The then-unknown Kate Winslet reportedly beat out Hollywood heavy-hitters Gwenyth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Madonna AND Cameron Diaz for part of Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic, i.e.the role that skyrocketed her career. Titanic director James Cameron clearly felt strongly about the budding actress, and Winslet herself felt grateful for the recognition; she sent Cameron a bouquet of roses to show her appreciation after winning the part. At 31, Winslet became part of the esteemed “five-nomination” Oscar club, alongside other members Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Cate Blanchett, and more. At 33, she earned her sixth nomination for The Reader (which she won) and was most recently nominated for her part in Steve Jobs, bringing her to seven acting nominations and one award. When Winslet found out about her record-breaking five nominations, she danced around in her house. As she said, “This wasn’t supposed to happen to somebody like me.