Ant-Man might not have saved Jack from the icy waters of the Atlantic in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic, but Ant-Man star Paul Rudd might have proven to be a hero of that film. There is a chance that without his encouragement, Leonardo DiCaprio might have never taken that career-changing role.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Rudd recalled a conversation he had with DiCaprio more than twenty years ago about what would become the latter's breakout role. "It was my last day of filming [Romeo+Juliet]. We all went out out to a bar... I was riding to the place with Leo," Rudd explained, "He said, 'I just got offered this movie, and it's a big movie,' and he had done indie films to that point... he said, 'it's a studio movie - Titanic.'" Rudd went on to tell Graham, "We just had a conversation about it. He was saying, 'Well, I don't know what I'll do,' and I remember saying, 'You should do it.'"
Humble as he is, Rudd was clearly hesitant to imply that he had any real influence on DiCaprio's decision to take on the role of Jack Dawson, the role that rocketed the actor to stardom. Titanic went on to earn a whopping $2.1 billion worldwide as well as a number of major awards and accolades. It became the highest-grossing film of all time and would be for more than a decade until James Cameron's own Avatar topped it in 2010.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)