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James Cameron (born 16.8.1954) James Cameron is a Canadian Oscar-winning film director, editor, screenwriter and producer.

Childhood: James Cameron was born to Shirley and Philip Cameron in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. His mother was a nurse and an artist; his father was an electrical engineer.

After attending Stamford Collegiate in Niagara Falls, Cameron's family moved to Brea, California. He studied physics and English at Fullerton College and would visit the film archive at the University of Southern California.

Film Career: James Cameron taught himself how to operate cameras by dismantling. At an early stage, he was interested in combining science and film. He started out by working as a miniature model maker at Roger Corman Studios. In 1980, he worked as art director on Battle Beyond the Stars. The following year, he worked on the special effects for John Carpenter's Escape From New York, starring Kurt Russell and Isaac Hayes. He also worked as production designer on Galaxy of Terror and design consultant on Android.

1984 was a turning point in James Cameron's career, as The Terminator was released. Initially, he struggled to find a production company to support a first-time director, until he contacted Hemdale Pictures. Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast in the lead role and the film went on to become a global hit.

James Cameron then wrote the screenplay to Rambo: First Blood Part II. The screenplay was eventually re-written by Sylvester Stallone, who stars in the film's title role.

In 1979, James Cameron started working on the sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien, starring Sigourney Weaver. The sequel, entitled Aliens. Despite resistance from many members of the crew and cast, the film went on to be a huge success, winning two Oscars and a number of further nominations.

Cameron then went on to write the screenplay for The Abyss, which starred Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn.

The follow-up to Terminator, Terminator 2 was released in 1991, with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising their roles. The film used groundbreaking special effects and was another huge success, winning four Oscars.

With True Lies, Schwarzenegger and Cameron were reunited once more, with Jamie Lee Curtis playing the role of Schwarzenegger's on-screen wife. Tom Arnold played the role of Schwarzenegger's sidekick.

1997 became another pivotal year for James Cameron, with the release of Titanic. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane. Titanic held the title of the biggest-grossing film of all time, until Cameron beat his own record with the release of 2010's Avatar.

Cameron went on to create the Dark Angel series, starring Jessica Alba and Charles H. Eglee.

In 2007, James Cameron, along with Simcha Jacobovici, made a documentary about the unearthing of the Talpiot Tomb, entitled The Lost Tomb of Jesus.

Avatar was released in December 2009 and comprised almost entirely of CGI footage. The film was shown in 3D in cinemas around the world - the first film of its kind to compel cinemas to install 3D projectors. Avatar immediately overtook Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time. The film featured the voices and likenesses of Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez.



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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Clips Trailer


Terminator 2: Judgment Day was one of the best movies of the 90's and even still holds its own on many movie best-of lists. The classic film has now been remastered and it will be released in 3D. 

The movie follows on from the original Terminator movie (released in 1984) and follows the life of a teenage boy called John Connor. John has been placed in foster care since his mother is detained in a mental institute. John's mother, Sarah, has trained John since a young age to be ready for the day when he leads a resistance force against a powerful company called Skynet - this is a story John began to believe but as he got older and his mother was eventually arrested, came to distrust his mom's word. However, when John finds himself being chased by a cop with incredible speed and strength, John begins to realise that perhaps someone is trying to kill him after all. The cop turns out to be a polyalloy cyborg called T-1000 who's been sent to earth to track down John and kill him to stop him fulfilling his destiny. 

To protect John, the future version of himself sent another cyborg back in time to protect him. This cyborg is a T-800 and isn't as capable of shapeshifting (like T-1000) but is programmed to go to any lengths to save the boy. In order for John to understand the stories his mother had always told him, he commands T-800 to help him break his mom out of the secure mental wing. Now the two humans and cyborg are put against the clock on a mission to stop Skynet from ever progressing while also being constantly chased by T-1000.

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James Cameron's Avatar Sequel No Longer Happening In 2018


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The sequel to all-time 2009 box office hit Avatar has hit the skids - again - with director James Cameron revealing Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5 will not be surfacing in 2018. The Titanic movie maker is undertaking four sequels altogether and has previously described the undertaking as an "epic undertaking".

James CameronJames Cameron won't be releasing Avatar in 2018

Reuters reported Cameron speaking to the Toronto Star that he has been working on the four films simultaneously and, as a result, there is currently no firm release date for Avatar 2.

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James Cameron Reclaims 'Terminator' Rights For Forthcoming Sequel


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James Cameron is reported to be overseeing the final film of the 'Terminator' series, acting as something of a godfather to in-talks director Tim Miller. So far, details are vague as to whether the upcoming film will mark a re-boot of the story, or merely act as a concluding paragraph in a long saga.

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The filmmaker who first created the sci-fi franchise will take back some rights to his beloved series in 2019, which means he may have a certain degree of control over how the story will end - or, indeed, how it will be re-told. He is rumoured to be working with Tim Miller who directed 'Deadpool'.

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James Cameron Announces Plans For FOUR 'Avatar' Sequels


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With the world eagerly awaiting the first sequel to his record-breaking blockbuster Avatar, director James Cameron is busy thinking even further ahead than that, announcing a FOURTH sequel to the franchise during a presentation at CinemaCon.

The 61 year old director announced plans for four new Avatar movies to be released over the course of the next seven years, with instalments coming at the end of 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023 respectively.

