James Cameron

BirthDay:

16 Aug 1954

BirthPlace:

Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

BirthName:

James Francis Cameron

Bio:

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting 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), The Abyss (1989) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). In 1990, Cameron formed his own production company, Lightstorm Entertainment. In 1997, he wrote and directed Titanic (1997), a romance epic about two young lovers from social classes who meet on board the famous ship. The movie went on to break all box office records and earned eleven Academy Awards. It became the highest grossing movie of all time. The rest is history. James 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. In 2000, he married actress Suzy Amis, who appeared in Titanic, and they have three children.
Filmography

Actor ( 75 credits )

Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) Himself
Mission Blue (2014) Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Secret Life of Old Rose: The Art of Gloria Stuart (2012) Himself
Titanic: 100 Years On (2012) Himself
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning: Saturday (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2012)
Side by Side (2012) Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) Himself - Director of Terminator & Avata
Brian May's Brief History of 3D (2011) Himself
Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi. The Power of Myth (2011) Himself
Twice Bombed: The Legacy of Yamaguchi Tsutomu (2011) Himself
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun (2010) Himself
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Odyssey: Driving Around the World (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mars Rising (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007)
Explorers: From the Titanic to the Moon (2006) Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hollywood Science (2006)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Running with Arnold (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Aliens of the Deep (2005) Himself
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself - Producer, Sanctum (1 episode, 2011)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2011)
Beyond Tomorrow (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
In the Cutz (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) Himself
Entourage (2004)  James Cameron (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) Himself
MythBusters (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Buzz (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Democracy Now! (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Duets (2000) Karaoke singer (uncredited)
Auto Motives (2000) Himself
Click Online (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Muse (1999) James Cameron
The Directors (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
Titanic (1997) Steerage Dancer (uncredited)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2010)
Magacine (1997)  Himself
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2002)
Your Studio and You (1995) Himself (uncredited)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Movie Magic (1994)  Himself (9 episodes, 1994-1997)
Today's Close Up (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mad About You (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2002)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1997-2009)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 1997-2010)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself - Director / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Sky News: Live at Five (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-2009)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  James Cameron (2 episodes, 1999-2010)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself (segment "Cameron's Avatar") / ... (4 episodes
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)

Producer ( 24 credits )

Avatar 5 (2023) producer
Avatar 4 (2022) producer
Avatar 3 (2020) producer
Alita: Battle Angel (2018) producer
Avatar 2 (2018) producer
Beyond Glory (2015) executive producer
Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) producer
Years of Living Dangerously (2014) executive producer (9 episodes, 2014)
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) executive producer
Sanctum (2011) executive producer
Avatar (2009) producer
Aliens of the Deep (2005) producer
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003) executive producer
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) producer
Solaris (2002) producer
Dark Angel (2000) executive producer (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
Titanic (1997) producer
Strange Days (1995) producer
True Lies (1994) producer
Point Break (1991) executive producer
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) producer
Xenogenesis (1978) producer
The Informationist (0) producer
The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back (0) producer

Writer ( 23 credits )

Avatar 5 (2023) (characters)
Avatar 4 (2022) (characters)
Avatar 3 (2020) (written by)
Alita: Battle Angel (2018)
Avatar 2 (2018) (screenplay)
Terminator Genisys (2015) (characters)
Avatar (2009) (written by)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) (31 episodes, 2008-2009)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (characters) &
Dark Angel (2000) (creator) (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
Titanic (1997) (written by)
Strange Days (1995)
True Lies (1994)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (written by) &
The Abyss (1989) (written by)
Aliens (1986) (characters)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
The Terminator (1984) (written by) and
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
Xenogenesis (1978) (writer)
Untitled Terminator 3 (0) (characters)
Untitled Terminator 2 (0) (characters)
Untitled Animated Action Adventure (0) (originated by)

Director ( 20 credits )

Avatar 5 (2023)
Avatar 4 (2022)
Avatar 3 (2020)
Alita: Battle Angel (2018)
Avatar 2 (2018)
Avatar (2009)
Aliens of the Deep (2005)
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
Dark Angel (2000) (1 episode, 2002)
Titanic (1997)
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
True Lies (1994)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Abyss (1989)
Aliens (1986)
The Terminator (1984)
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
Xenogenesis (1978)
The Informationist (0)
The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back (0)

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