10 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Titanic - #20YearsOfTitanic

Myra Khaled 02:31 AM | 18 Dec, 2017
10 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Titanic - #20YearsOfTitanic
It's the 20th anniversary the epic disaster drama, Titanic. Here are all the odd facts you may not have known about the 1997 blockbuster.

TITANIC, from left: Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Nucci, 1997. ph: Merie Weismiller Wallace/TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection

1. It was one expensive movie!

James Cameron, the director of the movie, needed $2 million to fund a deep-sea expedition to the wreck of the real Titanic. The costumes alone cost $8.4 million. It was nothing compared to the film Titanic’s final price tag, though.

2. Chick flick?

Cameron once called Titanic "a $190 million chick flick" and by January 1998, 20th Century Fox estimated that 7% of all American teenage girls had seen the movie twice. It made more money ($32 million) during its 11th weekend in theaters than it did during its first.

3. Kate Winslet really wanted to play the character of Rose.

After Kate auditioned for the part, and Cameron left her waiting, Winslet tracked him down on his car phone and said, “You don’t understand, I am Rose!” And she was, indeed she was!

4. Leonardo DiCaprio turned 22 and Kate Winslet turned 21 during the shooting of the movie.

Kate spent her 21st birthday shooting Jack’s death scene. “We were lying there on the raft, sort of shivering together, and I said ‘Leo, it’s my birthday today.’ And he said, ‘That’s great, sweetie. You know what? I don’t care.’”

5. Leo didn't want to be Jack Dawson!

James Cameron knew he wanted DiCaprio to be his Jack Dawson, but DiCaprio didn’t want to be his Jack.

“I just wasn't used to playing an openhearted, free-spirited guy, I've played the more tortured roles in the past. It was difficult to be someone closer to 'me' than anyone else.”

6. James Cameron was told to cut the film but he refused harshly.

20th Century Fox President Bill Mechanic visited Cameron onset and told him, “From a financial standpoint, this film is wildly out of control. Nothing is going to change that. All we can do now is contain it. So here are some scenes we’d like you to cut from the shooting schedule.” Cameron studied the list of scenes, and immediately refused to cut any of them.

“If you want to cut my film,” James Cameron told the president of Fox, “you’ll have to fire me, and to fire me you’ll have to kill me.” Then he stormed off set. The scenes stayed in the picture.

7. Everything was REAL - no, we're serious.

James Cameron wanted real wallpaper - thousands of props, from ashtrays to teacups to forks, had to be stamped with the White Star Line logo, even if it was impossible for viewers to see. Even the water in the film was freezing ocean water which later gave Kate Winslet pneumonia.

8. The Heart of the Ocean necklace did cost a lot - literally!

The J. Peterman Company of the United States, began selling the $198 Heart of the Ocean necklace. They ended up selling more than a million dollars’ worth of Heart Of The Ocean replicas - and faced bankruptcy because the popularity of the movie went away but their expansion ideas that had emerged due to this necklace cost them heavily!

9. Guess who was Leo's understudy!

James Cameron wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to be his Jack Dawson, but the film’s producers wanted another leading man - Matthew McConaughey. Yes, the Matthew McConaughey. Imagine Rose and Jack all over again now.

Yeah, we can't either.

10. These lines are EVERYTHING!

“It’s not up to you to save me, Jack,” Rose says, after she has tried to pull away from him, and he has tried to come back to her.

“You’re right,” he says. “Only you can do that.”

Here's to 20 years of all the tears you've cried while watching this classic piece of art!

Myra Khaled
Myra Khaled

Sub-Editor, Lifestyle - Daily Pakistan


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 3, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 03, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 298.9 302.15
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.05 936.05
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 3, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,500 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 232,500 PKR 2125


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