‘Titanic’s ‘Little Irish Boy’ Still Receives Royalty Checks for the Blockbuster Movie

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Titanic may be Jack and Rose’s movie, but there are many additional characters who tugged at movie lovers’ heartstrings when the flick first hit theaters in 1997. Case in point: the little Irish boy from Titanic – Reese Thompson. Just 5 years old at the time, Thompson captured the hearts of moviegoers when he played the role of a young, third class Irish passenger. One of the film’s most gripping scenes came into focus when he and his on-screen sister were read a bedtime story by their mother as the doomed ship sank, with the implication that they were about to die. It was a monumental scene f…

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