According to Deadline, Cameron told the audience at CinemaCon: “We’re making four epic films that stand alone but together form a saga. These movies were designed to be seen in theaters first.”

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James Cameron - Premiere of Broad Green Pictures' 'The Dark Horse' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Arrivals at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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Disney Parks Announce New 'Star Wars', 'Toy Story' And 'Avatar' Themed Attractions


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At the Disney D23 EXPO on Saturday, Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced some exciting plans for new attractions at the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California. Star Wars, Toy Story and Avatar will all be getting their own new themed attractions, representing a shift away from the traditional Walt Disney characters.

Star WarsDisney Parks is adding more Star Wars based attractions.

Star Wars land, which will come to both Disney Word and Disney Land, will be the ‘the largest single land expansions either of those parks have ever had," Scott Trowbridge, the Imagineering executive overseeing the project told fans at D23. The area will replace Disneyland's current Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland and open up nearby ‘backstage’ areas. Work on the land is expected to commence sometime in 2017.

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'Terminator: Genisys' Gets Arnold Schwarzenegger Back In Shape


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Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a whole career on three words first uttered in 1984's The Terminator: "I'll be back." So it's hardly surprising that he's returned to his iconic signature role in this summer's Terminator Genisys.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator: Genisys'Arnold Schwarzenegger felt young after getting into shape for 'Genisys'

"Well, I always said that I would do another Terminator if the story is great," he says. "We saw the original come out, and James Cameron outdid himself with the sequel. Since then, we've been trying to outdo that, not always successfully, but there is always the attempt. This time I think we've done an extraordinary job."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Nostalgic As He Reflects On 'Terminator: Genisys'


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The eagerly awaited 'Terminator: Genisys' is finally imminent, and all fans of the original 1984 movie are likely to be happy with the results. Arnold Schwarzenegger opens up about how this new instalment combined elements of old and new to tell this alternative story.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator: Genisys'Arnold Schwarzenegger is glad to be back

'Terminator: Genisys' is arguably one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. While initially it seemed like a sequel verging on the out-dated and maybe a little cringe-worthy, the authentic adherence to the first film (but with an unexpected twist) really seemed to get everyone excited. Here we see Kyle Reese transported into the past in a bid to protect Sarah Connor, but finds she's already being protected - by the double of the very adversary he was sent to fight.

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James Cameron - Celebrities attend the Rolling Stones concert - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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James Cameron Juggling Four Screenplays For Three Avatar Sequels


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After it became the highest grossing movie of all time, director James Cameron decided that he was going to devote himself to making nothing except sequels to Avatar for the rest of the 2010s. Now, it seems that he might have put himself in a spot of bother by writing too much material.

Composer James Horner, who worked with Cameron on the first Avatar movie in 2009 as well as on Aliens and Titanic, told film website HeyUGuys.com that the director is trying to condense screenplays for four sequels into three so he can fit them into the planned release schedule.

James CameronJames Cameron might have trouble condensing four scripts into three 'Avatar' sequels

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Back From The Dead! Sigourney Weaver's 'Avatar' Character Will Appear In All Sequels


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Sigourney Weaver will appear as her Avatar character Grace Augustine in each of James Cameron's three sequels, despite having been killed in the first movie. The 64 year-old film star first hinted in September 2012 that she'd be making a return to the hugely successful franchise but has now been confirmed to be starring in all of the quadrilogy.

"Jim says no one ever dies in science fiction," she told ComingSoon.net at the time. "He's told me the stories for the next two movies, and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them."

"Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens," said the Cameron. "We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels."

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Sigourney Weaver Is Confirmed For 'Avatar' Sequels In New Role


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Sigourney Weaver’s character may have expired in James Cameron’s smash hit, but that doesn’t mean she can’t – in the universe of Avatar – return in a different role.

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Weaver's exobiologist character Dr Grace Augustine was killed off in the original movie, but director James Cameron has revealed that she will have a "more challenging" role in the three follow-up films, which are being filmed simultaneously and released on consecutive years from 2016. 

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James Cameron - The 109th Explorers Club Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria - Arrivals - New York City, NY, United States - Saturday 16th March 2013

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James Cameron, Suzy Amis, Hobbit Premiere, Embassy, Wellington and New Zealand - James Cameron and wife, Suzy Amis attends the Hobbit Premiere at the Embassy theatre, Wellington, New Zealand - 28.11.12 Wednesday 28th November 2012 Featuring: James Camerson, Suzy Amis Where: Wellington, New Zealand

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James Cameron

Date of birth

16th August, 1954

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.87




James Cameron Movies

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Clips Trailer

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Clips Trailer

Terminator 2: Judgment Day was one of the best movies of the 90's and even...

Terminator Genisys - James Cameron Featurette Trailer

Terminator Genisys - James Cameron Featurette Trailer

James Cameron directed the first 'Terminator' film in 1984 and the subsequent 'Judgment Day' sequel...

Sanctum Movie Review

Sanctum Movie Review

Inspired by a true story and executive produced by underwater-film fanatic James Cameron, this cave-diving...

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Avatar Trailer

Avatar Trailer

Watch the trailer for Avatar The director of Titanic James Cameron takes us on a...

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season One Movie Review

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season One Movie Review

The MILF playing the lead role of the new Terminator TV show is enough to...

The Terminator Movie Review

The Terminator Movie Review

I'll never forget the first time I saw James Cameron's The Terminator. I must...

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