“Titanic” Hides One of Director James Cameron’s Most Impressive Talents

Not only is Titanic one of director James Cameron’s most popular movies, it still holds a place in the five highest grossing movies of all time. The romance between Jack and Rose is one of the most iconic put to screen, with Jack’s artistic expression being a key part of it. Yet, some interesting behind-the-scene interviews have revealed that James Cameron was the one with the impressive artistic talent. In the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack Dawson, is a poor, aspiring artist, who only got a ticket on the Titanic because he won it in a poker game. After meeting Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, the two form a secret relationship. A part of Jack’s charm is that he always carries a sketchbook with him and shows off his drawings to Rose. What the audience doesn’t know is that when Jack is drawing, the hands doing the drawing actually belong to James Cameron. In his early life, Cameron was always drawing, and wanted to become an artist. Books of his art have even been released, including Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron. Because Jack was right-handed and Cameron is left-handed, all the shots in Titanic were mirror-imaged in post-production.