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James Cameron

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting 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), The Abyss (1989) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). In 1990, Cameron formed his own production company, Lightstorm Entertainment. In 1997, he wrote and directed Titanic (1997), a romance epic about two young lovers from social classes who meet on board the famous ship. The movie went on to break all box office records and earned eleven Academy Awards. It became the highest grossing movie of all time. The rest is history. James 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. In 2000, he married actress Suzy Amis, who appeared in Titanic, and they have three children.


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Born:
Aug 16, 1954 In Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Won 3 Oscars. Another 65 wins & 49 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Poster of The Colbert Report
Poster of Entourage
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind None 2011-08-28
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Unknown 2008-01-13
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
MythBusters Unknown 2003-01-23
Dark Angel Unknown 2000-10-03
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11