How Leonardo DiCaprio nearly cost himself the ‘Titanic’ role twice

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New York Daily News

Leonardo DiCaprio nearly made a titanic mistake. Director James Cameron in a new video interview with GQ shared how the then-21-year-old actor nearly lost the role of Jack Dawson in 1997′s “Titanic,” the part that skyrocketed him to international fame. After having “charmed everybody” during his initial meeting with Cameron — and “all the women in our entire office,” the director recalled — DiCaprio was asked to come in for a screen test opposite Kate Winslet, who co-starred as Rose DeWitt Bukater. But DiCaprio told Cameron he doesn’t read for parts — a deal breaker for the “giant movie,” whic…

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