It goes without saying that ‘Titanic’ has gone down in movie history as one of the most ambitious and iconic films of all time. And a lot of the movie’s appeal is due, in large part, to the memorable performances and on-screen chemistry of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Obviously, it’s hard to imagine anyone in the role of Jack other than Leo. But……
Prior to DiCaprio landing the part, many actors had auditioned for Jack. And one in particular, an actor who has gone on to win an Oscar and is arguably one of the (if not THE) biggest stars in Hollywood, very nearly nabbed the role.
McConaughey, in a recent interview with ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, spoke of losing the part….which he wanted badly. He says, “I went and auditioned for that. I wanted that. I auditioned with Kate Winslet, had a good audition. Walked away from there pretty confident that I had it. Well, I didn’t get it.”
Just imagine – “I’m the king of the woooooooorld. Alright, alright, alright!!”
Do you think McConaughey as Jack would’ve been a good thing for either the movie OR the actor? We’ll never know. ~ Jason