James Cameron

James Cameron

Film Director
Born Aug 16, 1954

James Francis Cameron is a Canadian film director, film producer, deep-sea explorer, screenwriter, visual artist, editor, environmentalist and inventor. His writing and directing work includes Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Dark Angel (2000–2002).… Read More

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1954 Birth Cameron was born in 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, the son of Shirley (née Lowe), an artist and nurse, and Phillip Cameron, an electrical engineer. … Read More


1971 17 Years Old Cameron grew up in Chippawa, Ontario, and attended Stamford Collegiate School in Niagara Falls, Ontario. His family moved to Brea, California in 1971, when Cameron was 17 years old. … Read More
1973 19 Years Old Cameron enrolled at Fullerton College, a two-year community college, in 1973 to study physics.


1974 20 Years Old He switched to English, then dropped out before the start of the fall 1974 semester. … Read More
1977 23 Years Old Cameron quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry after seeing Star Wars in 1977. … Read More
1979 25 Years Old He then became a production assistant on a film called Rock and Roll High School, though uncredited, in 1979. … Read More
1981 27 Years Old Cameron was hired as the special effects director for the sequel to Piranha, entitled Piranha II: The Spawning in 1981. … Read More


1985 31 Years Old …  Hurd and Cameron were married from 1985 to 1989. … Read More
1986 32 Years Old Composer James Horner refused to work with Cameron for a decade following their strained working relationship on 1986's Aliens. … Read More


1998 44 Years Old 1 More Event
The CG visuals surrounding the sinking and destruction of the ship were considered spectacular. Despite criticism during production of the film, it received a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations (tied with All About Eve) at the 1998 Academy Awards. … Read More
2000 46 Years Old …  He married Amis in 2000, and they have one son and two daughters. … Read More
2002 48 Years Old He was a producer on the 2002 film Solaris, and narrated The Exodus Decoded. … Read More
2003 49 Years Old In a 2003 interview about his IMAX 2D documentary Ghosts of the Abyss, he mentioned that he is "going to do everything in 3D now". … Read More


2004 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Cameron applied for American citizenship in 2004 but withdrew his application after George W. Bush won the presidential election. … Read More
2005 51 Years Old In June 2005, Cameron was announced to be working on a project tentatively titled "Project 880" (now known to be Avatar) in parallel with another project, Alita: Battle Angel (an adaptation of the manga series Battle Angel Alita). … Read More
2006 52 Years Old 1 More Event
However, in February 2006, he switched goals for the two film projects and decided to film Avatar first. … Read More
2007 53 Years Old Cameron announced on February 26, 2007, that he, along with his director, Simcha Jacobovici, have documented the unearthing of the Talpiot Tomb, which is alleged to be the tomb of Jesus. … Read More
2009 55 Years Old …  Both Cameron (Avatar) and Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) were nominated for the Oscar, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA Award for Best Director for films released in 2009. … Read More
Avatar's success made Cameron the highest earner in Hollywood for 2010, netting him $257 million as reported by Vanity Fair. … Read More
On March 7, 2012, Cameron took the Deepsea Challenger submersible to the bottom of the New Britain Trench in a five-mile-deep solo dive.


2014 60 Years Old 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. … Read More
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 in December 2017.
2016 62 Years Old In 2016, Cameron partnered with Tourism New Zealand to produce a series of videos that expressed his love for the country.
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