James Cameron

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He moved to the USA in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screen-writing ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and debuted as a director with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) the following year. In 1984, he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. After this came a string of successful science-fiction action films such as Aliens (1986) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Cameron is now one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. He was formerly married to producer Gale Anne Hurd, who produced several of his films. He married Kathryn Bigelow in 1989.

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Avatar (2009)

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In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Stephen Lang

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Stephen Lang

Avatar 2 (2022)

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Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military organization from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Kate Winslet  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver

Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military organization from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Kate Winslet  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver

Titanic (1997)

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101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

The Terminator (1984)

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In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Robert Patrick

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Robert Patrick

Mission Blue (2014)

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fisher Stevens  •  Robert Nixon
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Michael deGruy  •  Sylvia Earle  •  Bryce Groark

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fisher Stevens  •  Robert Nixon
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Michael deGruy  •  Sylvia Earle  •  Bryce Groark

Aliens (1986)

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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen

Aliens of the Deep (2005)

James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron  •  Steven Quale
CAST:  Anatoly M. Sagalevitch  •  Pamela Conrad  •  James Cameron  •  Charles Pellegrino

James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron  •  Steven Quale
CAST:  Anatoly M. Sagalevitch  •  Pamela Conrad  •  James Cameron  •  Charles Pellegrino

Duets (2000)

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Paltrow
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Scott Speedman  •  Maria Bello  •  Paul Giamatti

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Paltrow
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Scott Speedman  •  Maria Bello  •  Paul Giamatti

Piranha II: The Spawning (1982)

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Tricia O'Neil  •  Steve Marachuk  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Ricky Paull Goldin

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Tricia O'Neil  •  Steve Marachuk  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Ricky Paull Goldin

The Abyss (1989)

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A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Michael Biehn  •  Leo Burmester

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Michael Biehn  •  Leo Burmester

The Muse (1999)

What happens when a screenwriter loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help...even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter". And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

What happens when a screenwriter loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help...even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter". And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

True Lies (1994)

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A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton

Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts as well as friend Bill Paxton, James Cameron embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the wreck of the Titanic where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  John Broadwater  •  James Cameron  •  Mike Cameron

With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts as well as friend Bill Paxton, James Cameron embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the wreck of the Titanic where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  John Broadwater  •  James Cameron  •  Mike Cameron

Expedition: Bismarck (2002)

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James Cameron take several survivors from the German ship and crew, and together use state of the art technology to discover the ship wreck as it is today. Diving in submersibles and using ROV's we get to see the inside of the giant ship from WWII which sits on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron  •  Gary Johnstone
CAST:  Lance Henriksen  •  James Cameron  •  Walter Weintz

James Cameron take several survivors from the German ship and crew, and together use state of the art technology to discover the ship wreck as it is today. Diving in submersibles and using ROV's we get to see the inside of the giant ship from WWII which sits on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron  •  Gary Johnstone
CAST:  Lance Henriksen  •  James Cameron  •  Walter Weintz

Xenogenesis (1978)

A woman and an engineered man are sent in a gigantic sentient starship to search space for a place to start a new life cycle. Raj decides to take a look around the ship. He comes across a gigantic robotic cleaner. Combat ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron  •  Randall Frakes
CAST:  William Wisher Jr.  •  Margaret Undiel

A woman and an engineered man are sent in a gigantic sentient starship to search space for a place to start a new life cycle. Raj decides to take a look around the ship. He comes across a gigantic robotic cleaner. Combat ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron  •  Randall Frakes
CAST:  William Wisher Jr.  •  Margaret Undiel

Avatar 4 (2026)

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DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Zoe Saldana  •  Sam Worthington  •  Stephen Lang  •  Sigourney Weaver

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DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Zoe Saldana  •  Sam Worthington  •  Stephen Lang  •  Sigourney Weaver

Side by Side (2012)

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Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth (2011)

Gives insight into the creators mindset and how they culled from real life events to create some of the biggest sci-fi films of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Roland Emmerich  •  George Lucas  •  Steven Spielberg

Gives insight into the creators mindset and how they culled from real life events to create some of the biggest sci-fi films of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Roland Emmerich  •  George Lucas  •  Steven Spielberg

Capturing Avatar (2010)

Capturing Avatar is a feature length behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Avatar. It uses footage from the film's development, as well as stock footage from as far back as the production of Titanic in 1995. Also included are numerous interviews with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Jon Landau

Capturing Avatar is a feature length behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Avatar. It uses footage from the film's development, as well as stock footage from as far back as the production of Titanic in 1995. Also included are numerous interviews with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  James Cameron  •  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Jon Landau
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