Biography

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He moved to the USA in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screen-writing ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and debuted as a director with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) the following year. In 1984, he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. After this came a string of successful science-fiction action films such as Aliens (1986) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Cameron is now one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. He was formerly married to producer Gale Anne Hurd, who produced several of his films. He married Kathryn Bigelow in 1989.

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He moved to the USA in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screen-writing ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and debuted as a director with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) the following year. In 1984, he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. After this came a string of successful science-fiction action films such as Aliens (1986) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Cameron is now one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. He was formerly married to producer Gale Anne Hurd, who produced several of his films. He married Kathryn Bigelow in 1989.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1954-08-16

Place of Birth Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

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Also Known As

  • 詹姆斯·卡梅隆
  • เจมส์ แคเมรอน
  • ジェームズ・キャメロン
  • 제임스 캐머런
  • جيمس كاميرون
  • Джеймс Кэмерон

Acting TV ShowsMovies

T2: Reprogramming The Terminator as Himself
2018 James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction(6 episodes) as Himself
2017 Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron as Himself
2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary as Himself
2014 Deepsea Challenge as Himself
2014 Mission Blue as Himself
2013 Amazon Unknown as Himself
2012 Reflections on Titanic as Himself
2012 Side by Side as Himself
2012 Titanic: 100 Years On
2012 Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron as Himself
2011 Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan as himself
2011 Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth as Himself
2010 Capturing Avatar as Himself
2010 A Message from Pandora as Himself
2010 Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora as Himself
2007 Mars Rising(6 episodes)
2006 The Exodus Decoded as Narrador
2006 Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon as Himself
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 Last Mysteries Of The Titanic
2005 Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us as Himself
2005 Aliens of the Deep as Himself
2004 Entourage(4 episodes)
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Himself
2003 Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' as Himself
2003 Ghosts of the Abyss as Himself
2002 Expedition Bismarck as Himself
2002 Iron and Beyond as Himself - Director
2001 Alien Evolution as Himself
2001 2001: The Making of a Myth as Himself
1997 Titanic as Steerage Dancer
1997 The View(1 episode)
1995 Your Studio and You as Himself
1994 Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy as Lui-même
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1992 The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective as Himself
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Writing

2025 Avatar: The Quest for EywaCharacters
2025 Avatar: The Quest for EywaWriter
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun RiderWriter
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun RiderCharacters
2021 Avatar: The Seed BearerCharacters
2021 Avatar: The Seed BearerWriter
2020 Avatar: The Way of WaterCharacters
2020 Avatar: The Way of WaterScreenplay
2019 TerminatorCharacters
2019 TerminatorScreenstory
2019 Alita: Battle AngelScreenplay
2015 Terminator GenisysCharacters
2009 AvatarWriter
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles(31 episodes)Characters
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesCharacters
2000 Dark Angel(1 episode)Writer
1997 TitanicScreenplay
1995 Strange DaysStory
1995 Strange DaysScreenplay
1994 True LiesScreenplay
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment DayWriter
1989 The AbyssScreenplay
1986 AliensScreenplay
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part IIScreenplay
1984 The TerminatorWriter
1981 Piranha Part Two: The SpawningScreenplay
1979 Screenplay(1 episode)Writer
1978 XenogenesisWriter

Production

Fantastic VoyageProducer
2025 Avatar: The Quest for EywaProducer
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun RiderProducer
2021 Avatar: The Seed BearerProducer
2020 Avatar: The Way of WaterProducer
2019 TerminatorProducer
2019 Alita: Battle AngelProducer
2018 The Game ChangersExecutive Producer
2015 Beyond GloryExecutive Producer
2014 Deepsea ChallengeProducer
2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds AwayProducer
2012 Titanic: The Final Word with James CameronExecutive Producer
2009 AvatarProducer
2007 The Lost Tomb Of JesusExecutive Producer
2006 The Exodus DecodedExecutive Producer
2006 The Exodus DecodedProduction Director
2003 Volcanoes of the Deep SeaExecutive Producer
2003 Ghosts of the AbyssProducer
2002 SolarisProducer
2000 Dark Angel(42 episodes)Executive Producer
1997 TitanicProducer
1995 Strange DaysProducer
1994 True LiesProducer
1991 Point BreakProducer
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment DayProducer

Directing

2025 Avatar: The Quest for EywaDirector
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun RiderDirector
2021 Avatar: The Seed BearerDirector
2020 Avatar: The Way of WaterDirector
2009 AvatarDirector
2005 Aliens of the DeepDirector
2003 Ghosts of the AbyssDirector
2002 Expedition BismarckDirector
2000 Dark Angel(1 episode)Director
1997 TitanicDirector
1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across TimeDirector
1994 True LiesDirector
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment DayDirector
1989 The AbyssDirector
1986 AliensDirector
1984 The TerminatorDirector
1981 Piranha Part Two: The SpawningDirector
1978 XenogenesisDirector

Editing

2024 Avatar: The Tulkun RiderEditor
2021 Avatar: The Seed BearerEditor
2020 Avatar: The Way of WaterEditor
2009 AvatarEditor
1997 TitanicEditor

Crew

2013 GravityThanks
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds ConcertThanks
1981 Galaxy of TerrorSecond Unit

Art

1981 Galaxy of TerrorProduction Design
1980 Battle Beyond the StarsArt Direction

Creator

2018 James Cameron's Story of Science FictionCreator
2000 Dark AngelCreator

Visual Effects

1980 Battle Beyond the StarsVisual Effects

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