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James Cameron

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.

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Aug 16, 1954 In Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Series ODYSSEY: Driving Around the World 2018
Known For
Poster of ODYSSEY: Driving Around the World
Poster of Mission Blue
Poster of Mars Rising
Poster of Aliens of the Deep
Series ODYSSEY: Driving Around the World Unknown 2018
Movie Score: A Film Music Documentary Himself 2017-03-16
Movie Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron Himself 2017-11-26
Movie Mission Blue Himself 2014-01-30
Movie Deepsea Challenge Himself 2014-08-08
Movie Side by Side Himself 2012-08-19
Movie Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron Himself 2012-04-08
Movie Reflections on Titanic Himself 2012-09-10
Movie Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth Himself 2011-05-06
Movie Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan himself 2011-11-27
Movie Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora Himself 2010-02-07
Movie Capturing Avatar Himself 2010-11-16
Series Mars Rising 2007-10-07
Movie Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon Himself 2006-03-23
Movie Aliens of the Deep Himself 2005-01-21
Movie Last Mysteries Of The Titanic 2005-07-24
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself 2004-01-01
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Ghosts of the Abyss Himself 2003-04-10
Movie Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' Himself 2003-12-02
Movie Expedition Bismarck Himself 2002-12-08
Movie Iron and Beyond Himself - Director 2002-11-15
Movie 2001: The Making of a Myth Himself 2001-01-13
Movie Alien Evolution Himself 2001-10-12
Movie Titanic Steerage Dancer 1997-11-18
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Your Studio and You Himself 1995-02-01
Movie Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy Lui-même 1994-03-09
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18