PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Neil deGrasse Tyson attends the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival: World Premiere of "80 For Brady" at Palm Springs High School on January 06, 2023 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Getty Images)
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How Neil deGrasse Tyson Changed James Cameron's Titanic Forever
James Cameron's movie "Titanic" was a billion-dollar blockbuster and became the third highest-grossing film of all time. It was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 11, including "Best Picture" and "Best Director." Known for being meticulous, Cameron typically doesn't allow for the slightest error in detail.
However, Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to comment on the science found in movies, and indeed found something wrong in "Titanic." While preparing to release the 3D version of the film in 2012, Cameron received what he referred to as a "snarky Email" from Tyson about something the famous astrophysicist noticed in one of the film's scenes.
When Rose, played by Kate Winslet, was lying on a broken piece of a door and staring up at the stars, Tyson pointed out to the director that the stars wouldn’t have been in that particular alignment on that particular night. Being the perfectionist he was, Cameron told Tyson to send the correct stars, and he put them into the 3D version of the movie.