James Cameron Facts
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 (2000–02), 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.