“I really thought it was going to happen. It did not. I asked Cameron about this, because the gossip over the years that I heard and would see written about me was that I had the role in Titanic and turned it down.

“Negative. Not factual. I did not get offered that role.

“I’ve always said I’ve got to find that agent, they are in trouble, but I didn’t ever get the offer and Jim finally confirmed it,” McConaughey added.

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“But that ran for a while and I had to answer that question.”

Lowe confirmed he also went for a role in the 1997 blockbuster, saying he screen-tested for the part of Cal Hockley, which went to Billy Zane.