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Billy Zane’s Titanic Typecast

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Period, Romance, Casting, Celeb News

Billy ZaneBilly Zane felt "typecast" after he starred in Titanic. The 46-year-old actor - who portrayed Cal Hockley in the 1997 epic drama - admitted while landing such a coveted role in the movie was "a gift," he became "synonymous with playing bad guys" among casting directors immediately afterwards.

"It's a gift for any actor to be part of such a wonderful movie - it was a blessing. But in terms of a curse, Hollywood in particular is notorious for taking less risks for more money. So when it comes to casting in particular, there's quite a bit of type casting. And they always try to make 'last year's movie,' which is a big mistake, instead of 'next year's movie.' I was synonymous with playing bad guys. So it forces you to become a little more inventive and embrace your independence and direct your own movies, and make your own life."

With the Oscar-winning movie re-released on April 6 in state of the art 3D, Billy explained watching Titanic a second time around allowed him to finally feel "sympathy" for his bad boy character:

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 21, 2010

SaltHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Angel: DVD
  • Devil: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Easy A: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Matador: Blu-ray
  • Orlando: Blu-ray
  • Salt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Soul Kitchen: DVD
  • Step Up 3: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps: DVD, Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 17, 2010

The Last Song DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Black Orpheus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cemetery Junction: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The City of Your Final Destination: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Conversation: DVD
  • Dead Man Running: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Furry Vengeance: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Good, The Bad. The Weird: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last Song: DVD, Blu-ray
  • L’enfance Nue: DVD
  • Nanny McPhee: Blu-ray
  • Orlando (Special Edition): DVD

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 9, 2009

Here are some of the options available today:

Couples Retreat DVD

  • Bronson: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Couples Retreat: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Dangerous Man: DVD
  • Dare: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Drop Zone: Blu-ray
  • Free Style: DVD
  • Hard Rain: Blu-ray
  • I Hate Valentine’s Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ice Castles: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Peter and Vandy: DVD
  • The Phantom: Blu-ray
  • Running Man: Blu-ray
  • A Serious Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Serious Moonlight: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Stepfather: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife: DVD, Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 8, 2009

Crank 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks: DVD
  • Catwoman: Blu-ray
  • Crank 2: High Voltage: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Creepshow: Blu-ray
  • Dance Flick: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dead Calm: Blu-ray
  • Freddy vs. Jason: Blu-ray
  • Friday: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Local Color: DVD
  • Menace II Society (Director’s Cut): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The New World (The Extended Cut): Blu-ray

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In Theaters This Weekend: May 8, 2009

Star Trek

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Next Day Air (R): starring Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Wood Harris (directed by Benny Boom)
  • Star Trek (PG-13): starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana (directed by J.J. Abrams)
  • Adoration* (R): starring Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Katie Boland (directed by Atom Egoyan)
  • Julia* (R): starring Tilda Swinton, Ezra Buzzington, Kate Del Castillo (directed by Erick Zonca)

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