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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 before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 67 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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Avatar Writer
(2009)
Titanic Writer
(1997)
Aliens Writer
(1986)

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  True Lies (TV Series) (characters - 2018) (announced)
 2025 Avatar 5 (characters) (pre-production)
 2024 Avatar 4 (characters) (pre-production)
 2021 Avatar 3 (characters) / (written by) (post-production)
 2020 Avatar 2 (characters) / (screenplay) (post-production)
 2019 Alita: Battle Angel (screenplay by)
 2016 Toruk: The First Flight (TV Movie) (collaborating writer)
 2016 BigHead Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video short) (characters)
 2015 Terminator Genisys (based on characters created by)
 2015 Terminator Genisys: Revolution (Video Game) (characters)
 2012 Terminator: Termination (Short) (characters)
 2011 The Terminator (Short) (characters)
 2010 Terminator 2: Alternate Cut (Short) (characters)
 2010 Terminator Salvation (Video Game) (characters)
 2009 Avatar (written by)
 2009 Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (TV Series) (characters - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (characters)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (Video Game) (characters)
 2009 Terminator Salvation: TechCom (TV Mini-Series) (characters - 10 episodes)
- Skynet Shows Its True Face (2009) ... (characters)
- T600s Reach Walker and Lewis (2009) ... (characters)
- Nukes, War, Judgment Day (2009) ... (characters)
- Strider 3 Makes Contact with Resistance (2009) ... (characters)
- Walker's Unit Holed Up by Hunter Killer (2009) ... (characters)
 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)
 2008 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Short) (characters)
 2006 RoboCop vs Terminator (Video short) (character: The Terminator)
 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) (created by - 42 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)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 1997 Titanic (written by)
 1996 Terminator: SkyNET (Video Game) (characters)
 1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Short) (characters)
 1995 Strange Days (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 True Lies (Video Game) (1994 screenplay)
 1994 True Lies (screenplay)
 1993 The Terminator: Rampage (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 RoboCop versus The Terminator (Video Game) (character created by: Terminator)
 1993 Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Video Game) (characters)
 1993/I The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Teomineiteowa hyeongsa ompaeng-i (characters)
 1992/II The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992/I The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 The Terminator 2029 (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 Terminator (Short) (characters) / (concept)
 1991 Terminator 2: The Arcade Game (Video Game) (story)
 1991 The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (written by)
 1991/I Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video Game) (story)
 1989 The Abyss (written by)
 1988 Martini Ranch: Reach (Video short) (written by)
 1986 Aliens (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II (screenplay by)
 1984 The Terminator (written by)
 1981 Piranha II: 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 | 21 Interviews | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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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:

I think from the standpoint of the Hollywood mainstream, they got up one morning and opened the trades and went, 'What the hell is this movie that's number one this weekend?' And, by the way, it was number one the next weekend and the weekend after that. It dominated the Thanksgiving weekend against a couple of big pictures, like Dune (1984), for example, and 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)... See more »

Trivia:

The mandibles of the Predator from Predator (1987) were his idea. See more »

Trademark:

His films tend to have scenes with elevators with something dangerous happening near or in them. In Aliens (1986), Ripley goes up and down a cargo elevator several times, exiting the complex and then going backwhile loading weapons to get Newt and then leaving with the Queen Alien following. The Queen Alien rides the elevator to follow Ripley. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Sara sees the T... See more »

Nickname:

Iron Jim See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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