James Cameron

Name in Native Language: "James Francis Cameron" (English/EN)
Crew | * 08/16/1954 (64) | Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker, environmentalist, explorer, and philanthropist who lives in the United States. After working in special effects, he found major success after directing and writing the science fiction action film The Terminator (1984). He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to write and direct Aliens (1986); three years later he followed up with The Abyss (1989). He found further critical acclaim for his use of special effects in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). After his film True Lies (1994), Cameron took on his biggest film at the time, Titanic (1997), which earned him Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. After Titanic, Cameron began... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Science Fiction | Action

Known for these Movies & Shows



2009 | 3.7/5 | 2h 42min
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1986 | 4.0/5 | 2h 17min
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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1991 | 4.0/5 | 2h 17min
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1997 | 3.9/5 | 3h 14min
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Awards & Nominations for James Cameron

Academy Award for Best Director Directors Guild of America Award Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Picture Golden Globe Award for Best Director California Hall of Fame Nierenberg Prize Hans Hass Award Hubbard Medal Canada's Walk of Fame Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Film Editing 2x Academy Award for Best Picture

Movies with James Cameron as Actor(31)

TV Shows/Series with James Cameron as Actor(7)

Movies with James Cameron as Crew(79)

Directing/Director2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa
Writing/Writer2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa
Writing/Characters2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa
Production/Producer2025 Avatar: The Quest for Eywa
Directing/Director2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Production/Producer2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Editing/Editor2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Writing/Characters2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Writing/Writer2024 Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Directing/Director2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Writing/Writer2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Writing/Characters2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Production/Producer2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Editing/Editor2021 Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Directing/Director2020 Avatar: The Way of Water
Writing/Screenplay2020 Avatar: The Way of Water
Writing/Characters2020 Avatar: The Way of Water
Production/Producer2020 Avatar: The Way of Water
Editing/Editor2020 Avatar: The Way of Water
Production/Producer2019 Fantastic Voyage
Production/Producer2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Writing/Screenstory2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Writing/Characters2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Production/Producer2019 Alita: Battle Angel
Writing/Screenplay2019 Alita: Battle Angel
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Game Changers
Production/Executive Producer2015 Beyond Glory
Writing/Characters2015 Terminator Genisys
Production/Producer2014 Deepsea Challenge
Crew/Thanks2013 Gravity
Production/Executive Producer2012 Titanic: The Final Word
Production/Producer2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
Directing/Director2009 Avatar
Writing/Writer2009 Avatar
Editing/Editor2009 Avatar
Production/Producer2009 Avatar
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Lost Tomb Of Jesus
Production/Production Director2006 The Exodus Decoded
Production/Executive Producer2006 The Exodus Decoded
Directing/Director2005 Aliens of the Deep
Production/Executive Producer2003 Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
Directing/Director2003 Ghosts of the Abyss
Production/Producer2003 Ghosts of the Abyss
Writing/Characters2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Production/Producer2002 Solaris
Directing/Director2002 Expedition Bismarck
Directing/Director1997 Titanic
Writing/Screenplay1997 Titanic
Editing/Editor1997 Titanic
Production/Producer1997 Titanic
Directing/Director1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
Writing/Writer1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
Writing/Screenplay1995 Strange Days
Production/Producer1995 Strange Days
Writing/Story1995 Strange Days
Directing/Director1994 True Lies
Writing/Screenplay1994 True Lies
Production/Producer1994 True Lies
Production/Producer1991 Point Break
Directing/Director1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Production/Producer1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Writing/Writer1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Directing/Director1989 The Abyss
Writing/Screenplay1989 The Abyss
Directing/Director1986 Aliens
Writing/Screenplay1986 Aliens
Writing/Story1986 Aliens
Writing/Screenplay1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II
Directing/Director1984 The Terminator
Writing/Writer1984 The Terminator
Directing/Director1981 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
Writing/Screenplay1981 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
Crew/Second Unit1981 Galaxy of Terror
Art/Production Design1981 Galaxy of Terror
Art/Art Direction1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Visual Effects/Visual Effects1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Directing/Director1978 Xenogenesis
Writing/Writer1978 Xenogenesis

TV Shows/Series with James Cameron as Crew(5)

Writing/Writer2000 Dark Angel
Directing/Director2000 Dark Angel
Production/Executive Producer2000 Dark Angel
Writing/Writer1979 Screenplay

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: James Francis Cameron
Citizenship: Canada
Born: 08/16/1954 in Kapuskasing (current age: 64)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN), French (FR), Portuguese (PT)
Educated at: Fullerton College, California State University, Fullerton
Siblings: John David Cameron
Other names for James Cameron (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"เจมส์ แคเมรอน"
"제임스 캐머런"
"جيمس كاميرون"
"Джеймс Кэмерон"
"James Francis Cameron"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:579, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/13/2019