It’s been almost 20 years since Titanic hit theaters, but director James Cameron is still trying to convince fans that there’s no way both Jack and Rose could have survived on their make-shift raft!
During a recent interview with The Daily Beast, the 62-year-old answered the age-old question, “Was there enough room for Jack (aka Leo DiCaprio) on the door?” — which was also the topic of a 2012 MythBusters episode.
“We’re gonna go there?” the Oscar winner hilariously asked. “Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.’ It’s that simple.”
He continued, “So you’re talking about the MythBusters episode, right? Where they sort of pop the myth? OK, so let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia. MythBusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later — which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that’s going to take you five to 10 minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn’t work.”
He added, “His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died. They’re fun guys and I loved doing that show with them, but they’re full of shit.” Oh, damn!
James winning a few Oscars at the 1998 ceremony.
The guys behind the hit Discovery Channel show, which ended last year, haven’t responded directly to James’ insult, but the series’ Twitter page did repost a few articles about his interview.
Scroll through the gallery below for a look back at Titanic’s best (and most emotional/heart-wrenching) quotes!