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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.
He's in talks to work with director Tim Miller on the next film.
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.
James Cameron to oversee final 'Terminator' installment?
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'.
Continue reading: James Cameron Reclaims 'Terminator' Rights For Forthcoming Sequel
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
'Star Wars' will get it’s own ‘land’ in the California and Florida parks with two areas spanning over 14-acres each.
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.
Disney 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.
Schwarzenegger admits getting back to his 80s body took a lot of extra training.
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 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."
Continue reading: 'Terminator: Genisys' Gets Arnold Schwarzenegger Back In Shape
The new movie mixes old and new territory.
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 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.
It sounds like the director has a job on his hands to condense four screenplays worth of material into three scheduled sequels, according to an interview with soundtrack composer James Horner.
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 Cameron might have trouble condensing four scripts into three 'Avatar' sequels
Continue reading: James Cameron Juggling Four Screenplays For Three Avatar Sequels
James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron - Photographs from the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of the third movie in the Hobbit trilogy "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014
Despite having been killed off in 'Avatar,' Sigourney Weaver's character will feature in the rest of the quadrilogy.
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."
Weaver's back, but not as you know her (dead)
Sigourney Weaver at the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards
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.
Continue reading: Sigourney Weaver Is Confirmed For 'Avatar' Sequels In New Role
James Cameron is involved in 'Terminator: Genesis'
Good news for fans of both James Cameron and Terminator. It's emerged that the Avatar director is loosely involved with Terminator: Genesis. Early rumors suggested cross-integration between a new narrative and classic scenes from the original movies and Cameron's involvement adds credence to the speculation.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Stars in Terminator: Genesis
Alan Taylor is currently in New Orleans shooting the new Terminator movie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clark, Matt Smith, Aaron V. Williamson and J.K Simmons.
Continue reading: James Cameron Is Involved In 'Terminator: Genesis': This Is Good News
What we know so far about the plan to tour Avatar as a performing arts arena spectacular.
As if producing the biggest grossing film of all time wasn’t enough, James Cameron has announced that his technologically ground-breaking and multi-award winning sci-fi epic will embark on a series of huge arena shows in collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil, the spellbinding mix of circus arts and street entertainment. After grossing a mind-boggling £1.6 billion ($2.7 billion) across the globe and scooping three Oscars, the cinematic phenomenon will be interpreted into the field of performing arts in what surely promises to be a visual spectacle that simply cannot be missed.
James Cameron has stated he will film the three Avatar sequels simultaneously.
The show is expected to tour towards the end of 2015, before the arrival of the three Avatar sequels, the first of which is due at the tail end of 2016. Following on from Cameron’s previous stint with the world-famous performing arts group in 2012’s 3D film World’s Away, the upcoming Avatar show looks set to be a visual extravaganza that promises to be nothing short of break-taking. Announced on Thursday by Cameron and Daniel Lamarre, CEO of Cirque Du Soleil at the C2MTL Commerce and Creativity Conference in Montreal, the live show promises to be as ground-breaking and awe-inspiring as the film itself.
Continue reading: Avatar And Cirque Du Soleil: Everything You Need To Know
James Cameron is being sued over a certain 'Titanic' attraction, which made a lot of money.
A woman behind a virtual reality simulator of the Titanic disaster is suing filmmaker James Cameron for $1 billion. Stay with us here. Faan Qin, the inventor of the 'attraction, is suing over the hit movie Titanic, claiming the producers stole her ideas for a 3D ride that recreates the experience of the giant liner crashing into an iceberg.
James Cameron is being sued, again.
According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ.com, Qin claims Cameron and his hang copies her idea with something called 'R.M.S Titanic - The Experience' in Orlando, which they've apparently made a killing from. Qin claims that Cameron's attraction has more than $343 million but she wants triple that to teach the director a lesson.
Continue reading: Why James Cameron Is Being Sued For $1 Billion Over 'Titanic' Attraction
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