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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 ... See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 63 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2018 Untitled Terminator 3 (characters) (announced)
 2017 Untitled Terminator 2 (characters) (announced)
  Battle Angel (screenplay) (announced)
 2019 Avatar 4 (characters) (pre-production)
 2018 Avatar 3 (characters) / (written by) (pre-production)
 2017 Avatar 2 (characters) / (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2015 Terminator Genisys (characters) (post-production)
 2009 Avatar (written by)
 2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series) (characters - 31 episodes)
- Born to Run (2009) ... (characters)
- Adam Raised a Cain (2009) ... (characters)
- To the Lighthouse (2009) ... (characters)
- Today Is the Day: Part 2 (2009) ... (characters)
- Today Is the Day: Part 1 (2009) ... (characters)
 2004 Terminator 3: Redemption (Video Game) (characters)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Video Game) (characters)
 2002 The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (Video Game) (characters)
  Dark Angel (TV Series) (40 episodes, 2000 - 2002) (story - 1 episode, 2002) (written by - 1 episode, 2000)
- Freak Nation (2002) ... (creator) / (story)
- Love Among the Runes (2002) ... (creator)
- She Ain't Heavy (2002) ... (creator)
- Dawg Day Afternoon (2002) ... (creator)
- Hello, Goodbye (2002) ... (creator)
 1997 Titanic (written by)
 1995 Strange Days (screenplay) / (story)
 1994 True Lies (screenplay)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video Game) (story)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (written by)
 1991 The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1989 The Abyss (written by)
 1986 Aliens (screenplay) / (story)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II (screenplay)
 1984 The Terminator (written by)
 1981 Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (screenplay - as H.A. Milton)
 1978 Xenogenesis (Short) (writer)
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Other Works:

Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 20 Interviews | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. C. | Jim Cameron | James Cameron and his Lawyers | H.A. Milton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

(When asked how did he come up with the story for Avatar) Well, my inspiration is every single science fiction book I read as a kid. And a few that weren't science fiction. The Edgar Rice Burroughs books, H. Rider Haggard - the manly, jungle adventure writers. I wanted to do an old fashioned jungle adventure, just set it on another planet, and play by those rules. See more »

Trivia:

Is a huge Japanese anime fan, and the releasing studios often uses his opinion about the film on the DVD and VHS covers. See more »

Trademark:

In all his films, at least one character yells "Go! Go! Go!" See more »

Nickname:

Iron Jim See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY, JAMES CAMERON! ClassicsFanPalmSprings
When Avatar is outgrossed indianabond1
James Cameron is one of the best directors of the new millennium! Supachewy
James Cameron is done with feature films dannyboyanderson
Does he even care about Terminator anymore? Maidenfan85
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