James Cameron

James Cameron

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1954-08-16 (68 years old)

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Biography

James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist. He is known for making science fiction and epic films, and first gained recognition for writing and directing The Terminator (1984). Cameron found further success with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and the action comedy True Lies (1994). He also wrote and directed Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), with Titanic earning him Academy Awards in Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. Avatar, filmed in 3D technology, earned him nominations in the same categories. Cameron co-founded the production companies Lightstorm Entertainment, Digital Domain, and Earthship Productions. In addition to filmmaking, he is a National Geographic sea explorer and has produced many documentaries on the subject, including Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) and Aliens of the Deep (2005). Cameron has also contributed to underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies and helped create the digital 3D Fusion Camera System. In 2012, Cameron became the first person to do a solo descent to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Earth's ocean, in the Deepsea Challenger submersible. Cameron's films have grossed approximately US$2 billion in North America and US$6 billion worldwide. Avatar and Titanic are the highest and third highest-grossing films of all time, earning $2.91 billion and $2.19 billion, respectively. Cameron holds the achievement of having directed the first two of the five films in history to gross over $2 billion worldwide. In 2010, Time magazine named Cameron as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Cameron is also an environmentalist and runs several sustainability businesses.

Personal Life

Cameron has been married five times. He was married to Sharon Williams from 1978 to 1984. A year after he and Sharon divorced, Cameron married film producer Gale Anne Hurd, a close collaborator for his 1980s films. They divorced in 1989. Soon after separating from Hurd, Cameron met the director Kathryn Bigelow whom he wed in 1989, and they divorced in 1991. Cameron then began a relationship with Linda Hamilton, actress in The Terminator series. Their daughter was born in 1993. Cameron married Hamilton in 1997. Amid speculation of an affair between Cameron and actress Suzy Amis, Cameron and Hamilton separated after two years of marriage, with Hamilton receiving a settlement of $50 million. He married Amis, his fifth wife, in 2000. They have one son and two daughters together.Cameron applied for American citizenship in 2004, but withdrew his application after George W. Bush won the presidential election. Cameron resided in the United States, but after filming Avatar in New Zealand, Cameron bought a home and a farm there in 2012. He divided his time between Malibu, California and New Zealand until 2020, after which he sold his Malibu home and decided to live in New Zealand permanently. He said in August 2020, "I plan to make all my future films in New Zealand, and I see the country having an opportunity to demonstrate to the international film industry how to safely return to work. Doing so with Avatar [sequels] will be a beacon that, when this is over [COVID-19 pandemic], will attract more production to New Zealand and continue to stimulate the screen industry and the economy for years.Cameron has said he is a "Converted Agnostic", adding "I've sworn off agnosticism, which I now call cowardly atheism". Cameron met close friend Guillermo del Toro on the production of his 1993 film, Cronos. In 1998, del Toro's father was kidnapped in Guadalajara and Cameron gave del Toro more than $1 million in cash to pay a ransom and have his father released.Cameron is an expert on deep-sea exploration, in part because of his work on The Abyss and Titanic, and his childhood fascination with shipwrecks. He has contributed to advancements in underwater filming and remotely operated vehicles, and helped develop the 3D Fusion Camera System. In 2011, Cameron became a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. In his role on March 7, 2012, he dived five miles deep to the bottom of the New Britain Trench with the Deepsea Challenger. 19 days later, Cameron reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. He spent more than three hours exploring the ocean floor, becoming the first to accomplish the trip alone. During his dive to the Challenger Deep, he discovered new species of sea cucumber, squid worm and a giant single-celled amoeba. He was preceded by unmanned dives in 1995 and 2009, as well as by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, the first men to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench aboard the Bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960.In June 2013, British artist Roger Dean filed a copyright complaint against Cameron, seeking damages of $50 million. Relating to Avatar, Cameron was accused of "wilful and deliberate copying, dissemination and exploitation" of Dean's original images; the case was dismissed by US district judge Jesse Ferman in 2014. In 2016, Premier Exhibitions, owner of many RMS Titanic artifacts, filed for bankruptcy. Cameron supported the UK's National Maritime Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland decision to bid for the artifacts, but they were acquired by an investment group before a formal bid took place.

