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 74

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

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa Director
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider Director
2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer Director
2020 Avatar: The Way of Water 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

Acting

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 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
1985 The Making of the Terminator as Himself
1975 Saturday Night Live (2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Writing

2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa Characters Writer
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider Writer Characters
2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer Characters Writer
2020 Avatar: The Way of Water Characters Screenplay
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate Characters Screenstory
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Screenplay
2015 Terminator Genisys Characters
2009 Avatar Writer
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (31 episodes)Characters
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Characters
2000 Dark Angel (1 episode)Writer
1997 Titanic Screenplay
1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time Writer
1995 Strange Days Story Screenplay
1994 True Lies Screenplay
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Writer
1989 The Abyss Screenplay
1986 Aliens Story Screenplay
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II Screenplay
1984 The Terminator Writer
1981 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning Screenplay
1979 Screenplay (1 episode)Writer
1978 Xenogenesis Writer

Production

Fantastic Voyage Producer
2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa Producer
2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider Producer
2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer Producer
2020 Avatar: The Way of Water Producer
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate Producer
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Producer
2018 The Game Changers Executive Producer
2015 Beyond Glory Executive Producer
2014 Deepsea Challenge Producer
2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Producer
2012 Titanic: The Final Word Executive Producer
2009 Avatar Producer
2007 The Lost Tomb Of Jesus Executive Producer
2006 The Exodus Decoded Executive Producer Production Director
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

2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider Editor
2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer Editor
2020 Avatar: The Way of Water Editor
2009 Avatar Editor
1997 Titanic Editor

Crew

2013 Gravity Thanks
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Thanks
1981 Galaxy of Terror Second Unit

Creator

2018 James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Creator
2000 Dark Angel Creator

Art

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

Visual Effects

1980 Battle Beyond the Stars Visual Effects

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