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James Francis Cameron was born August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. Later moved to the United States in 1971. Is an Director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer and art director. Son of an engineer. Majored in physics at California State University, however, after he graduated, he drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. Early Life
His first film he ever directed is Xenogenesis, a short film made in 1978. Though, he landed his first professional job as an art director on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars in 1980. He also debuted as a director with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) in the following year. Xenogenesis full movie, Battle Beyond the Stars trailer, Piranha 2 scene.Xenogenesis full movieBattle Beyond the Stars trailerPiranha 2 scene His start in the movie business
In 1984 he wrote and directed Terminator (1984) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton. Terminator The film was a huge success, grossing over $38,371,200 dollars at the box office. Because of this it lead a string of successful science-fiction action films such as Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Success: Terminator
Terminator 2 Made in 1991 Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor is dead, and another T-101 must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced Terminator, the T-1000. The sequel is an improvement from the first film in every aspect with better acting and special effects.
Made in 1986. Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn. About a woman named Ellen Ripley who is enlisted by "The Company" to aid a rescue team to find survivors of the colony on LV-426 after the colony lost contact. Earned $10,052,042 dollars in the Box office. Aliens
Ma de in 1989. Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an aquatic species. Because of the film, Cameron has a fascination and affinity of deep sea life adventure as demonstrated by 3 documentaries he soon : Expedition: Bismarck, Ghosts of the Abyss, and Aliens of the Deep. The Abyss
Made in 1997 Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane. A boy and a girl from different social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. The movie broke all box office records and earned 11 Academy Awards as well as became the highest grossing movie of all time with $28,638,131 dollars not including Worldwide box offices with $2,185,372,302 dollars (and counting) as of June 2012. Thanks to the film, James Cameron is one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. Titanic
M ade in 2009 Not to confused with Avatar: The Last Airbender. Plot: A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels it is his home. Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver There is some criticism of the film that the plot is simplistic as in "nature vs. the (all- American) Corporation representing destructive technology." Despite the criticisms, the film did well enough in the box office to warrant two sequels. Avatar
As of October 2012, James Cameron had announced five films, one of which are in pre- production and the other in post-production. (Based on IMDb website) The announced are Avatar 2 & 3 and The Informationist. One of the films in pre-Production is Battle Angel adapted on a japanese animation of the same name in 1993 which is also adapted from the manga Battle Angel Alita The other in post-production is an Untitled James Cameron/3D Diving Documentary. Coming soon to a theater near you.
James Cameron Frequently use Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger Major Talent
Strong Female Leads. Nature scenes filmed in deep blue filter. Plots or events involving nuclear explosions. Close-up shots on vehicles, especially during chase scenes. And of feet or wheels. Zoom in shots during fight scenes, achieving a claustrophobic effect. Video monitor as a point of view in sequences. Extreme long shot of large explosions, crashes, gunshots etc. People running away in the background. Water or the ocean as a central theme. Use of machines as an important plot. Mostly Science Fiction and Action genres. Style/Vision/Significance/Trade Mark
His production company is Lightstorm entertainment. One of the founders of visual effects company Digital Domain Wrote a screenplay for Spider-Man (2002) but was turned down by studios claiming that his version of Spider-Man was "too violent". He is a huge Japanese anime fan. Members of the American Cinema Editors (ACE). He is left-handed. After seeing Star Wars (1977), Cameron quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry. The nickname "Iron Jim" came from him being very tough and demanding. Cameron reached the bottom of Mariana Trench (the deepest known point o earth) on March 25, 2012, the first person to do so in a one-man craft as a research project by Acheron Project Pty Ltd. Trivia
2007 - Ranked #3 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. Merited a place in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Artists" category) Won 3 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 37 nominations. An Oscar for Best Director, Best film Editing, and Best Picture for Titanic. Awards
"People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing." "...you can read all the books about filmmaking, all the articles in American Cinematographer and that sort of thing, but you have to really see how it works on a day-to-day basis, and how to pace your energy so that you can survive the film, which was a lesson that took me a long time to learn." "Curiosity - it's the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality." Quotes
He is currently living with his spouse Suzy Amis (June 4, 2000 - Present) 3 children Had 5 Spouses, 4 of which, are divorced and one of them with one child. Current Life