Early Life

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario the son of Philip Cameron, an electrical engineer, and Shirley (née Lowe), an artist and nurse. His paternal great-great-great-grandfather emigrated from Balquhidder, Scotland, in 1825. Cameron is the eldest of five siblings. He spent summers on his grandfather's farm in southern Ontario. As a child, he declined to join in the Lord's Prayer at school, comparing it to a "tribal chant". He attended Stamford Collegiate in Niagara Falls, Ontario. At age 17, Cameron and his family moved from Chippawa, Ontario to Brea, California. He attended Sonora High School and then moved to Brea Olinda High School. Classmates recalled that he was not a sportsman but instead enjoyed building things that "either went up into the air or into the deep".After high school, Cameron enrolled at Fullerton College, a community college in 1973 to study physics. He switched subjects to English, but left the college at the end of 1974. He worked odd jobs, including as a truck driver and a janitor, but wrote in his free time. During this period, he learned about special effects by reading other students' work on "optical printing, or front screen projection, or dye transfers, anything that related to film technology" at the library. After the excitement of seeing Star Wars in 1977, Cameron quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.

Filmography

All 122

Movies 100

Self 61

TV Shows 22

Director 18

Producer 17

Writter 8

Narrator 1

Director
Avatar 3

Avatar 3 (2024)

Movie
Executive Producer
Secrets of the Octopus

Secrets of the Octopus (2024)

TV Show
Executive Producer
Secrets of the Elephants

Secrets of the Elephants (2023)

TV Show
Executive Producer
True Lies

True Lies (2023)

TV Show
Director
Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

Movie
Self
Jamie Lee Curtis : Hollywood Call of Freedom

Jamie Lee Curtis : Hollywood Call of Freedom (2022)

Movie
Executive Producer
Super/Natural

Super/Natural (2022)

TV Show
Self / Self - Academy Award Winning Filmmaker / Self - Director
Light & Magic

Light & Magic (2022)

TV Show
Producer
The Dive

The Dive (2021)

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

The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World (2021)

Movie
Executive Producer
Secrets of the Whales

Secrets of the Whales (2021)

TV Show
Executive Producer
The Six

The Six (2021)

Movie
Lui-même
Titanic, au cœur de l’épave

Titanic, au cœur de l’épave (2020)

Movie
Executive Producer
Akashinga: The Brave Ones

Akashinga: The Brave Ones (2020)

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

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy (2020)

Movie
Self (Archival Footage)
The Movies That Made Us

The Movies That Made Us (2019)

TV Show
Writer
Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Movie
6.05
Executive Producer
The Game Changers

The Game Changers (2019)

Movie
Writer
Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Movie
6.41
Self - Host
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (2018)

TV Show
Self
Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron

Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron (2017)

Movie
Self
T2: Reprogramming The Terminator

T2: Reprogramming The Terminator (2017)

Movie
Self
Score: A Film Music Documentary

Score: A Film Music Documentary (2017)

Movie
Self
Atlantis Rising

Atlantis Rising (2017)

Movie
Director
Cirque du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight (2016)

Movie
Self
Eating You Alive

Eating You Alive (2016)

Movie
Executive Producer
Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory (2015)

Movie
Writer
Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Movie
6.06
Self
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (2015)

TV Show
Self
Deepsea Challenge

Deepsea Challenge (2014)

Movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Self
Mission Blue

Mission Blue (2014)

Movie
Himself
Amazon Unknown

Amazon Unknown (2013)

Movie
Thanks
Gravity

Gravity (2013)

Movie
6.4
Self - Filmmaker
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking

From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking (2013)

Movie
Producer
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

Movie
Self
Reflections on Titanic

Reflections on Titanic (2012)

Movie
Self
Side by Side

Side by Side (2012)

Movie
1
Self
Titanic: 100 Years On

Titanic: 100 Years On (2012)

Movie
Self / Narrator
Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron

Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron (2012)

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

James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth (2012)

Movie
Self
Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun

Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun (2012)

Movie
Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Movie
2
Self
Brian May's Brief History of 3D

Brian May's Brief History of 3D (2011)

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

Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth (2011)

Movie
Executive Producer / Presenter
Sanctum

Sanctum (2011)

Movie
Self - Writer / Director
Capturing Avatar

Capturing Avatar (2010)

Movie
9
Self - Filmmaker
A Message from Pandora

A Message from Pandora (2010)

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

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

Movie
Self
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora (2010)

Movie
7
Self
Twice: The Extraordinary Life of Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Twice: The Extraordinary Life of Tsutomu Yamaguchi (2010)

Movie
Director
Avatar

Avatar (2009)

Movie
7.02
Himself (archive footage)
Plinkett Reviews

Plinkett Reviews (2008)

TV Show
6
Thanks
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008)

Movie
Characters
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)

TV Show
5.72
Executive Producer
The Lost Tomb Of Jesus

The Lost Tomb Of Jesus (2007)

Movie
Self
Mars Rising

Mars Rising (2007)

TV Show
Narrator
The Exodus Decoded

The Exodus Decoded (2006)

Movie
Self
Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon

Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon (2006)

Movie
The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report (2005)

