More than 20 years after Titanic hit theaters, we’re still debating whether or not Jack Dawson’s death was justified. After all, it sure seems like Jack and Rose both could have fit on the door that helped them escape from the ship’s wreckage. We diehard ’90s cinema fans may never get an official answer to that question, but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. And apparently, we’re not the only ones who take issue with the way Titanic ends. Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie recently tried to get Leonardo DiCaprio to weigh in on the issue. Stars, they’re just like us.
Pitt, Robbie, and DiCaprio currently star together in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and, on July 15th, the three costars sat down for an interview with MTV News. Interviewer Josh Horowitz took it upon himself to probe into the Titanic issue, asking, “Could Jack have fit on that door at the end of Titanic?” Robbie at least seemed to think so.
DiCaprio kept a poker face throughout his castmates’ prodding, saying simply, “No comment.”
But DiCaprio’s neutral reply didn’t stop Robbie from asking if he had suggested making the door smaller to help the scene seem more plausible. DiCaprio’s response?
“Like I said, I have no comment.”
Twitter, on the other hand, was full of comments.
While some insisted that the door was big enough for two, others argued that it wouldn’t stay afloat with both Jack and Rose on top.
He could have fit on the door, There was room for two of that door. pic.twitter.com/BHUXbfoKlf— Olivia Sissom (@SissomOlivia) July 15, 2019
I already litigated the matter of whether or not there was room on that door for Jack. See my pinned tweet from years ago. There was plenty of room and buoyancy. Leo knows this and that's why he said no comment. This matter is closed.— roxane gay (@rgay) July 17, 2019
no one:— Why are you mad? When you can be glaad. (@katieskrsgard) July 15, 2019
absolutely no one:
josh horowitz: so could've jack fit on that door at the end of titanic?
leonardo dicaprio: pic.twitter.com/sVUg8trYw3
Science already answered this and yes he died for nothing lolhttps://t.co/2gxb0uKoaD— zangmaster (@TheZangmaster) July 16, 2019
Technically Rose almost died without Jack on the door. So if he had gotten on it would have sunk more exposing them both to more water making the chance of death via hypothermia even more likely. So you could say, him not getting on kept it afloat just enough to save Rose.— Its the LightningMan (@LightningManTB) July 16, 2019
It wasn’t space that was the issue it was buoyancy. Myth busters proved it— Den (@Den06212280) July 16, 2019
It looks like this movie controversy will continue to haunt us. For now, though, we definitely have our theories.