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25 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie "Titanic"

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3. Jack and Rose's spitting scene was almost entirely ad-libbed, as was the moment when Kate Winslet spat in Billy Zane’s face.

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Rather than spitting on Billy Zane's face, Kate Winslet’s character was supposed to stick him with a hairpin.

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4. After writing the fictitious character of Jack Dawson, James Cameron learned that there was a real J. Dawson who died on the Titanic.

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Joseph Dawson, along with many other Titanic victims, was buried in a cemetery in Nova Scotia. His gravestone is apparently the most visited in the cemetery.

6. The elderly couple who lie in bed as water floods the room is a tribute to Ida and Isidor Strauss, the owners of the Macy’s department store, who died on the Titanic.

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Ida was offered a seat on a lifeboat but turned it down because she wanted to stay with her husband. She is quoted as saying: “As we have lived together, so we shall die together.”

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21. To make the bodies in the water appear frozen, a powder was applied to the actors’ faces, which then crystallized when exposed to water.

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Wax was also applied to everyone’s hair and clothes, which gave everything a glossy, frozen look.

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Correction: Number one on this list has been updated, as Tom Cruise did not audition for the role of Jack Dawson. Instead, the studio merely wanted him to play the part.

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