Aug. 16th, 1954
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
James Cameron's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - Mission Blue
2012 - Side by Side
2006 - Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon
2005 - Aliens of the Deep
2004 - The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
2003 - Ghost's Of The Abyss
1999 - The Muse
1997 - Titanic
1995 - Your Studio and You
Guest TV Roles
Himself (segment "Cameron's Avatar")
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
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 (I). 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.
- He and 'Suzy Amis' (qv) are owners of Childspot!, an early childhood center in Wichita, Kansas which is operated by Suzy's sister, Rebecca Amis.
- Drew the picture of Rose ('Kate Winslet' (qv)) in the movie, _Titanic (1997)_ (qv). The image was flipped so it would appear that Jack ('Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv)) was drawing it with his right hand.
- His production company is 'Lightstorm Entertainment'.
- (15 February 1993) Daughter, with Hamilton, Josephine Archer Cameron born.
- Was interested in remaking _Planet of the Apes (1968)_ (qv), but his script was turned down. Another script was then developed and eventually made by 'Tim Burton (I)' (qv) in 2001.
- First wife Sharon Williams got just $1,200 from Cameron in their divorce settlement.
- Brother of 'Mike Cameron (I)' (qv).
- On the 14 March 2004 episode of _"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994)_ (qv), 'Kate Winslet' (qv) claimed her nude portrait for 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv) in the _Titanic (1997)_ (qv) was drawn by Cameron. She also said the artist's hand shown in a close-up was Cameron's.