James Cameron

69, from Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Artwork for TitanicImage of James Cameron

Biography

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.

Timeline

2031Future projects

  • Poster for Avatar 5

    Screenplay

2029Future projects

  • Poster for Avatar 4

    Story

2025Future projects

  • Poster for Avatar 3

    Story

2024Aged 70

  • Poster for Fatal Dive to the Titanic: Truth and Lies

    (Unknown)

2023Aged 69

  • Poster for Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron

    Self

  • Poster for Inside Pandora's Box

    Self

  • Poster for Attack of the Doc!

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Titanic: Stories From the Heart

    Self

2022Aged 68

  • Poster for Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

    Self

  • Poster for Avatar: The Way of Water

    Characters

2021Aged 67

  • Poster for The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World

    Self

  • Poster for The Six

    Executive Producer

2020Aged 66

  • Poster for Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy

    Self

  • Poster for Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck

    Self

  • Poster for Akashinga: The Brave Ones

    Executive Producer

2019Aged 65

  • Poster for Alita: Battle Angel

    Screenplay

  • Poster for The Game Changers

    Executive Producer

  • Poster for Terminator: Dark Fate

    Story

2017Aged 63

  • Poster for Atlantis Rising

    Self

  • Poster for Score: A Film Music Documentary

    Self

  • Poster for T2: Reprogramming The Terminator

    Self

  • Poster for Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron

    Self

2016Aged 62

  • Poster for Eating You Alive

    Self

  • Poster for Cirque du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight

    Co-Producer

2015Aged 61

  • Poster for Terminator Genisys

    Characters

  • Poster for Beyond Glory

    Executive Producer

2014Aged 60

  • Poster for Mission Blue

    Self

  • Poster for Deepsea Challenge 3D

    Self

2013Aged 59

2012Aged 58

2011Aged 57

  • Poster for Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth

    Self

  • Poster for Brian May's Brief History of 3D

    Self

  • Poster for Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

    Self

  • Poster for Sanctum

    Presenter

2010Aged 56

  • Poster for Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

    Self

  • Poster for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for A Message from Pandora

    Self

  • Poster for Capturing Avatar

    Self

  • Poster for Nunca más asistas a este tipo de fiestas

    Thanks

2009Aged 55

  • Poster for Avatar

    Producer

2008Aged 54

  • Poster for Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

    Thanks

2007Aged 53

  • Poster for The Lost Tomb Of Jesus

    Executive Producer

2005Aged 51

2004Aged 50

  • Poster for The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

    Self

2003Aged 49

  • Poster for Ghosts of the Abyss

    Self

  • Poster for No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

    Self

  • Poster for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Characters

  • Poster for Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

    Executive Producer

2002Aged 48

  • Poster for Iron and Beyond

    Himself

  • Poster for Expedition: Bismarck

    Self

  • Poster for Solaris

    Producer

2001Aged 47

  • Poster for 2001: The Making of a Myth

    Self

  • Poster for Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'

    Self

  • Poster for Alien Evolution

    Self

2000Aged 46

  • Poster for The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D'

    Self

  • Poster for Duets

    Karaoke singer (uncredited)

1999Aged 45

  • Poster for The Muse

    James Cameron

  • Poster for The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman

    self

  • Poster for From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

    Self

1998Aged 44

  • Poster for Mythos Hollywood - Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs

    Self

1997Aged 43

  • Poster for Titanic

    Steerage Dancer (uncredited)

  • Poster for Traveller

    Thanks

1995Aged 41

  • Poster for Your Studio and You

    Self

  • Poster for Apollo 13

    Visual Effects Design Consultant

  • Poster for Strange Days

    Story

1994Aged 40

  • Poster for True Lies

    Producer

1993Aged 39

  • Poster for T2: More Than Meets the Eye

    Self

  • Poster for Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'

    Self

  • Poster for Cronos

    Thanks

1991Aged 37

  • Poster for The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'

    Self

  • Poster for Point Break

    Executive Producer

  • Poster for Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Writer

1990Aged 36

  • Poster for Blue Steel

    Thanks

1989Aged 35

  • Poster for The Abyss

    Writer

1988Aged 34

  • Poster for Martini Ranch: Reach

    Writer

1986Aged 32

  • Poster for Aliens

    Story

1985Aged 31

  • Poster for The Making of the Terminator

    Self

  • Poster for Rambo: First Blood Part II

    Screenplay

1984Aged 30

  • Poster for The Terminator

    Writer

1982Aged 28

  • Poster for Piranha II: The Spawning

    Screenplay

  • Poster for Android

    Visual Effects Design Consultant

1981Aged 27

  • Poster for Escape from New York

    Visual Effects Art Director

  • Poster for Galaxy of Terror

    Production Design

1980Aged 26

  • Poster for Battle Beyond the Stars

    Visual Effects

1978Aged 24

  • Poster for Xenogenesis

    Production Design