Blockbuster Titanic From James Cameron had a significant impact on life Leonardo DiCaprio, projecting him onto the Olympus of the film industry at a very young age. It’s natural to think that if he could come back, DiCaprio would do it all again.
And yet there is a film to which the star he still looks with regret: This is about Boogie Nights – Another Hollywoodscriptwriter and director Paul Thomas Anderson and released in 1997, the same year as Titanic. DiCaprio was offered the lead role; however, he decided to refuse, betting everything on James Cameron’s film. The young actor was skeptical of Anderson’s lack of film experience, who was only filming his second film at the time, and preferred to rely on Cameron’s already established name.
Role in Boogie Nights finally went Mark Wahlberg and the film was successful, receiving three Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Obviously, a success incomparable even to the success Titanicwho reigned for a long time as highest grossing films in cinema history.
Looking back, Leonardo DiCaprio has no regretsbut as he revealed in an interview, from time to time he still wonders what direction his career would have gone in if he had accepted the role in Anderson’s film rather than Jack Dawson’s role in Titanic.
Boogie Nights is a movie that I loved and would love to be a part of. I’m not saying that I would give up the Titanic for this. But it would definitely take my career in a different direction. I think they are great films and I would love to be in both. The truth is, if I hadn’t done Titanic, I wouldn’t have the career I have now and I wouldn’t be able to do the films I do now. It is obvious. Who knows how things would have turned out if I had made a different choice.”
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