As the epic tale of love, heartbreak and nautical hubris, as well as the legacy of that one Celine Dion song, the 1997 film Titanic will live long in the memory of moviegoers; as of today, it’s still one of the highest-grossing films of all time. After two critically and commercially successful Terminator films, Titanic helped to cement James Cameron as one of the best directors around.
Young hearts fluttered all over the globe as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet became two of the hottest movie stars in Hollywood, playing the dashingly handsome Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, the former of which is so tragically lost at the end of the film.
Of course, James Cameron based his film on a real-life event; the supposedly-indestructible Titanic set sail but never returned in April of 1912, but recently, it has been claimed that Cameron used more than just a historical event to put together one of the most memorable films of the late 20th century. Now, the renowned filmmaker is being sued for $300 million by a man who claims to have inspired key aspects of the plot.