James Cameron

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James Cameron

Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, editor, environmentalist and inventoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (8%), Canada (5%)

Main connections: Kathryn Bigelow, Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator

Linked to: Fullerton College, Vanity Fair, Brock University, California State University, Fullerton

 

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James Cameron was born in 1954 add something


1969

Fritz Lang - In David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest, Lang is mentioned in tandem with James Cameron on page 48.


1970

Brad Fiedel - He began his career in film in the late 1970s, and wrote extensively for television films and minor cinema releases, until director James Cameron hired him to score the science fiction film "The Terminator" in 1984, setting the wheels in motion for a successful career


1971

Cameron grew up in Chippawa, Ontario with his brother Davie Cameron and attended Stamford Collegiate School in Niagara Falls,_Ontario; his family moved to Brea, California in 1971 when he was 17. add something


1972

Martin Scorsese - In 1972 Scorsese made the Depression-era exploiter Boxcar Bertha for B-movie producer Roger Corman, who had helped directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, and John Sayles launch their careers.


1977

After seeing the original Star Wars film in 1977, Cameron quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry. add something

 

Xenogenesis (film) - In 1977, 22-year-old James Cameron was a truck driver who wrote science fiction and painted small models


1978

Cameron has been married five times: to Sharon Williams (1978–1984), Gale Anne Hurd (1985–1989), Kathryn Bigelow (1989–1991), and Linda Hamilton (1997–1999, daughter Josephine born in 1993). add something

 

Cameron's first film was the 1978 science fiction short film Xenogenesis, which he directed, wrote and produced. add something

 

Orion Pictures - Woody Allen, James Cameron, Jonathan_Demme, Oliver Stone, and several other prominent directors worked with Orion during its most successful years from 1978 to 1992

 

Xenogenesis (film) - "'Xenogenesis"' is a 1978 science fiction short film that was the directorial debut of James Cameron


1980

The Terminator - The film database Allmovie gave the film five stars, saying that it "established James Cameron as a master of action, special effects, and quasi-mythic narrative intrigue, while turning Arnold Schwarzenegger into the hard-body star of the 1980s


1981

Cameron was hired as the special effects director for the sequel of Piranha, entitled Piranha II: The Spawning in 1981. add something

 

Unearthed in 1981 by Israeli construction workers, the names on the tomb are claimed, by Cameron, to correlate with the names of Jesus and several individuals closely associated with him. add something


1983

Kathryn Bigelow - Her acting credits include Lizzie Borden's 1983 film "Born in Flames" as a feminist newspaper editor, and as the leader of a cowgirl gang in the 1988 music video of Martini Ranch's "Reach", which was directed by her ex-husband, James Cameron


1984

Arnold Schwarzenegger - In 1984, he made the first of three appearances as the eponymous character and what some would say was the signature role in his acting career in director James Cameron's science fiction thriller film The Terminator.

 

Stan Winston - Winston reached a new level of fame in 1984 when James Cameron's "The Terminator" premiered

 

The Terminator - "'The Terminator"' is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, co-written by Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd and William Wisher, Jr., and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton


1985

Gale Anne Hurd - Hurd was married to James Cameron from 1985 to 1989


1986

Near Dark - Bigelow knew director James Cameron, who directed "Aliens," a 1986 film that shares three cast members with "Near Dark

 

Stan Winston - In fact, Winston won his first Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 1986 on James Cameron's next movie, "Aliens"

 

Aliens (film) - "'Aliens"' is a 1986 American science fiction action film co-written and directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, and Bill Paxton


1989

Kathryn Bigelow - Bigelow was married to fellow director James Cameron from 1989 to 1991

 

David A. Smith (computer scientist) - In 1989, Smith used the technologies developed for the game to create a virtual set and virtual camera system that was used by James Cameron for the movie "The Abyss"

 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The production of James Cameron's 1989 film "The Abyss" provided the proof of concept needed to satisfactorily resolve the technical concerns

 

Duke Energy - This site will be adjacent to the old site, which was never completed and abandoned in the early '80s, and used by James Cameron as a film set for the 1989 movie "The Abyss"

 

X-Men (film) - Throughout 1989 and 1990, Stan Lee and Chris Claremont were in discussions with Carolco Pictures for an "X-Men" film adaptation, with James Cameron as producer and Kathryn Bigelow directing

 

The Abyss - "'The Abyss"' is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn


1990

Don Morrow - In the 1990s, Morrow landed a job with James Cameron voicing commercials for the film "Titanic"

 

Lightstorm Entertainment - "'Lightstorm Entertainment "' is an American production company founded in 1990 by filmmaker James Cameron and producer Lawrence Kasanoff


1991

Cameron dated Hamilton since 1991, but the two didn't marry until 1997. add something

 

Nevertheless, the film was finished on time, and released to theaters on July 3, 1991. add something

 

Brian De Palma - He married producer Gale Anne Hurd in 1991, who had previously been married to Director James Cameron.

