Titanic (1997 film)

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This article is about the 1997 film. For other uses of the term Titanic, please see Titanic (disambiguation).

Titanic is a 1997 disaster movie about the tragic maiden voyage of White Star Line's transatlantic passenger steamship RMS Titanic. With a reported budget of $200 million, it was the most expensive film of the 20th century, but it was a huge commercial success and grossed over $2 billion worldwide. Written, directed, co-edited and co-produced by James Cameron for joint distributors Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, it won eleven Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Director.

The ensemble cast was headed by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. They were supported by, among others, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, David Warner, Bernard Hill, Victor Garber, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, Bill Paxton, Suzy Amis, Jason Barry, Jonathan Phillips, and Ioan Gruffudd.

Titanic was the first major production to depict the ship splitting into two pieces as it sank; previous films had not shown this because the British and American inquiries into the disaster recorded that the ship had gone down intact, despite some eyewitness accounts to the contrary, and this erroneous version of events persisted for decades.[1][2]