James Cameron

Name in Native Language: "James Francis Cameron" (English/EN)
Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Engineer / Actor / Television Producer | * 08/16/1954 (69) | Kapuskasing, Ontario (Canada)
James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker. A major figure in the post-New Hollywood era, Cameron is considered one of the industry's most innovative filmmakers, regularly making use of novel technologies. He first gained recognition for writing and directing The Terminator (1984) and found further success with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and the action comedy True Lies (1994). He wrote and directed Titanic (1997), Avatar (2009) and its sequels, with Titanic earning him Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing. A recipient of various other industry accolades, two of his films ... ()
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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

Awards & Nominations for James Cameron

Academy Award for Best Director Directors Guild of America Awards Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Picture 2x 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 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay Companion of The Order of Canada Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay 3x Academy Award for Best Picture 2x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Film Editing Golden Globe Award for Best Director
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Movies with James Cameron as Actor(53)

as himself2017 Atlantis Rising
as himself2016 Eating You Alive
as himself2014 Mission Blue
as himself2014 Deepsea Challenge
as himself2013 Amazon Unknown
as himself2012 Side by Side
as himself2012 Titanic: 100 Years On
as himself2012 Reflections on Titanic
as Self (archive footage)2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
as himself2010 Capturing Avatar
as himself2010 A Message from Pandora
as Narrator2006 The Exodus Decoded
as himself2005 Aliens of the Deep
as himself2003 Ghosts of the Abyss
as himself2002 Expedition: Bismarck
as himself2002 Iron and Beyond
as himself2001 Alien Evolution
as Karaoke singer (uncredited)2000 Duets
as himself1999 The Muse
as Steerage Dancer (uncredited)1997 Titanic
as himself1995 Your Studio and You

TV Shows/Series with James Cameron as Actor(12)

as Self (Archival Footage)2019 The Movies That Made Us
as himself2007 Mars Rising
as himself2004 Entourage
as himself1997 The View
as Self - Cameo (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with James Cameron as Crew(101)

Directing/Director2031 Avatar 5
Production/Producer2031 Avatar 5
Writing/Characters2031 Avatar 5
Writing/Screenplay2031 Avatar 5
Directing/Director2029 Avatar 4
Editing/Editor2029 Avatar 4
Production/Producer2029 Avatar 4
Writing/Characters2029 Avatar 4
Writing/Screenplay2029 Avatar 4
Writing/Story2029 Avatar 4
Directing/Director2025 Avatar 3
Editing/Editor2025 Avatar 3
Production/Producer2025 Avatar 3
Writing/Characters2025 Avatar 3
Writing/Screenplay2025 Avatar 3
Writing/Story2025 Avatar 3
Production/Executive Producer2023 Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron
Directing/Director2022 Avatar: The Way of Water
Editing/Editor2022 Avatar: The Way of Water
Production/Producer2022 Avatar: The Way of Water
Writing/Screenplay2022 Avatar: The Way of Water
Writing/Story2022 Avatar: The Way of Water
Writing/Characters2022 Avatar: The Way of Water
Production/Executive Producer2020 Akashinga: The Brave Ones
Production/Producer2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Writing/Characters2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Writing/Story2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Production/Producer2019 Alita: Battle Angel
Writing/Screenplay2019 Alita: Battle Angel
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Game Changers
Production/Executive Producer2017 Atlantis Rising
Production/Executive Producer2015 Beyond Glory
Writing/Characters2015 Terminator Genisys
Production/Producer2014 Deepsea Challenge
Crew/Thanks2013 Gravity
Production/Executive Producer2012 Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron
Production/Producer2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
Crew/Presenter2011 Sanctum
Production/Executive Producer2011 Sanctum
Directing/Director2009 Avatar
Editing/Editor2009 Avatar
Production/Producer2009 Avatar
Writing/Writer2009 Avatar
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Lost Tomb Of Jesus
Production/Executive Producer2006 The Exodus Decoded
Production/Production Director2006 The Exodus Decoded
Crew/Cinematography2005 Aliens of the Deep
Directing/Director2005 Aliens of the Deep
Production/Producer2005 Aliens of the Deep
Production/Production Assistant2005 Crash
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
Crew/Thanks1997 Traveller
Directing/Director1997 Titanic
Editing/Editor1997 Titanic
Production/Producer1997 Titanic
Writing/Writer1997 Titanic
Crew/Visual Effects Design Consultant1995 Apollo 13
Production/Producer1995 Strange Days
Writing/Screenplay1995 Strange Days
Writing/Story1995 Strange Days
Directing/Director1994 True Lies
Production/Producer1994 True Lies
Writing/Screenplay1994 True Lies
Crew/Thanks1993 Cronos
Production/Executive 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/Director1988 Martini Ranch: Reach
Writing/Writer1988 Martini Ranch: Reach
Directing/Director1986 Aliens
Writing/Screenplay1986 Aliens
Writing/Story1986 Aliens
Writing/Writer1986 Aliens
Writing/Screenplay1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II
Directing/Director1984 The Terminator
Writing/Writer1984 The Terminator
Crew/Visual Effects Design Consultant1982 Android
Directing/Director1982 Piranha II: The Spawning
Writing/Screenplay1982 Piranha II: The Spawning
Crew/Visual Effects Art Director1981 Escape from New York
Art/Production Design1981 Galaxy of Terror
Crew/Second Unit1981 Galaxy of Terror
Art/Art Direction1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Visual Effects/Visual Effects1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Art/Production Design1978 Xenogenesis
Directing/Director1978 Xenogenesis
Writing/Writer1978 Xenogenesis

TV Shows/Series with James Cameron as Crew(12)

Production/Executive Producer2023 True Lies
Writing/Original Film Writer2023 True Lies
Production/Executive Producer2023 Secrets of the Elephants
Production/Executive Producer2022 Super/Natural
Production/Executive Producer2021 Secrets of the Whales
Directing/Director2000 Dark Angel
Writing/Writer2000 Dark Angel
Production/Executive Producer2000 Dark Angel
Creator/Creator2000 Dark Angel
Writing/Writer1979 Screenplay

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: James Francis Cameron
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Monday, 08/16 1954 (August) in Kapuskasing, Ontario (Canada) (current age: 69 years + 117 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN), French (FR), Portuguese (PT)
Educated at: Fullerton College, California State University, Fullerton, Brea Olinda High School, Sonora High School
Member of: Writers Guild of America, West
Siblings: John David Cameron
Other names for James Cameron (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"เจมส์ แคเมรอน"
"제임스 캐머런"
"جيمس كاميرون"
"Джеймс Кэмерон"
"Джеймс Кемерон"
"James Francis Cameron"
James Cameron frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (30x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Sigourney Weaver (21x, Actress)
Fred Armisen (20x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (20x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Bill Paxton (15x, Actor)
Will Forte (14x, Actor)
Stan Winston (14x, Crew)
Jon Landau (14x, Crew)
Gale Anne Hurd (13x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:579, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/13/2023