 

Linda Hamilton - In 1991 she moved in with film director James Cameron following his divorce from Kathryn Bigelow

 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day - "'Terminator 2: Judgment Day"' is a 1991 American science fiction action film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron


1993

Ted Newsom - A 1993 draft of this script, available online, credits James Cameron, although the text itself is identical to a 1987 draft without Cameron's name


1994

Made on a budget of $115 million and released in 1994, the film earned $146 million in North America, and $232 million abroad. add something

 

Russell Carpenter - True Lies - During the production of the John Woo-directed action film "Hard Target", Carpenter was contacted by director James Cameron, leading to the two collaborating on the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger action comedy "True Lies," Carpenter replaced Cameron's previous director of photography Adam Greenberg

 

La Totale! - The film was the basis for director James Cameron's 1994 action comedy "True Lies"


1995

Carolco Pictures - As late as 1995, Internet industry sources such as Baseline Hollywood still listed both Neil Ruttenberg , and James Cameron as co-writers

 

Kathryn Bigelow - Bigelow's 1995 film "Strange Days" was written and produced by her ex-husband James Cameron

 

Strange Days (film) - "'Strange Days"' is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by James Cameron and Jay Cocks, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Michael Wincott


1996

Reba McEntire - In 1996, McEntire was cast by director James Cameron as Molly Brown in his film "Titanic


1997

Asprey - Asprey designed the Heart of the Ocean necklace that was featured in the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster "Titanic"

 

Marguerite Chapman - Chapman was reportedly asked to audition for the role of "Old Rose" Dawson-Calvert in the 1997 James Cameron epic "Titanic" but was prevented by poor health

 

William MacQuitty - He was amused and flattered in 1997 when James Cameron, who had just completed his own epic on Titanic, took the trouble to thank him personally for his vision in creating "A Night to Remember" and causing a ripple effect through modern culture which he said had partly inspired his own film

 

Dennis Chamberland - In 1997 and 1998, he successfully operated his undersea station near Key Largo, Florida, inviting such guests as filmmaker James Cameron and television producer Rod Roddenberry

 

Kathy Bates - In 1997, Bates played Molly Brown in James Cameron's "Titanic"

 

Walter Lord - In 1997, Lord served as a consultant to director James Cameron during the filming of the movie "Titanic"

 

Steven Spielberg - In 1997, he helmed the sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park with $The_Lost_World:_Jurassic_Park, which generated over $618 million worldwide despite mixed reviews, and was the second biggest hit of 1997 behind James Cameron's Titanic.

 

Ghosts of the Abyss - It was directed by Academy *award-winning filmmaker James Cameron after his 1997 Oscar-winning film "Titanic"

 

Fay Wray - She was approached by James Cameron to play the part of "Rose Dawson Calvert" for his 1997 blockbuster Titanic with Kate Winslet to play her younger self, but she turned down the role and the part of Rose was given to Gloria Stuart

 

Gerard Oury - This box-office record stood for decades, only surpassed in 1997 by "Titanic" from James Cameron

 

Titanic (1953 film) - This film was the basis for the 1997 James Cameron film Titanic, with certain lines and moments replicated

 

Billy Zane - Zane played the snobbish millionaire misanthrope Caledon Hockley in James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster "Titanic"


1998

In 1998, Cameron attended convocation to receive an honorary doctorate of Laws from Ryerson University, Toronto. add something

 

In recognition of "a distinguished career as a Canadian filmmaker", Carleton University, Ottawa, awarded Cameron the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts on June 13, 1998. add something

 

Planet of the Apes (2001 film) - In 1998, after 20th Century Fox had greenlit James Cameron's version of the film remake, the company's video game division, Fox Interactive, started planning a video game tie-in


1999

In 1999, Cameron received the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton, where he had been a student in the 1970s. add something

 

Spider-Man (2002 film) - In April 1999, although Sony Pictures optioned from Metro-Goldwyn-May 2002 er all preceding script versions of "Spider-Man", it only exercised the options on "the Cameron material," which contractually included a multi-author screenplay and a forty-five page "scriptment" credited only to James Cameron


2000

He married Suzy Amis in 2000, and they have one son and two daughters. add something

 

Suzy Amis - Since June 4, 2000, Amis has been married to film director James Cameron, whom she met while filming "Titanic"

 

Suzy Amis Cameron - Since June 4, 2000, Amis has been married to film director James Cameron, whom she met while filming "Titanic"


2001

Chris Lazar - "Il a fallu attendre 2001 et la série de James Cameron Dark Angel pour voir une actrice trans, Jessica Crockett, incarner une transgenre


