James Cameron

16 Aug 1954

Writer, Director, Producer, Actor

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.

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Filmography (20 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Avatar 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2016)
···Avatar 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2015)
···Terminator Genisys
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Writer
Genre: Fantasy, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 2009)
9.3Avatar
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
(movie, 2002)
···Solaris
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1997)
7.8Titanic
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1995)
···Strange Days
Genre: Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1994)
···True Lies
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1994)
···La cité de la peur
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lui-même)
(movie, 1991)
···Point Break
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Producer
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···The Abyss
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1986)
9.3Aliens
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1985)
···Rambo: First Blood Part II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Role: Writer
(movie, 1984)
7.8The Terminator
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Role: Director, Writer