James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic was released 19 years ago today.
The film which opened on December 19, 1997, starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as third class passenger Jack Dawson and first class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater, respectively, whom fall in love on the doomed ocean liner.
Titanic sailed up the charts to become a box-office success. It is currently the second highest-grossing film of all time, with a total of $2.1 billion. It was re-released in 3D in April 2012 to coincide with 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the 15th anniversary of the film.
Titanic went on to win four Golden Globe Awards and 11 Academy Awards, both of which included Best Director and Best Picture.