Matthew McConaughey Could Have Played Jack in 'Titanic'?

Author |Nov 06, 2018

It turns out that the Oscar winner could have been Jack Dawson, and actually went and auditioned for the part with Kate Winslet.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, the Oscar winner revealed he once auditioned for the defined role of Jack in "Titanic" and strongly wanted draw Rose (starring Kate Winslet). But sadly, he was crushed when Leonardo DiCaprio was cast instead.

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Matthew McConaughey as Jack in 'Titanic'

"I went and auditioned for that. I wanted that auditioned with Kate Winslet", the Dallas Buyers Club star recalled.  And though the Rom-Com favorite star thought he had a good performance, he failed to star for the role.

The Oscar winner left from the audition and was self-confident that he could have achieved that role; however, he never got it.  Even now, he still wonders what went wrong why he dropped that ball. It's true that missing that symbolic role was his deep regret in his acting career. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson in Titanic brought Leonardo DiCaprio tons of money and success and earned him notable Academy Award.

Nonetheless, McConaughey's career was plain sailing with key roles in other works like Tropic Thunder, Dazed and Confused, Interstellar, The Wedding Planner, True Detective, and Magic Mike. Prior to that, he was well-known as the King of Romantic Comedies.

Last year, appearing on The Late Show,  Winslet recalled her audition with McConaughey was "fantastic" and interestingly, she revealed that this was the first time she spoke in public.

Matthew McConaughey will star in Serenity, hitting the theaters on January 25th.


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