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The Characters of Titanic

Rose DeWitt Bukater

Age:

17

Character Summary:

Rose DeWitt Bukater is the image of a perfect Edwardian lady-well bred, good manners, well educated and attractive. At age 17 she is forced into an arranged marriage to Caledon Hockley to pull her and her mother out of a line of bad debts, left by her father before his death. On the maiden voyage of Titanic, Rose is being taken back to America 'in chains' to her Philadelphia wedding.

The Actress


Name:

Kate Winslet

Born:

October 5, 1975

Age during filming:

21-22

Jack Dawson

Age:

20

Character Summary:

Jack Dawson, a free-spirited artist from Wisconsin wins his ticket on Titanic in a game of poker. He was orphaned at the age of 15 and has spent his life working his way around the world, hitching rides on 'tramp steamers and such'.

The Actor


Name:

Leonardo DiCaprio

Born:

Novemer 11, 1974

Age during filming:

22-23

Caledon 'Cal' Hockley

Age:

30

Character Summary:

The heir to an incredible steel fortune, Caledon Hockley is rich beyond all meaning, arrogant and handsome. He chose Rose as his fiancee, seeing her as the perfect woman to fill the role as his wife.

The Actor


Name:

Billy Zane

Born:

Febuary 24, 1966

Age during filming:

30-31

Ruth DeWitt Bukater

Age:

Unknown

Character Summary:

Likely married at a young age, Ruth DeWitt Bukater has lived her entire life in the lap of luxury. When her husband dies, he leaves her with nothing but their daughter and many large debts. She manages to maintain the facade of wealth in the family as she arranges a wedding between her daughter and the wealthy Caledon Hockley.

The Actress


Name:

Frances Fisher

Born:

May 11, 1952

Age during filming:

44-45

Thomas Andrews

Age:

39

Character Summary:

Thomas Andrews was a young and intelligent ship builder who worked for Harland and Wolff. He designed the RMS Titanic and was sailing on her maiden voyage to observe the ship in action and make last-minute modifications.

The Actor


Name:

Victor Garger

Born:

March 16, 1949

Age during filming:

47-48

Margaret 'Molly' Brown

Age:

45

Character Summary:

Margaret Brown was born to a poor immigrant family. She had always planned to marry for money, but she ended up marrying for love instead. Fortunately, her husband ended up very wealthy, making a great deal of money through engineering. In 1909 the two seperated, but remained close friends.

The Actress


Name:

Kathy Bates

Born:

June 28, 1948

Age during filming:

48

Captain E.J. Smith

Age:

62

Character Summary:

Captain E.J. Smith was one of the most experienced sea captains when the Titanic set sail. The maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic was to be Smith's last voyage before retirement.

The Actor


Name:

Bernard Hill

Born:

December 17, 1944

Age during filming:

52-53

J. Bruce Ismay

Age:

50

Character Summary:

Joseph Bruce Ismay was the Managing Director of White Star Line. His father was the founder of White Star Line. Ismay was one of the great powers behind RMS Titanic and her sister ships.

The Actor


Name:

Jonathan Hyde

Born:

May 21, 1947

Age during filming:

49-50

Rose Calvert

Age:

100

Character Summary:

Rose Calvert made a living as an actress before marrying her husband, Mr. Calvert. They lived in Cedar Rapids and had a few children. At 100 years of age Rose is living with her granddaughter Lizzy.

The Actress


Name:

Gloria Stuart

Born:

July 4, 1910

Age during filming:

86-87

Brock Lovett

Age:

Unknown

Character Summary:

Brock Lovett is a modern-day treasure hunter, and has devoted his life to looking for the famed diamond necklace, "The Heart of the Ocean". He is searching the wreck of the Titanic looking for the necklace when he discovers a mysterious drawing of a naked woman wearing the jewel.

The Actor


Name:

Bill Paxton

Born:

May 17, 1955

Age during filming:

41-42

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Lizzy Calvert

Age:

Unknown

The Actress


Name:

Suzy Amis

Born:

January 5, 1962

Age during filming:

34-35

Fabrizio

Age:

Unknown

The Actor


Name:

Danny Nucci

Born:

September 15, 1968

Age during filming:

28-29

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