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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 72 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2028 Avatar 5 (characters) / (screenplay) (filming)
 2026 Avatar 4 (characters) (filming)
 2023 True Lies (TV Series) (characters - 2018) (filming)
 2024 Avatar 3 (characters) / (written by) (post-production)
 2022 Avatar: The Way of Water (based on characters created by) / (screenplay by) / (story by) (post-production)
 2019 Terminator: Dark Fate (based on characters created by) / (story by)
 2019 Alita: Battle Angel (screenplay by)
 2016 Toruk: The First Flight (TV Movie) (collaborating writer)
 2016 Terminator 2 Remake with Joseph Baena: Bad to the Bone (Video short) (characters)
 2016 BigHead Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video short) (characters)
 2015 Terminator Genisys (based on characters created by)
 2015 Terminator Genisys: Revolution (Video Game) (characters)
 2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines (Video Game) (characters)
 2012 Titanic: Deleted Scenes (Video short) (written by)
 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)
  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series) (characters - 28 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (based on characters created by - 3 episodes, 2008)
- 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: The 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)
 2001 The Terminator: 'Terminated' Deleted Scenes (Video short) (written by)
 1997 Titanic (written by)
 1996 Terminator: SkyNET (Video Game) (characters)
 1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Video 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: Judgment Day - Deleted Scenes (Video short) (written by)
 1993 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video Game) (characters)
 1993/I The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Teomineiteowa hyeongsa gompaeng-i (characters)
 1992/I The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 The Terminator 2029 (Video Game) (characters)
 1992/II The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 T2: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video Game) (inspired by: "Terminator 2: Judgment Day")
 1991 Terminator (Short) (characters) / (concept)
 1991/I Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video Game) (based on a story by)
 1991 The Terminator (Video Game) (characters)
 1991/II Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (written by)
 1989 The Abyss (written by)
 1988 Martini Ranch: Reach (Music Video) (written by)
 1987 Rambo (Video Game) (based on a movie written by - uncredited)
 1986 Rambo: First Blood Part II (Video Game) (based on a movie written by - uncredited)
 1986 Aliens (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II (Video Game) (based on a movie written by - uncredited)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Article, "Terminator's Real Daddy," Published in "The Guardian," 17 November 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 21 Interviews | 21 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Spouse:

Suzy Amis  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Cameron, Claire | See more »

Parents:

Cameron, Shirley | Cameron, Phillip

Relatives:

Mike Cameron (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

There's an aspect of movie-making that rewards bad behavior. You're working with a team of people and you tell them what you want and a few weeks later they've forgotten everything. So you scream at them and somehow they remember. Not my actors, though - I've always been very circumspect with them. See more »

Trivia:

Cameron is in talks with RKK Energia and MirCorp to pay his way on board the Mir space station (or the ISS, should Mir be deorbited). He has been given the medical green light, and has already ridden aboard the Ilushin-76 jet used to train cosmonauts for space missions. See more »

Trademark:

Cameron's films tend to include broken, swinging flourescent lights, especially in fight scenes. See:The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994) and Strange Days (1995). See more »

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