2002

In its release in 2002, Spider-Man had its screenplay credited solely to Koepp. add something

 

Chris O'Donnell - He was considered for the lead role in "Spider-Man", when the project was in development with James Cameron directing in 1996


2004

Bush won the presidential election in 2004. add something

 

Cameron received his degree in person at the graduation ceremony in July 2004. add something

 

David Cronenberg - In 2004, Science Fiction magazine Strange Horizons named him the 2nd greatest director in the history of the genre, ahead of better known directors such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jean-Luc_Godard and Ridley Scott


2005

In June 2005, Cameron was announced to be working on a project tentatively titled "Project 880" in parallel with another project, Battle Angel (an adaptation of the manga series Battle Angel Alita). add something

 

Aliens of the Deep - "'Aliens of the Deep"' is a 2005 documentary film, directed in part by James Cameron alongside fellow cameraman and friend Steven Quale, who would go on to direct "Final Destination 5" six years later, and filmed in the IMAX 3D format


2006

The documentary, named The Lost Tomb of Jesus, was broadcast on the Discovery Channel on March 4, 2006. add something

 

However in February 2006, he switched goals for the two film projects and decided to film Avatar first. add something

 

In December 2006, Cameron explained that the delay in producing the film since the 1990s had been to wait until the technology necessary to create his project was advanced enough. add something

 

The Adventures of Tintin (film) - A week of filming took place in November 2006 in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, California, on the stage where James Cameron shot "Avatar"


2009

Avatar had an estimated budget of over $300 million and was released on December 18, 2009. add something

 

Both Cameron and Bigelow were nominated for the Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for Best Director for films released in 2009. add something

 

Titanic became the highest-grossing film ever made, until Cameron's 2009 film Avatar. add something

 

Wes Studi - At the opposite pole of historic drama, in 2009, Studi appeared in James Cameron's science fiction epic, "Avatar

 

Ridley Scott - D citing James Cameron's Avatar as an inspiration for doing so.

 

Jon Landau (film producer) - In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster, "Avatar", which has since become the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing "Titanic", which had previously held that position

 

Laz Alonso - In 2009, he played Fenix "Rise" Calderon, one of the main antagonists in the film "Fast & Furious", the fourth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" film series, and had a major role as the Na'vi warrior, Tsu'tey, in James Cameron's science fiction adventure film "Avatar"

 

Michael Bay - It was one of the best selling DVD and Blu-ray Discs of 2009, second only to Twilight in DVD format and the number one of all time in Blu-ray format until it was surpassed by Blu-ray sales of James Cameron's "Avatar" in April 2010

 

Leona Lewis - Lewis recorded the theme song for the 2009 science fiction film "Avatar", directed by James Cameron

 

Sigourney Weaver - She reunited with "Aliens" director James Cameron for his 2009 film "Avatar", with Weaver playing a major part as Dr. Grace Augustine, leader of the AVTR program on the film's fictional moon Pandora

 

Shane Salerno - In May 2009, Salerno signed on to write a project for James Cameron and 20th Century Fox.

 

McG - Although he promised fans that he would bring back credibility to the franchise, with the casting of Christian Bale and the personal talk with James Cameron, the film, released on May 21, 2009 in the United States and Canada, received the most negative reception out of all the films in the series


2010

Cameron met with Yamaguchi just days before he died in 2010. add something

 

Cameron was declared as the highest earner in Hollywood for 2010 earning $257 million for his blockbuster hit, in a survey listing the top 40 earners by Vanity Fair. add something

 

In June 2010, Cameron met in Washington with the EPA to discuss possible solutions to the 2010 BP oil spill. add something

 

In a list compiled by the British magazine New Statesman in September 2010, he was listed 30th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010". add something

 

In October 2010, Cameron signed an agreement with Fox to direct two sequels to Avatar, which are scheduled to be released in December 2014 and December 2015. add something

 

Gloria Stuart - On July 4, 2010, Stuart celebrated her 100th birthday at the ACE Gallery in Beverly Hills with a party hosted by the director of "Titanic", James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis

 

Guillermo del Toro - On 28 July 2010 it was announced that he would direct "At the Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft for Universal Pictures, with James Cameron as producer


2011

Avatar (2009 film) - During the 2011 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, James Cameron stated his intention to film the two "Avatar" sequels at a higher frame rate than the industry standard 24 frames per second, in order to add a heightened sense of reality

 

Allison Cratchley - She played the role of an experienced diver in the James Cameron 2011 Australian 3D movie "Sanctum

 

Douglas Trumbull - In March 2011, director James Cameron announced plans to film his next "Avatar"-type 3D feature in a digital version of Showscan

 

