During episode #2006 of the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast, Rogan invited Brian Simpson. The pair talked a bit about James Cameron. The director of the movie Titanic had gone underwater in a Titanic submersible to witness the wreckage of the ship. However, in one segment, the pair connected it to the moon-landing controversy and questioned if Cameron actually went there.
Simpson said, “You know one of the conspiracy theory about the moon landing is that they really got a Stanley Kubrick to film it. We have a fu***ing director here claiming that he went to the bottom of the ocean and no one suspects that he made it all up.”
After Rogan agreed, Simpson responded, “Yeah, how we know he fu***ng really went down there right.”
The pair laughed off the theory after stating it. Their conversation took a turn toward Cameron because they were talking about the OceanGate controversy, the Titanic submersible which imploded underwater recently.
James Cameron was underwater in a Titanic submersible during the 9/11 attacks
Cameron was in a submersible in the Atlantic Ocean on September 11, 2001. The Titanic director was somewhere near the ship’s wreckage site, during one of the most dangerous terrorist attacks in the USA.
Bill Paxton, who played the role of Brock Lovett in Titanic, was there along with Cameron. The director and his crew that went down with him learned about the event after completing the exploration of the ill-fated Titanic.
On September 11, 2001, the Canadian filmmaker concluded his voyage. But he resurfaced only to be confronted with the shocking news by the late actor Paxton.
“What is this thing that’s going on?” Cameron asked Paxton after they resurfaced.
“The worst terrorist attack in history, Jim,” Paxton replied.
Cameron was deeply affected by the news and he later reflected, “I was likely among the last to learn about what had happened in the Western Hemisphere.”
Cameron was shocked by what had transpired. He was questioning the importance of his underwater exploration on such a day.
“While the 9/11 terrorists were committing their heinous acts, I was exploring the Titanic,” Cameron shared. “I questioned why we were focusing on the past while the present was in turmoil.”
When Rob Lowe made an appearance as a guest on JRE, Rogan and Lowe also talked about the same event.