Matthew McConaughey clears up those Titanic rumours

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It’s no secret that Matthew McConaughey auditioned for Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in Titanic.

The Oscar-winning actor has spoken in the past about how he was convinced that he had bagged the lead role of Jack Dawson in director James Cameron’s movie.

However, he addresses all the rumours once again on tonight's (December 7) The Graham Norton Show... and even he's not sure what the real deal was.

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"I don't know the real truth," McConaughey admits. "I heard that James Cameron told people I had the part but that I turned it down.

"I did read with Kate (Winslet) but I was never offered the part. If I was, I'd like to talk to my agent about it!"

Well, it certainly would have been interesting to see Jack go "I’m king of the world... alright, alright, alright" in the 1997 blockbuster. Actually, maybe it was for the best.

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As well as McConaughey, tonight's Graham Norton is set to see appearances from John Cena, Hailee Steinfeld, Jamie Oliver, Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson.

Meanwhile, the BBC One chat show recently unveiled the line-up for its New Year's Eve special, with Olivia Colman, Keira Knightley, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce and Rita Ora all appearing on the sofa.

The Graham Norton Show continues tonight on BBC One at 10.35pm.

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