How Old Was Leonardo DiCaprio During Titanic? (Revealed)

Originally posted on September 19, 2023 @ 1:08 pm

One of the most frequently asked questions about the epic romance movie Titanic is how old was Leonardo DiCaprio during the filming and the release of the film. 

He was 22 years old when he started shooting the film in 1996, and 23 years old when it was released in 1997. 

In this article, we will explore more details about Leonardo DiCaprio’s age during Titanic, as well as his relationship with his co-star Kate Winslet and some of the memorable moments from the film.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Age During Titanic

Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, which means he was 21 years and 10 months old when he began filming Titanic in September 1996. 

He turned 22 years old two months later, in November 1996. The filming of Titanic lasted for seven months, from September 1996 to March 1997, so DiCaprio was still 22 years old when he finished shooting the film. 

The film was released on December 19, 1997, which means DiCaprio was 23 years and one month old when it hit the theaters.

In the film, DiCaprio played the role of Jack Dawson, a 20-year-old artist and adventurer who falls in love with Rose DeWitt Bukater (played by Kate Winslet), a 17-year-old aristocrat who is engaged to a wealthy and abusive man named Cal Hockley (played by Billy Zane). The age difference between DiCaprio and his character was only two years, so it was not very noticeable or significant. However, some critics have pointed out that DiCaprio looked younger than his actual age, and that he had a baby face that contrasted with Winslet’s more mature appearance.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s Relationship Timeline

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s Relationship Timeline

Another aspect of Titanic that has fascinated fans and media for decades is the relationship between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who played the iconic lovers Jack and Rose. 

The two actors met for the first time on the set of Titanic, and they instantly formed a close friendship that lasted for over 24 years. Despite the rumors and speculations that they had a romantic spark off-screen, both DiCaprio and Winslet have insisted that they have never dated each other, and that they are just good friends who support each other through their personal and professional lives.

Some of the milestones of their friendship include:

  • In 1998, they both received Oscar nominations for their performances in Titanic, but they lost to Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt for As Good as It Gets.
  • In 2004, they reunited at the Golden Globe Awards, where they presented an award together and hugged on stage.
  • In 2008, they starred in their second movie together, Revolutionary Road, directed by Winslet’s then-husband Sam Mendes. The film was a critical success, and both actors received Golden Globe Awards for their roles. DiCaprio also gave Winslet a “friendship ring” after filming the movie.
  • In 2009, they attended the Oscars together again, where they were both nominated for their roles in Revolutionary Road and The Reader (Winslet won for the latter). They also shared a kiss on the red carpet.
  • In 2012, they supported each other through their respective breakups: Winslet divorced Mendes in 2010, and DiCaprio split from model Erin Heatherton in 2012. They also attended the Golden Globe Awards together again, where they hugged and cheered for each other.
  • In 2016, they celebrated DiCaprio’s long-awaited Oscar win for his role in The Revenant. Winslet was seen crying and clapping for her friend as he accepted his award. They also posed together at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
  • In 2017, they reunited at a charity auction hosted by DiCaprio’s foundation in St. Tropez. They also offered a private dinner with them as one of the items to be auctioned off.
  • In 2018, they attended the Golden Globe Awards together again, where they were both nominated for their roles in The Post (Winslet) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (DiCaprio).
  • In 2020, they joined forces to raise funds for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also participated in a virtual reunion with other cast members of Titanic to celebrate the film’s 23rd anniversary.

Memorable Moments from Titanic

Titanic is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, not only for its impressive technical achievements and historical accuracy but also for its emotional impact and unforgettable scenes. Some of the most memorable moments from Titanic include:

  • In the opening scene an elderly Rose (played by Gloria Stuart) reveals that she is the survivor of the Titanic disaster and that she has a story to tell.
  • The scene where Jack wins tickets to board the Titanic in a poker game, and he runs to the ship with his friend Fabrizio, shouting “I’m the king of the world!”
  • The scene where Jack and Rose first meet at the stern of the ship, where Rose is about to jump off to escape her unhappy life. Jack convinces her not to do it, and says “You jump, I jump.”
  • The scene where Jack takes Rose to a party in the third-class section of the ship, where they dance and have fun with the other passengers.
  • The scene where Jack draws Rose wearing only the Heart of the Ocean necklace, and says “You’re the most amazingly, astounding, wonderful girl, woman, that I’ve ever known.”
  • The scene where Jack and Rose make love in a car in the cargo hold of the ship, and leave a steamy handprint on the window.
  • The scene where the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink, creating panic and chaos among the passengers and crew.
  • The scene where Jack and Rose try to escape from the flooding ship, facing obstacles such as locked gates, rising water, and Cal’s henchman Lovejoy.
  • The scene where Jack and Rose end up on the surface of the freezing water, holding on to a wooden door. Jack tells Rose to never relinquish her promise to survive and live a full life.
  • The scene where Rose realizes that Jack has died of hypothermia, and she lets go of his hand and says “I’ll never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.”
  • The scene where Rose is rescued by a lifeboat, and she sees the dead bodies of the other victims floating in the water. She also sees Cal looking for her, but she hides from him.
  • The scene where Rose arrives in New York, and gives her name as Rose Dawson. She also sees the Statue of Liberty for the first time.
  • The scene where Rose throws the Heart of the Ocean necklace into the ocean, fulfilling her promise to Jack.
  • The final scene where Rose dies peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by photos of her life. She then reunites with Jack and the other Titanic victims in a dream-like sequence, where they kiss and applaud for her.

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