The performance of Leonardo DiCaprio received widespread critical acclaim and 19-year-old Leonardo garnered his first nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, becoming the seventh-youngest Best Supporting Actor nominee for the former.
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She also had a small role in the 2001 film Wolf Girl. In 2012, Cates revealed to the Dallas Morning News that she had shed 250 lbs. — dropping from 575 lbs. to 331 — and hoped to get back into acting. However, she was again housebound due to several health scares that kept her in the hospital for nearly a year.
Death. Cates died in her sleep at age 69 on March 26, 2017. Her daughter, Sheri Cates Morgan, announced her passing on a Facebook post.
Darlene Cates, who played the morbidly obese housebound mother in the acclaimed 1993 film “What's Eating Gilbert Grape,” died on Sunday at her home in Forney, Tex. She was 69. David Morgan, her son-in-law, said she died in her sleep.
Winslet, 46, and DiCaprio, 47, have known each other since they were in their early twenties and launched into mega stardom by "Titanic." "I turned 21 on that shoot, and Leo turned 22,” she told The Guardian. DiCaprio was famously miserable during the intensive production of the film. "I remember!
Leonardo DiCaprio and his longtime girlfriend, Camila Morrone, are said to be "closer than ever," nearly four years after they were first linked.
Academy Awards, USA 1998
|Winner Oscar||Best Picture James Cameron Jon Landau|
|Best Music, Original Dramatic Score James Horner|
|Nominee Oscar||Best Actress in a Leading Role Kate Winslet|
|Best Actress in a Supporting Role Gloria Stuart|
|Best Makeup Tina Earnshaw Greg Cannom Simon Thompson|
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Jack Dawson (born 1892-1912) is the deuteragonist in Titanic and the love interest of Rose DeWitt Bukater. He dies at the end of the film from hypothermia, protecting Rose by having her float on a doorframe while he stays in the water; he was only twenty years old.
Rose DeWitt Bukater
Whilst re-watching the epic film Titanic this weekend, it struck me how the life of the central character, Rose DeWitt Bukater, is a good example of how a genealogical “brick wall” can come about. Rose boards the Titanic with her mother Ruth, finance Cal Hockley, and their servants.
No. Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, portrayed in the movie by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, are almost entirely fictional characters (James Cameron modeled the character of Rose after American artist Beatrice Wood, who had no connection to Titanic history). The movie's love story is also fiction.
|Rose DeWitt Bukater|
|Born||1895 (Unknown date) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Death||1996 (see below)|
Turns out, using Rose's life-jacket, along with some 'buoyant' intelligence, could have saved the day for Jack. When Cameron saw (on Mythbusters) that Jack could actually have saved himself by pulling off this clever physical trick, he wasn't taken aback.
The Heart of the Ocean in the Titanic film is not a real piece of jewellery, but is hugely popular nonetheless. The jewellery is, however, based on a real diamond, the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond. The Hope Diamond is one of the world's most valuable diamonds; its worth is estimated at around 350 million dollars.
Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has died. She was 100.
The diamond is, in fact, a fictional diamond. There never was a real version of this remarkable blue diamond in existence. However, a lot of details from this diamond necklace is similar to those from the Hope Diamond. The Hope Diamond was owned by Louis XIV.
The necklace bought under the condition that Celine Dion would wear it to the 1998 Academy Awards during her performance of Titanic theme song My Heart Will Go On. This piece was apparently later donated to the Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre in Cornwall, England, where it went on display.
The last living survivor of the Titanic, Millvina Dean, has died at the age of 97 in Southampton after catching pneumonia. As a two-month-old baby, Dean was the youngest passenger on board the giant liner when it sank on its maiden voyage with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.
The Hope Diamond is loaned to Harry Winston Inc. as part of the firm's 50th anniversary celebration. After extensive remodeling of the display area, the Hope Diamond is exhibited in the new Harry Winston Room in the Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals of the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
A quick flashback at the end of the movie reveals that Rose found the necklace in the pocket of her coat, which was actually Cal's, and back in the present, Rose took it out and dropped it into the ocean, over the wreck site.