‘Titanic was an experiment’: Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, has revealed to Deadline how his co-star Kate Winslet, 40, encouraged him to take on his 1997 breakout role in Titanic.

‘Titanic was very much an experiment for Kate Winslet and I,’ he told the entertainment website. ‘We’d done all of these independent movies. I loved her as an actress and she said, ‘Let’s do this together, we can do this.’ We did it, and it became something that we could’ve never foreseen.’ The James Cameron directed blockbuster film went on to gross $2.18billion worldwide, making both actors instant household names.

q8DiCaprio has gone on to become a five-time Oscar nominated actor; he’s up for Best Actor again at the Academy Awards on February 28 for his role in The Revenant.

He revealed to Deadline that after Titantic’s success his life became about things that weren’t just about acting.

‘We never predicted that it would be what it was, and I said, ‘Okay, slow down. Let all this pass a little bit, and let’s get back to…find something that…I knew it was going to be an adjustment,’ he told Deadline. ‘I knew there was an expectation of me to do a certain thing at that point, and I knew I had to get back to what my intentions were from the onset.’ While his Oscars nomination resume is long he is yet to win the industry’s most prized award.

He was previously nominated for Best Actor in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Blood Diamond (2007) and The Aviator (2005) and Best Supporting Actor in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).

DiCaprio also told Deadline he was able to easily pick roles he wanted after gaining fame in Titanic. He described it as a blessing that people wanted to finance his movies too.
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