‘Titanic’: Was Johnny Depp Going To Play Jack?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Johnny Depp and Kate Moss

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have been born to star in Titanic. It’s laborious to think about anybody aside from these two for the roles of Jack and Rose. Because of the film, DiCaprio and Winslet have grow to be finest pals (and are nearer now than ever earlier than.) Yet, consider it or not, a number of different A-list actors might have taken DiCaprio and Winslet’s roles. One one who competed with DiCaprio for the half was Johnny Depp. 

Johnny Depp and Kate Moss
Johnny Depp and Kate Moss | Barry King/WireImage

Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio have labored collectively earlier than  

These two A-list actors each had the power to play Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s epic movie. And for individuals who don’t keep in mind, Depp and DiCaprio have labored collectively in a film earlier than. In 1993, the guts throbs starred alongside one another within the indie movie, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp attend “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Premiere | Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

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In the film, DiCaprio performs Depp’s autistic youthful brother. Believe it or not, DiCaprio turned down a number one function as Max in Hocus Pocus to star within the film alongside Depp. Yet regardless of how thrilled DiCaprio was to work with such an enormous title actor, Depp admits that he bullied DiCaprio on set.

He reveals, ‘It was a hard time for me, that film, for some reason. I don’t know why. I tortured him.” Depp goes on so as to add that he respects DiCaprio rather a lot as an actor. Depp says, “I’d say the absolute truth is that I respect Leo a lot. He worked really hard on that film and spent a lot of time researching. He came to set and he was ready to work hard and all his ducks were in a row.”

Johnny Depp was checked out for the function of Jack Dawson in ‘Titanic’

Depp is likely one of the actors who was thought-about for the function of Jack in Titanic. While the function was in the end given to DiCaprio, it’s secure to say Depp’s profession continued to flourish regardless of not getting solid. Fortunately, Depp would go on to play a unique “Jack” who spends his time on a ship.

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Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder | Barry King/WireImage

According to HuffPost, Cameron had a number of actors in thoughts for the function of Jack Dawson. They embody Christian Bale, Billy Crudup, Brad Pitt, Stephen Dorff, Matthew McConaughey, Chris O’Donnell, River Phoenix, and Macaulay Culkin.

This isn’t the one main function that Depp didn’t find yourself with. According to People, he was John Hughes’ first alternative for the function of Ferris in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ultimately, he didn’t take the half attributable to scheduling points, however he mentioned Matthew Broderick did a “great job.”

Several different actresses have been thought-about for the a part of Rose in ‘Titanic’

Similarly for Winslet, there have been a number of different actresses who might have been Rose. Despite Winslet being an unknown actress on the time, she was extraordinarily persistent when it got here to convincing Cameron for the half.

According to HuffPost, there are handful of women who might have performed Rose. The actresses thought-about for the a part of Rose embody Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Christina Applegate, Jennifer Connelly, Claire Danes, Geena Davis, Minnie Driver, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Emily Mortimer, Jeri Ryan, Winona Ryder, Tori Spelling, Nicollette Sheridan, Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Anwar, Rosanna Arquette, Rose Byrne, Gabrielle Carteris, Marguerite Chapman, Amanda Donohoe, Claire Forlani, and Madonna. 

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