TV Show
6.27
Producer
Last Mysteries Of The Titanic

Last Mysteries Of The Titanic (2005)

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

Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005)

Movie
Production Assistant
Crash

Crash (2005)

Movie
3.9
Self
Aliens of the Deep

Aliens of the Deep (2005)

Movie
Self
George Lucas: Creating an Empire

George Lucas: Creating an Empire (2005)

Movie
Entourage

Entourage (2004)

TV Show
6.09
Self
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

Movie
6
Self
Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' (2003)

Movie
Executive Producer
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003)

Movie
Characters
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Movie
5.85
Self
No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects

No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects (2003)

Movie
Director
Ghosts of the Abyss

Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

Movie
Self
MythBusters

MythBusters (2003)

TV Show
7
Self
Expedition: Bismarck

Expedition: Bismarck (2002)

Movie
Producer
Solaris

Solaris (2002)

Movie
10
Himself
Iron and Beyond

Iron and Beyond (2002)

Movie
Self
Alien Evolution

Alien Evolution (2001)

Movie
Self - Writer & Director
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'

Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' (2001)

Movie
Self - Narrator
2001: The Making of a Myth

2001: The Making of a Myth (2001)

Movie
Writer
Dark Angel

Dark Angel (2000)

TV Show
5.97
Karaoke singer (uncredited)
Duets

Duets (2000)

Movie
Self
The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D'

The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D' (2000)

Movie
Self
Auto Motives

Auto Motives (2000)

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

From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)

Movie
Self
The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman

The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999)

Movie
James Cameron
The Muse

The Muse (1999)

Movie
5.67
Director
Titanic

Titanic (1997)

Movie
7.28
Self
The View

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Thanks
Traveller

Traveller (1997)

Movie
Director
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

Movie
Writer
Strange Days

Strange Days (1995)

Movie
5.67
Visual Effects Design Consultant
Apollo 13

Apollo 13 (1995)

Movie
7.08
James Cameron
Your Studio and You

Your Studio and You (1995)

Movie
7
Director
True Lies

True Lies (1994)

Movie
6.07
Thanks
Cronos

Cronos (1993)

Movie
2
Self
Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'

Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (1993)

Movie
Self
T2: More Than Meets the Eye

T2: More Than Meets the Eye (1993)

Movie
Writer
Korean Terminator

Korean Terminator (1992)

Movie
Mad About You

Mad About You (1992)

TV Show
5.67
Self
The Making of 'Alien³'

The Making of 'Alien³' (1992)

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

The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective (1992)

Movie
Director
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Movie
6.02
Executive Producer
Point Break

Point Break (1991)

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

The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1991)

Movie
Director
The Abyss

The Abyss (1989)

Movie
6
Director / Writer
Martini Ranch: Reach

Martini Ranch: Reach (1988)

Movie
Director
Aliens

Aliens (1986)

Movie
6.02
Writer
Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Movie
5.54
Self
The Making of the Terminator

The Making of the Terminator (1985)

Movie
Director
The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

Movie
6.19
Visual Effects Design Consultant
Android

Android (1982)

Movie
Director
Piranha II: The Spawning

Piranha II: The Spawning (1982)

Movie
Production Design / Second Unit
Galaxy of Terror

Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Movie
Visual Effects Art Director
Escape from New York

Escape from New York (1981)

Movie
5.38
Art Direction / Visual Effects
Battle Beyond the Stars

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

Movie
4
Writer
Screenplay

Screenplay (1979)

TV Show
Director
Xenogenesis

Xenogenesis (1978)

Movie
James Cameron (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Self
The Oscars

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Self
2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars

Movie
Director
Avatar 4

Avatar 4

Movie
Director
Avatar 5

Avatar 5

Movie

Ratings

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Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1954-08-16 (68 years old)

Birth name
James Francis Cameron

Place of birth
Kapuskasing, Canada

Lifestyle
Veganism

Religion
atheism

Relationships
http://www.wikidata.org/.well-known/genid/07b2cc686a8d9a427ab7d7952ebb0306 (1978-01-01 - 1984-01-01), Kathryn Bigelow (1989-08-17 - 1991-11-10), Linda Hamilton (1997-07-26 - 1999-12-16), Gale Anne Hurd (1985-01-01 - 1989-01-01)

Spouse
Suzy Amis Cameron

Siblings
John David Cameron

Citizenships
Canada

Residences
Malibu, United States of America

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, Джеймс Кемерон

Awards
Companion of the Order of Canada, California Hall of Fame, Hubbard Medal, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Nierenberg Prize, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay, Directors Guild of America Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, Hans Hass Award, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Canada's Walk of Fame, Golden Globe Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Picture


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