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Award-winning Canadian film director and producer

  • James Francis Cameron is a Canadian film director and producer.
  • He is also a screenwriter, visual artist and editor.
  • He was born on August 16, 1954.
  • He is associated with blockbuster movies such as The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), Dark Angel (200002), and Avatar (2009).
  • He did several documentary films and underwater documentaries.
  • He co-developed the digital 3D Fusion Camera System.
  • He is a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist.
  • He is a deep-sea explorer also.
  • On March 26, 2012, he reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, in the Deepsea Challenger submersible.
  • He was the first person to do this in a solo descent, and only the third person to do so ever.
  • He has been nominated for six Academy Awards overall and won three for Titanic.
  • In total, Cameron's directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$2 billion in North America and US$6 billion worldwide.
  • His Titanic and Avatar are the two highest-grossing films of all time at $2.19 billion and $2.78 billion respectively.
  • He modeled Avatar's most vicious predator after himself.
  • In March 2011 he was named Hollywood's top earner by Vanity Fair, with estimated 2010 earnings of $257 million.
  • The re-election of President George W Bush in 2004 caused Cameron to revoke his application for U.S. citizenship.

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