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - In September 2011, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced plans to partner with filmmaker James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment production company, along with 20th Century Fox, to develop theme park attractions based on Cameron's "Avatar" film franchise, with the first installation planned for Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in the form of an "Avatar"-based section of the park

 

Sigourney Weaver - In September 2011, it was confirmed that Weaver will be returning to "Avatar 2", with James Cameron stating that "no one ever dies in science fiction


2012

D in April 2012, in order to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the actual ship. add something

 

Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment bought the film rights to the Taylor Stevens novel "The Informationist" in October 2012 with plans for Cameron to direct it add something

 

True Lies - In 2012, online news reports quoted Eliza Dushku as saying there would be a sequel reuniting the original cast with the writer/director James Cameron

 

Rolex - When James Cameron conducted a similar dive in 2012, a specially designed and manufactured Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Deep Sea Challenge watch was being "worn" by his submarine's robotic arm

 

Douglas Trumbull - As of February 2012, Trumbull is working on a new science-fiction project that he claims is "way beyond anything that Peter Jackson and James Cameron have been doing", which will probably be shot with a camera capable of recording 120 frames per second, twice the speed of its ancestor, Showscan

 

The Terminator - In an October 1, 2012 interview on "Good Morning America", he revealed that he had difficulty pronouncing the word "I'll" properly, and asked director James Cameron if it could be changed to "I will be back"


2013

In June 2013, British artist Roger Dean filed a legal action at a court in New York against Cameron add something

 

In October 2013 a new species of frog "Pristimantis jamescameroni" from Venezuela was named after him in recognition of his efforts in environmental awareness, in addition to his public promotion of vegetarianism add something

 

Josh Friedman - On August 1, 2013 he was announced as co-screenwriter of "Avatar 2" with James Cameron

 

Shane Salerno - On August 1, 2013 he was announced as co-screenwriter of the sequel "Avatar 4" with James Cameron

 

Shane Salerno - On August 1, 2013, "Deadline Hollywood", "Variety", "The Hollywood Reporter", and many other publications reported that 20th Century Fox and James Cameron would be making three sequels to "Avatar" and that Shane Salerno had been hired to co-write one of those sequels with Cameron: "Building upon the world we created with "Avatar" has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience


2014

In 2014, Cameron was the keynote speaker at the first annual Fame and Philanthropy, a charity fundraiser which raised money for several high profile celebrity charities add something

 

Suzy Amis Cameron - In 2014, Amis co-founded, with her husband, director James Cameron, ://www

 

Kate Winslet - It will be unveiled on March 17, 2014 at Saint Patrick's Day by Winslet with Kathy Bates and James Cameron as guest speakers at the unveiling ceremony


2015

However, on January 14, 2015, Cameron announced that the release dates for the three sequels were each delayed a year with the first sequel scheduled to be released on December, 2017 add something

 

Critical, public and commercial reception to films James Cameron has directed as of May 7, 2015 add something

 

Coen Brothers - Only six other directors have won three Oscars for the same film, a distinction the duo shares with Billy Wilder, James L. Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Peter_Jackson and later Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015

 

Doogtoons - In June 2015, Doogtoons released a new L.B. Rayne music video, "Terminate Our Love", the rejected theme song for James Cameron's 1984 sci-fi classic, The Terminator


2016

On April 14, 2016, during CinemaCon Cameron announced there will be four upcoming sequels to the Avatar franchise and not the originally planned three add something

 

The Abyss - While promoting the upcoming 30th anniversary Blu-ray release of Aliens at Comic-Con in San Diego July 2016 James Cameron has confirmed that his working on a remastered 4K transfer of The Abyss and will be released on Blu-ray for the first time in early 2017, further more Cameron added


2017

In January of 2017, it was reported that Cameron would be involved with godfathering and producing the next instalment in the "Terminator" franchise add something

 

In January 2017, it was reported that Cameron would be involved with godfathering and producing the next instalment in the "Terminator" franchise add something

 

In May 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he will return in the film and that James Cameron will be involved add something

 

"Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" started preliminary shooting simultaneously in Manhattan Beach, California on August 15, 2017, followed by principal photography in New Zealand on September 25, 2017 add something

 

In an interview in November 2017, Cameron revealed that he had a hostile altercation with Harvey Weinstein at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998 after Weinstein came to him trying to promote his company Miramax add something


2018

In April 2018, Cameron attended a private dinner with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman add something

 

In late August 2018, the groups vying to purchase the 5,500 relics, included one by museums in England and in Northern Ireland, with assistance by Cameron and some financial support from National Geographic add something

 

True Lies - In 2018 James Cameron stated a new transfer for Blu-ray has been completed but he has not found time to review it

 

Strange Days (film) - Producer James Cameron has said that a Blu-Ray version of the film has been one of his most requested titles, and that Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox have been working on a special edition release that they hope to release in 2018