James Cameron Commissions Scientific Study to Determine Leonardo DiCaprio Had to Die in ‘Titanic’ & Disprove Theory He Could Fit on Door With Kate Winslet

Director James Cameron used science to prove that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character had to die in Titanic.

Anyone who has watched the movie before knows that Leonardo‘s Jack Dawson freezes to death in the water after the ship sank. Kate Winslet‘s Rose DeWitt Bukater barely survived and only did so because she was able to stay out of the water by floating on a piece of a broken door.

It’s a common fan theory that both Jack and Rose could have fit on the door and thereby survived the catastrophe together.

James wants everyone to know that there’s no way they both would have made it out of the water.

Click inside to find out what James Cameron had to say…

“We have done a scientific study to put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all,” the director told The Toronto Sun. “We have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and we’re going to do a little special on it that comes out in February.”

He explained how the study was conducted. “We took two stunt people who were the same body mass of Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over them and inside them and we put them in ice water and we tested to see whether they could have survived through a variety of methods and the answer was,” he said.

The findings were clear: “There was no way they both could have survived. Only one could survive.”

Of course, the death also served another purpose in driving the plot forward and adding a tragic loss to the pair’s starstruck romance.

“It’s like Romeo and Juliet,” James added. “It’s a movie about love and sacrifice and mortality. The love is measured by the sacrifice.”

The special is set to air on National Geographic around the same time that Titanic returns to theaters for Valentine’s Day.

James also revealed that Leonardo almost wasn’t cast in the movie.

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