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‘Titanic’ Hits Another Milestone

Director James Cameron‘s classic romance cruised past the $2 billion mark in overall ticket sales.

The 1997 epic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was re-released in 3D earlier this month to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the tragic cruise liner.

And, after raking in $11.6 million in America during its opening weekend and a whopping $88.2 million overseas, the film’s total haul now stands at $2.03 billion.

Only one other film has achieved greater monetary success. Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which earned a total of $2.8 billion.

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James Cameron Changes Stars in ‘Titanic’

James Cameron has re-edited a scene in “Titanic” showing stars sparkling in the night sky — after a leading astronomer told him the astral alignment was incorrect.

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The director unveiled a 3D version of his multi-Oscar winning classic last month and he resisted the temptation to use its reworking as an excuse to cut scenes he’s no longer happy with. But there was one shot Cameron felt obliged to alter, because a top stargazer informed him the astral pattern onscreen was incorrect for the night the liner sank in 1912.

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The scene involves Kate Winslet’s character, Rose DeWitt Bukater, drifting on a piece of wood and gazing at the night sky as the disaster unfolds. Cameron tells British magazine Culture, “Oh, there is one shot that I fixed. It’s because Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is one of the U.S.’ leading astronomers, sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen, and with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in.

“So I said, ‘All right, you son of a b**ch, send me the right stars for the exact time, 4.20am on April 15, 1912, and I’ll put it in the movie.’ So that’s the one shot that has been changed.”

Titanic 3D: Leonardo DiCaprio Embarrassed By Titanic Performance

Leonardo DiCaprio cringed in embarrassment when he recently revisited his 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Director James Cameron and DiCaprio’s co-star Kate Winslet stepped out in London on Tuesday night for the premiere of a new 3D version of the film.

DiCaprio never made it to the red carpet, but Cameron revealed his former leading man was left red-faced when he recently re-watched the film.

Cameron said: “I wish Leo could be here but he’s shooting a film.

“It would have been great for Leo to be here, to be part of the celebrations. I didn’t show him the whole film but I showed him 18 minutes of it a few months ago. It was a good reunion for us but great to watch his reaction.

“He couldn’t believe it. He said to me, ‘I’m such a young punk. Look at me.’ He was practically crawling under the seat. It was a good moment.”

The 2012 SAG Awards Winners List

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, “The Help

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Betty White, “Hot In Cleveland”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

“Modern Family”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A

Drama Series

“Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

“The Help”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

“Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

“Game of Thrones”

Kate Winslet – Winslet Refused To Watch Crawford’s Mildred Pierce

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Kate Winslet refused to watch Joan Crawford‘s Oscar-winning performance as Mildred Pierce as she prepared to revive the character in a new TV show.

The legendary screen star won a Best Actress Academy Award for her turn as the long-suffering mother in the 1945 movie, based on the novel of the same name by James M. Cain.

WInslet is set to bring the character back to life in a new TV series, and admits she only saw five minutes of Crawford’s film before turning it off.
She explains, “When you’re playing Mildred Pierce and you know someone utterly extraordinary has played it before, it’s a fine line. What do you do?… I saw the first five minutes, and I thought, ‘You know what? I shouldn’t see this. Because I wouldn’t be able to unsee it.’ “I could feel almost immediately watching Joan Crawford’s brilliant performance that what I was working toward with Todd (Haynes, director) was just something different. Not better, cleverer or any of that. It was just a different character. And I knew I had to hang on to that.”
Mildred Pierce (Keepcase)