James Cameron

James Cameron

Age
59
Birthday
Aug. 16th, 1954
Born in
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Height
6' 2"

James Cameron's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Mars Rising TV Show
Mars Rising
 

Main Movie Roles

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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
James Cameron
4
Himself (segment "Cameron's Avatar")
4
James Cameron
2
Himself
2
Himself - Guest
1
Himself
1
Himself - Guest
1
Himself - Guest
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • The October 1987 draft of the screenplay for _Alien Nation (1988)_ (qv) credits a rewrite to 'James Cameron (I)' (qv). He is not credited in the final film.
  • According to Cameron, he got his big break while doing pick-up shots for _Galaxy of Terror (1981)_ (qv) as 2nd unit director. He was shooting scenes of a dismembered arm teeming with maggots (actually mealworms). In order to make them move, he hooked up an AC power cord to the arm, and an unseen assistant would plug it in when the film was rolling. Two producers were strolling through, and when Cameron yelled "Action!" the worms began to writhe on cue. When he yelled "Cut!" the worms stopped. The producers were so amazed at his directing prowess that they began talking with him about bigger projects.
  • (September 2000) Cameron is in talks with RKK Energia and MirCorp to pay his way on board the Mir space station (or the ISS, should Mir be deorbited). He has been given the medical green light, and has already ridden aboard the Ilushin-76 jet used to train cosmonauts for space missions.
  • When he wrote an early script treatment for _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv), he had the idea of organic web-shooters. This was later included in 'Sam Raimi' (qv)'s film.
  • He is a huge Japanese anime fan, and the releasing studios often uses his opinion about the film on the DVD and VHS covers.
  • The mandibles of the Predator from _Predator (1987)_ (qv) were his idea.
  • (15 February 1993) Daughter, with Hamilton, Josephine Archer Cameron born.
  • Went to elementary school in Chippawa, Ontario.


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