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Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to the ‘Titanic’ Door Scene Controversy


Leonardo DiCaprio broke his silence on the controversial door scene from Titanic.

In the 1997 classic, DiCaprio’s character, Jack, died from hypothermia while resting his arms on a floating door in the freezing North Atlantic Ocean. Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, survived by floating on the door. Since the movie’s release, fans have argued that there was enough space on the door for both Jack and Rose. Watch the scene below if you need a refresher.

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DiCaprio sat down with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie for an interview with MTV News to promote their upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The actor was asked whether Jack could “have fit on that door at the end of Titanic.”

Robbie said, “I remember bawling my eyes out when I was a girl.” When Pitt weighed in, he said he was “gonna go back and look” at the scene.

“That is the biggest controversy, I think, in modern cinema,” Robbie said, as DiCaprio chimed in to add, “Ever.”

Pitt teased his costar by asking: “Could you? Could you have squeezed in there? You could’ve, couldn’t you?” The 44-year-old laughed, and then said: “No comment, Brad.”

When Robbie then inquired further to determine whether DiCaprio asked if the door should be made “smaller,” he replied: “Like I said, I have no comment.”