On March 23, 1998, James Cameron’s Titanic won 11 Academy awards, including the Best Picture. It tied with the 1959 classic Ben Hur. Titanic was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and made the distinction of tying with the 1950’s classic ‘All About Eve’ for most Oscar nominations. Titanic, which was starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and was a fictionalized story about the sinking of RMS Titanic, was released in 1997 and received critical and commercial success. Over the next six months since its released Titanic became the first movie ever to garner more than $1 billion internationally.