James Cameron

Name in Native Language: "James Francis Cameron" (English/EN)
Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Engineer / Actor / Television Producer | * 08/16/1954 (66) | Kapuskasing, Ontario (Canada)
James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, artist, and environmentalist who currently lives in New Zealand. He is best known for making science fiction and epic films. Cameron first gained recognition for directing The Terminator (1984). He found further critical and commercial success with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and the comedy thriller True Lies (1994). His other big-budget productions include Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), with Titanic earning him Academy Awards in Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. ()
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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

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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 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 2x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Film Editing 2x Academy Award for Best Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay

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Movies with James Cameron as Actor(44)

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 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(8)

Movies with James Cameron as Crew(101)

Directing/Director2028 Avatar 5
Production/Producer2028 Avatar 5
Writing/Writer2028 Avatar 5
Writing/Characters2028 Avatar 5
Writing/Screenplay2028 Avatar 5
Directing/Director2026 Avatar 4
Editing/Editor2026 Avatar 4
Production/Producer2026 Avatar 4
Writing/Characters2026 Avatar 4
Writing/Writer2026 Avatar 4
Writing/Screenplay2026 Avatar 4
Writing/Story2026 Avatar 4
Directing/Director2024 Avatar 3
Editing/Editor2024 Avatar 3
Production/Producer2024 Avatar 3
Writing/Writer2024 Avatar 3
Writing/Characters2024 Avatar 3
Writing/Screenplay2024 Avatar 3
Writing/Story2024 Avatar 3
Directing/Director2022 Avatar 2
Editing/Editor2022 Avatar 2
Production/Producer2022 Avatar 2
Writing/Screenplay2022 Avatar 2
Writing/Characters2022 Avatar 2
Writing/Story2022 Avatar 2
Production/Producer2020 Fantastic Voyage
Production/Executive Producer2020 Akashinga: The Brave Ones
Production/Producer2019 Terminator: Dark Fate
Writing/Screenstory2019 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
Production/Executive Producer2012 Too Focused
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/Production Director2006 The Exodus Decoded
Production/Executive Producer2006 The Exodus Decoded
Directing/Director2005 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
Directing/Director1997 Titanic
Editing/Editor1997 Titanic
Production/Producer1997 Titanic
Writing/Screenplay1997 Titanic
Directing/Director1996 T2-3D: Battle Across Time
Writing/Writer1996 T2-3D: Battle Across Time
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/Producer1991 Point Break
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/Director1986 Aliens
Writing/Screenplay1986 Aliens
Writing/Story1986 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
Production/Production Assistant1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School
Art/Production Design1978 Xenogenesis
Directing/Director1978 Xenogenesis
Writing/Writer1978 Xenogenesis

TV Shows/Series with James Cameron as Crew(6)

Production/Executive Producer2021 Secrets of the Whales
Directing/Director2000 Dark Angel
Production/Executive Producer2000 Dark Angel
Writing/Writer2000 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: 66 years + 346 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
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 (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Jon Landau (14x, Crew)
Will Forte (13x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
James Horner (11x, Crew)
Gale Anne Hurd (11x, Crew)
Bill Paxton (10x, Actor)
Christopher Boyes (10x, Crew)
Simcha Jacobovici (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:579, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/30/2021