process of making the film, the great design, the construction of the ship, the scale of the construction, everything. But I also remember the beautiful kiss on the bow, a sequence that we were lucky to have because you see what you see on screen. Seeing that is the real sunset. It’s impossible to forget how many things we had to do to push the film so that it could rise to the top,” he said.
He also spoke about how he experienced the premiere more than 25 years ago. “The premiere was a miracle. The aim of the film was to move forward and it was wonderful to achieve that. I remember everything that happened then, not the awards etc., but being with the team at the premiere and most of all, when the film started connecting with the audience across the globe., That was the miraculous part I’m referring to. Besides, Titanic I switch. Since I got interested in the story to make the film, I could never let it go,” he told Via.