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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 61 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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 2019 Avatar 4 (characters) (pre-production)
 2018 Avatar 3 (characters) / (written by) (pre-production)
 2018 Untitled Terminator 3 (characters) (announced)
 2017 Avatar 2 (characters) / (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2017 Untitled Terminator 2 (characters) (announced)
  Alita: Battle Angel (screenplay) (announced)
 2015 Terminator Genisys (characters)
 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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Article, "Terminator's Real Daddy," Published in "The Guardian," 17 November 2006. See more »

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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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I don't have a TV. I took it out of the house. I was watching too much TV, so I took it out. See more »


His practice of testing his directors of photography by darkening the film originated on Aliens (1986). Cameron wanted to use a particular type of film stock, but cinematographer Dick Bush ignored him and used a different type. The end result being that the footage shot ended up being unusably dark. After Bush was fired due to an unrelated incident and Adrian Biddle took over, Cameron found some ... See more »


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