Billy Zane Video Interview On 'Titanic 3D,' James Cameron
Billy Zane is perhaps best known for his work in James Cameron’s 1997 multi-billion dollar grossing phenomenon Titanic, in which he plays Caledon Nathan "Cal" Hockley, the fiance of Kate Winslet’s Rose. Uinterview caught up with Zane shortly after the release of Titanic 3D to get the star's take on the film's alterations. “I was really pleasantly surprised,” Zane told Uinterview exclusively. “I certainly thought the climax would have been enhanced. I was amazed to find how engrossed I was in the nuances of the performances as a result of the conversion and separation. It heightened the drama.”
Born and raised in Chicago, Zane fostered a passion for acting at a young age. He attended the Harand Camp of the Theater Arts in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and graduated from Chicago’s Francis W. Parker High School, which boasts such distinguished alumni as David Mamet, Darryl Hannah, Jennifer Beals and Anne Heche. After graduation, Zane moved to California and landed a film role in a matter of weeks, as Match, a member of Biff Tannen’s (Thomas F. Wilson) bully gang in the 1985 hit Back to the Future (Zane reprised this role in Back to the Future II). Zane is also well known for his turn as Hughie Warriner in the 1989 film Dead Calm, which also starred a young Nicole Kidman.
Zane has worked extensively not only in film, but in television as well, where he has made appearances on such popular shows as 21 Jump Street, Murder, She Wrote, and Boston Public, as well as playing the role of Marc Antony in the 1999 television film Cleopatra.
For more on Billy Zane and 'Titanic':
- Q: Hi Billy. This is Justin from New York. What do you think is the most common misconception people have about Titanic? - Justin Jannise
- A: More than a single one, I imagine. That it was obviously unsinkable. That was the manifestation of the physical representation of great hubris. Laws of nature always slap down the laws of man, the assumptions.
- Q: I was wondering if you kept any mementos from the set of Titanic, and if so, what were they? - Justin Jannise
- A: I don’t think we were necessarily allowed to. I imagine they were pretty buttoned. I think I have a broken deck chair somewhere. There were thousands splintered every night.
- Q: Hi Billy. How did you feel about the remake of 'Titanic' in 3D? - Uinterview User
- A: I was really pleasantly surprised. I certainly thought the climax would have been enhanced. I was amazed to find how engrossed I was in the nuances of the performances as a result of the conversion and separation. It heightened the drama.
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