Biography / Wiki
Titanic, Avatar, and the Terminator series are the films that most of the world has seen. With two of his films crossing the collection mark of more than $2 billion, James Cameron is counted as one of the greatest directors to have ever lived. The Canadian filmmaker has established himself as a Godfather of the science fiction genre.
James Cameron got his big break with the movie Terminator after working on a few projects as an assistant director and special effect manager. Cameron, apart from the movies, is deeply concerned about the pollution of oceans due to oil spills and other environmental issues as well. He is also on board of the advisory council of NASA.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on the 16th of August 1954, James Cameron is currently 66 years old. Even at this age he appears to be fit and has healthy physic with a good height. His height measures 6 feet 2 inches and his weight is 78 kg approximately. He has a rare set of green colored eyes and the color of his hair is grey.
James Cameron is the only filmmaker who managed to cross the $2 billion mark for his film’s gross earnings. He is one of the topmost directors ever and has accumulated quite a lot of wealth through his film making. James lives a luxurious lifestyle along with his wife and kids. The total net worth estimated for this Canadian filmmaker is $800 million US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
James Francis Cameron was born and brought up in Canada. He is the son of Phillip Cameron, his father who was an electrical engineer and his mother Shirley Cameron who was a nurse. James was raised along with his four siblings.
He attended the Stamford Collegiate School and later went to Brea Olinda High school in the US. James also attended the Fullerton College but later dropped out of it.
James Francis Cameron
|Birth Place||Kapuskasing, Canada|
|Date Of Birth||16 August 1954|
|Height||In centimeters – 188 cm
In feet and inches – 6 ft 2 in
|Weight||In kilograms – 78 kg
In pounds – 172 lbs
|Profession||Environmentalist, Explorer, Philanthropist, Filmmaker|
|School||Stamford Collegiate School in Canada,
Brea Olinda High School in the U.S.
|Home Town||Kapuskasing, Canada|
|Debut||Film: Titanic (1997, Director)|
|Fathers Name||Phillip Cameron (Electrical Engineer)|
|Mothers Name||Shirley Cameron (née Lowe) (Artist, Nurse)|
|Brothers||David Cameron (Younger Brother),
Mike Cameron (Younger Brother)
|Sister||2 other younger siblings (Name Not Known)|
Career / Fashion And Style
James Cameron was inspired by Screenplay and wrote the script for a movie titled ‘Xenogenesis’ in 1978. To make miniature models for low-investment films, he was hired by ‘Roger Corman Studios’. ‘Escape from New York,’ ‘Galaxy of Terror,’ and ‘Android’ are some of the early films that he worked on.
James’ first major project was released under ‘Pacific Western Productions’ in 1984, which is ‘The Terminator’. Released in 1985, Cameron wrote the screenplay for ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ as well.
‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ was released as his film in 1991, which won four Oscars. The release of the cult movie ‘Titanic’ which had Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in lead roles was released in 1997 and is one of the most-watched movies all around the globe.
The film ‘Avatar’ was released in 3D took Hollywood and filmmaking with a storm and changed the technology and effects used in the movies forever. He has been a decorated filmmaker who has won numerous awards and many nominations in his career.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
He is currently married to Suzy Amis and has 4 daughters.
|Girlfriend||Sharon Williams (1977-1984),
Kathryn Bigelow (1988-1991),
Linda Hamilton (1991-1999),
Suzy Amis (1998-Present)
|Wife||Sharon Williams (Divorced),
Gale Anne Hurd (Divorced),
Kathryn Bigelow (Divorced),
Linda Hamilton (Divorced),
|Children||Daughter: Claire Cameron,
Elizabeth Rose Cameron,
Josephine Archer Cameron.
Here we provide you the list of James Cameron’s favorite things.
|Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movie||Resident Evil (2002)|
|Favorite Song To Sing In The Shower||Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner|
|Favorite Film Of 2013||Gravity|
|Favorite Films||The Godfather (1972), Taxi Driver (1976)|
Some Interesting Facts About James Cameron
- In June 2012, Cameron was inducted in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
- For plagiarising his original images for his film Avatar a British artist Roger Dean had sued Cameron for $50 million in June 2013 but lost the case.
- Cameron has been criticized for his dictatorial manners Many of his actors found his flaring tempers difficult to deal with.
- In 1990, he launched his own production company Lightstorm Entertainment.
- In 2012, his love for deep-sea exploration took him back to Titanic.
- He has been known for going way over-budget on all his films and is notorious for prolonging the filming schedules.
- Cameron in his sleep saw a nightmare that a futuristic robot was sent to kill him, which became the central idea for The Terminator.
- In 2010, James was enlisted in Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’.
- $190 million ‘Chick Flick’ is how he jokingly refers to the film Titanic.
- To reach the deepest part of Mariana Trench called the Challenger Deep James Cameron has become the first-ever solo person to do so.