The cast of Titanic: Then and now
Further proof we’ll never let go: On July 26, Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane reunited for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s annual charity auction in France — 20 years after the debut of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning, game-changing blockbuster. Ahead, a look at the film’s cast, then and now.
One of the globe’s biggest actors, DiCaprio shot to stardom thanks to Titanic and has become a box-office draw ever since. In 2016, DiCaprio won his first Oscar for his role in The Revenant and shared the spotlight with his Titanic costar, who was also nominated that year for Steve Jobs. “We’re very fortunate to have the chemistry that we have and the the history that we have and the trust that we have,” Winslet said of DiCaprio. DiCaprio has no other projects due in theaters soon but is reportedly considering a reteam with director Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Aviator, Shutter Island, Gangs of New York, The Departed) for an adaptation of David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
Winslet, who played Rose in Titanic, won her first Oscar for 2008’s The Reader. In addition to photo ops with DiCaprio, her 2017 will be busy: the actress stars with Idris Elba in this fall’s The Mountain Between Us and features in Woody Allen’s next film, the 1950s-set Wonder Wheel with Justin Timberlake.
Nineties favorite Billy Zane played the villainous Cal Hockley in Titanic and has remained busy in the years since — even playing himself in Zoolander and its 2016 sequel.
Fisher played Winslet’s onscreen mother in Titanic and has kept extremely busy in the years since the film’s release, guest starring on a number of popular shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Sons of Anarchy, Criminal Minds, and Fargo.
Amis, who married director James Cameron in 2000, last appeared on screen in the 1998 film Firestorm. Off-screen, Amis has dedicated herself to “learning all I can about the environment and its health,” according to her website. “The more I discover, the more I realize that my health and actions are intimately intertwined with the biosphere,” she wrote on her site. “This has led me to want to do everything in my power to understand and champion sustainable values, from what we wear, to how we teach our children, to the food we eat.”
Post-Titanic, the acting legend played Lord Aziok on Doctor Who, guest-starred on Penny Dreadful as Abraham Van Helsing, and will next be seen in Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Return.
Following Titanic, Garber became a household fixture on ABC’s Alias, where he played Jennifer Garner’s onscreen dad. Additional roles have followed on Eli Stone, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. He’ll next appear on Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville, premiering in September 2017 on FOX.
The English actor is perhaps best known for playing Theoden in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings franchise.
The beloved Paxton died Feb. 25, 2017, after suffering a stroke following surgery. In the years after Titanic, Paxton starred on the television series Big Love, Hatfields & McCoys, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Training Day.
The “King of the World” went on to direct Avatar and is currently in the midst of making three additional sequels to that film, the biggest hit in box office history. He’s also down to do more Terminator films, too.