James Cameron

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.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1954-08-16

Place of Birth Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Deepsea Challenge 3D as Himself
2014 Mission Blue as Himself
2012 Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan as himself
2012 Reflections on Titanic as Himself
2012 Side by Side as Himself
2012 Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron as Himself
2011 Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi. The Power of Myth as Himself
2010 Capturing Avatar as Himself
2010 Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora as Himself
2007 Mars Rising(6 episodes)
2006 Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon as Himself
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 Last Mysteries Of The Titanic
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 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)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 ODYSSEY: Driving Around the World(0 episodes)

Writing

2020 Avatar 3 … Writer
2018 Avatar 2 … Characters
2018 Avatar 2 … Screenplay
2015 Terminator Genisys … Characters
2009 Avatar … Screenplay
2009 Avatar … Writer
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles(0 episodes) … Writer
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines … Characters
2000 Dark Angel(1 episode) … Writer
1997 Titanic … Screenplay
1995 Strange Days … Screenplay
1994 True Lies … Screenplay
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day … Writer
1989 The Abyss … Screenplay
1986 Aliens … Screenplay
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II … Screenplay
1984 The Terminator … Writer
1981 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning … Screenplay
1978 Xenogenesis … Writer
1900 Screenplay(1 episode) … Writer

Directing

2023 Avatar 5 … Director
2022 Avatar 4 … Director
2020 Avatar 3 … Director
2018 Avatar 2 … Director
2009 Avatar … Director
2005 Aliens of the Deep … Director
2003 Ghosts of the Abyss … Director
2002 Expedition Bismarck … Director
2000 Dark Angel(1 episode) … Director
1997 Titanic … Director
1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time … Director
1994 True Lies … Director
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day … Director
1989 The Abyss … Director
1986 Aliens … Director
1984 The Terminator … Director
1981 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning … Director
1978 Xenogenesis … Director

Production

2022 Avatar 4 … Producer
2018 Alita: Battle Angel … Producer
2018 Avatar 2 … Producer
2014 Deepsea Challenge 3D … Producer
2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away … Producer
2012 Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron … Executive Producer
2009 Avatar … Producer
2007 The Lost Tomb Of Jesus … Executive Producer
2003 Volcanoes of the Deep Sea … Executive Producer
2003 Ghosts of the Abyss … Producer
2002 Solaris … Producer
2000 Dark Angel(42 episodes) … Executive Producer
1997 Titanic … Producer
1995 Strange Days … Producer
1994 True Lies … Producer
1991 Point Break … Producer
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day … Producer

Editing

2022 Avatar 4 … Editor
2018 Avatar 2 … Editor
2009 Avatar … Editor
1997 Titanic … Editor

Art

1981 Galaxy of Terror … Production Design
1980 Battle Beyond the Stars … Art Direction

Visual Effects

1980 Battle Beyond the Stars … Visual Effects

Crew

1981 Galaxy of Terror … Second Unit

Creator

2000 Dark Angel … Creator

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