Top 5000
Up 55 this week

James Cameron (I)

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent, legal and company
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent James Cameron? Add or change photos

Movies for Food Lovers

It's the time of year to break bread and raise a drink with loved ones. Sample some films sure to whet your movie appetites.

Sample some films about food

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 people
created 04 Jun 2011
a list of 40 people
created 14 Jul 2012
a list of 41 people
created 25 Feb 2014
a list of 26 people
created 15 Oct 2014

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of James Cameron's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 3 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (28 credits)
 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)
Show Show Producer (30 credits)
Show Show Director (22 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Editor (7 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Art director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (34 credits)
Show Show Self (139 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Authored "Ghostwalking the Titanic" article in National Geographic magazine. 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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A director's job is to make something happen and it doesn't happen by itself. So you wheedle, you cajole, you flatter people, you tell them what needs to be done. And if you don't bring a passion and an intensity to it, you shouldn't be doing it. See more »


One of only two people to have both written and directed an Alien movie. The other is Paul W.S. Anderson. See more »


Often includes sequences in which a video monitor is the perspective of the camera. For example, the T-800's viewpoint in infrared in The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), the video log in Avatar (2009), the helmet cameras in Aliens (1986), Little Geek exploring the submarine in The Abyss (1989), television newscasts in The Abyss (1989), the surveilance cameras in True Lies... See more »


Jim See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
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
Let's pretend T3 and TS never happened please chaconmcfly
Discuss James Cameron on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page