Titanic: James Cameron said Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t want into say famous line #Of_WorldFebruary 12, 2019
The 1997 blockbuster’s director James Cameron has opened up about having to convince the actor, who played Jack Dawson, to shout: “I’m the king of the world!” in one of the opening scenes.
I was in a crane basket, and we were losing the light.
I had tried this and we had tried that, tried this line and that line and it was just coming up snake eyes,” Cameron revealed in the BBC’s Movies That Made Me .
The director explained he had to keep pushing the movie’s star to do it.
“I’m getting this over the walkie talkie.
‘I’m the king of the world,’ just say, ‘I’m the king of the world,’ but you’ve got to sell it!
Luckily, DiCaprio did — and it went on to became one of the most famous lines in cinematic history.
“Leo and I would go on a construction lift, and it would drop us off at the top, and then the lift would go away so that it wasn’t seen during filming.
We were trapped on this little tower with our set coats so that we wouldn’t freeze,” Nucci told Vanity Fair for its special 25 Most Influential Movie Scenes edition.
“We were up there for hours because you would have to bring the lift back in, take it up, and then have us go down.