Titanic, released in 1997, tells the story of the passengers travelling on the cruise liner Titanic. The ship sank after a collision with an iceberg in 1912 during its maiden voyage and 1.500 people met their deaths. Until 2009, Titanic, directed by the visionary James Cameron used to be the most successful film of all times until it was replaced by Avatar, also directed and produced by Mr. Cameron. Titanic was awarded with – believe it or not – eleven well-deserved Oscars!
The two protagonists “Rose“ and “Jack“ were played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. “Rose“ and “Jack“ travelled in different classes on the Titanic when falling hopelessly in love with each other...
...and “Jack“ and “Rose‘s“ destiny is still touching millions of viewers till this day. The couple‘s story is one of the biggest on-screen love-stories ever and billions of tears were shed while watching “Jack“ pass away at the end.
Kate Winslet portrayed “Rose DeWitt Bukater“, a young, wealthy woman, travelling along with her fiancé “Caledon Hockley“ (Billy Zane) and her mother “Ruth DeWitt Bukater“ (Frances Fisher) aboard of the Titanic. In 1998, Kate Winslet was nominated for the Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role – but instead, Helen Hunt received the Award for her part in As Good As It Gets.
Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of "Jack Dawson" who won tickets to board the Titanic during a card game and wanted to start a new life in the United States...
Leo is one of the more successful Hollywood Stars who has starred in Blockbusters like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Great Gatsby. In 2016, Leo finally won his first Oscar for his role in The Revenant. DiCaprio is a hero on and off screen having dated models like Gisele Bündchen and Bar Refaeli.
During her trip on the Titanic, "Rose" tries to escape her alleged fiance. She is soon spotted having an affair with "Jack" and quickly leaves as our damsel in distress.
Billy Zane played the role of jealous and ruthless millionaire "Caledon Hockley" and eventually became widely known for the role.
After Titanic, Billy Zane was able to star in several movies and TV shows including Samantha Who?, Charmed and Guilt. He is currently married to model Candice Neil with whom he has one daughter.
Kathy Bates played the role of widow "Molly Brown" on board the Titanic. She is laughed at by the rest of the passengers who call her "newly rich" which doesn´t stop her from taking "Jack" under her wing.
Kathy Bates has appeared in numerous films and series in recent years, including About Schmidt, for which she received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Currently, Kathy is the lead actress in the Netflix series Disjointed, where she plays the owner of a medical marijuana store. She also appeared in American Horror Story.
Frances Fisher played the role of "Ruth DeWitt Bukater", the mother of "Rose". She tried to convince "Rose" to marry the rich "Cal" in order to secure her daughter´s financial well-being.
Frances Fisher appeared in a variety of movies including Laws of Attraction and The Lincoln Lawyer. She also played the leading role in the TV series Resurrection. She was married to Clint Eastwood back in the 90´s with whom she had one daughter.
Victor Garber played the role of ship architect "Thomas Andrews" in the movie, who was also the ship´s designer in real life.
After his role in Titanic, Garber starred in a variety of movies such as Legally Blonde alongside Reese Witherspoon. He was also seen in the 2017 series Legends of Tomorrow. He has been married to his life partner Rainer Andressen since 2015.