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James Cameron

1954-08-16 Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

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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.


The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World Self 2021-10-01
Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy Self 2020-01-10
Titanic, au cœur de l’épave Lui-même 2020-12-17
Atlantis Rising Himself 2017-01-29
Score: A Film Music Documentary Self 2017-03-16
T2: Reprogramming The Terminator Himself 2017-11-23
Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron Himself 2017-11-26
Eating You Alive Himself 2016-12-02
Deepsea Challenge 3D Himself 2014-08-08
Mission Blue Self 2014-01-30
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking Self - Filmmaker 2013-04-05
Amazônia Desconhecida Himself 2013-10-18
Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron Himself 2012-04-08
Reflections on Titanic Self 2012-09-10
Titanic: 100 Years On Himself 2012-06-01
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Himself 2011-11-27
Science-fiction et paranoïa: La culture de la peur aux Etats-Unis Himself 2011-05-06
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage) 2010-05-04
A Message from Pandora Himself 2010-11-10
Capturing Avatar Himself 2010-11-16
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora Himself 2010-02-07
Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon Himself 2006-03-23
The Exodus Decoded Narrator 2006-04-16
Last Mysteries Of The Titanic Himself 2005-07-24
Aliens of the Deep Self 2005-01-28
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Himself 2005-07-05
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Self 2004-01-01
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
Ghosts of the Abyss Himself 2003-04-10
Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' Self 2003-12-02
No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects 2003-06-03
Expedition: Bismarck Himself 2002-12-08
Iron and Beyond Himself 2002-11-15
Alien Evolution Himself 2001-10-12
2001: The Making of a Myth Himself 2001-01-13
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' Self 2001-03-19
Duets Karaoke singer (uncredited) 2000-09-09
The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D' Self 2000-08-29
The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman self 1999-02-01
The Muse James Cameron 1999-08-27
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Titanic Steerage Dancer (uncredited) 1997-11-18
Your Studio and You Himself 1995-02-01
Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' Self 1993-09-01
T2: More Than Meets the Eye Self 1993-01-01
The Making of 'The Terminator': A Retrospective Himself 1992-01-01
The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' Self 1991-01-01
The Making of the Terminator Himself 1985-01-01
2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars Self