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James Cameron

Born: 1954

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.
Known For Directing
Gender Male
Place of Birth Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Resources

Movies

Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

Self in Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron

Self in Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron

Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Self in Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Capturing Avatar

Self in Capturing Avatar

Last Mysteries Of The Titanic

Self in Last Mysteries Of The Titanic

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Self in Deepsea Challenge 3D

Mission Blue

Self in Mission Blue

Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth

Self in Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth

Reflections on Titanic

Self in Reflections on Titanic

The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective

Self in The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective

Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron

Self in Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron

The Exodus Decoded

Narrator in The Exodus Decoded

A Message from Pandora

Self in A Message from Pandora

Titanic: 100 Years On

Self in Titanic: 100 Years On

Amazon Unknown

Self in Amazon Unknown

T2: Reprogramming The Terminator

Self in T2: Reprogramming The Terminator

Atlantis Rising

Self in Atlantis Rising

2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

Self in 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D'

Self in The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D'

Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'

Self in Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'

Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck

Self in Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck

No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects

in No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects

James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth

Self in James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth

Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron

Self in Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron

Inside Pandora's Box

Self in Inside Pandora's Box

Expedition: Bismarck

Self in Expedition: Bismarck

Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon

Self in Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon

2001: The Making of a Myth

Self in 2001: The Making of a Myth

The Making of the Terminator

Self in The Making of the Terminator

The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman

self in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman

The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'

Self in The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'

Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'

Self in Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'

Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

Self in Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

James Cameron & Buzz Aldrin: Explorers - Von der Titanic bis zum Mond

in James Cameron & Buzz Aldrin: Explorers - Von der Titanic bis zum Mond

Titanic: Stories From the Heart

Self in Titanic: Stories From the Heart

Brian May's Brief History of 3D

Self in Brian May's Brief History of 3D

Fatal Dive to the Titanic: Truth and Lies

in Fatal Dive to the Titanic: Truth and Lies

Ghosts of the Abyss

Self in Ghosts of the Abyss

Side by Side

Self in Side by Side

Alien Evolution

Self in Alien Evolution

Aliens of the Deep

Self in Aliens of the Deep

Eating You Alive

Self in Eating You Alive

T2: More Than Meets the Eye

Self in T2: More Than Meets the Eye

Ray Harryhausen: Working With Dinosaurs

self in Ray Harryhausen: Working With Dinosaurs

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Self in The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Iron and Beyond

Himself in Iron and Beyond

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Self in Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Score: A Film Music Documentary

Self in Score: A Film Music Documentary

Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us

Self in Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy

Self in Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy

From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking

Self - Filmmaker in From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking

Your Studio and You

Self in Your Studio and You

From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

Self in From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

Attack of the Doc!

in Attack of the Doc!

The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World

Self in The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World

Duets

Karaoke singer (uncredited) in Duets

George Lucas: Creating an Empire

Self in George Lucas: Creating an Empire

The Muse

James Cameron in The Muse

Mythos Hollywood - Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs

Self in Mythos Hollywood - Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs

Titanic

Steerage Dancer (uncredited) in Titanic

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

TV Shows