Mostly Credited As: James Cameron
Sometimes Credited As: Jim Cameron
Birth Name: James Francis Cameron
Date Of Birth: August 16, 1954 (Age 61)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Kapuskasing, Ontario
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
A born Canadian, James "Jim" Cameron moved into the United States in 1971. He was a physics major at the California State University. He was a truck driver after he graduated, but quited the job in 1978 to set his eyes on making films. His first professional film work came in 1980 when he was an Art Director for Battle Beyond The Star. His first film as a director was Piranha Part Two: The Spawning the following year. But his breakout film didn't occur until 1984, when he wrote and directed The Terminator. After his blockbuster success, he went on to create successful Sci-Fi classics, Aliens (1986) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Due to his success with the Terminator franchise, Cameron even co-directed the 3-D movie, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, for Universal Studio Theme Park. In 1998, Cameron took his hardest project yet when he made Titanic with the biggest budget, $200 million, ever given to a film to that date. The result was an enormous success. Titanic went to make over $1.8 billion worldwide and went on to take eleven Oscars, including Best Director (Cameron) and Best Picture. Cameron has four children in his marriage with Suzy Amis and one children from his previous marriage with Linda Hamilton.
Previously married to Sharon Williams (1974-1984), Gale Anne Hurd (1985-1989), Kathryn Bigelow (1989-1991), and Linda Hamilton (1997-1999)
Has a brother named Mike Cameron
Calls his film, Titanic, a "chick flick" film.
Wrote a screenplay for the first Spider-Man film, but was turned down by the studio because it was too violent.
Nicknamed "Iron Jim" because of his stern and stubborn attitude in directing
The son of Phillip (an electrical engineer) and Shirley Cameron (an artist)
Cameron made an announcement to the crew of "Aliens" that if they don't start shaping up, he will leave this project. The crew first thought he was joking, but eventually realize he meant it.
Developed the line "This Time It's War" for promotion use in "Aliens".
Wrote a teleplay for a feature-length Spider-Man movie for the animated series in 1994 which featured the origin of Spider-Man, though the project was canceled for unknown reasons.
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