James Cameron Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

28th January 2017

Quote: "The franchise has kind of wandered all over the map. I don't think it’s worked out terribly well. I think we’ve moved on beyond it. It’s like, 'OK, we’ve got it, we’ve got the whole Freudian biomechanoid meme. I’ve seen it in 100 horror films since... But is there any validity to doing another one now? I don’t know. Maybe." James Cameron doesn't think there's any point continuing the Alien movie franchise. He directed the original in 1979.

7th September 2016

Quote: "We can start over, we'll just do all the films again! I don't think Arnold would really like that!" Director James Cameron jokes about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, Joseph Baena, taking over his famous father's leading role in a new reboot of the Terminator film series, after the 18-year-old recently recreated a scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day and posted it online.

6th August 2014

Fact: Director James Cameron brought his submarine to the American Museum of History in New York City on Monday (04Aug14) for a special screening of his new movie Deepsea Challenge 3D, about his solo journey to the ocean's deepest point. His custom-made submarine Deepsea Challenger was put on display and the Titanic moviemaker participated in a Q&A session after the screening.

14th April 2014

Fact: Hollywood director James Cameron is a vegan.

14th April 2014

Quote: "As of right now, he and I have not discussed it, and I don't see a role as the scripts are coming together that would be appropriate for him, so I would say probably not." Director James Cameron dismisses rumours his The Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will feature in the next Avatar movie.

16th December 2013

Fact: Avatar director James Cameron is taking the new trilogy of the blockbuster sci-fi movie to New Zealand. Both live action and visual effects will be filmed in the country, with the first of the three sequels to be released in December 2016.

2nd October 2013

Quote: "She doesn't hold back. There's no filter. She's a lot of fun to hang out with because you always know what she's thinking... I'm kind of kicking myself today that I killed her (character) off." Moviemaker James Cameron on working with Michelle Rodriguez on the set of Avatar.

17th September 2013

Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger is reteaming with his The Terminator and True Lies director James Cameron for the Avatar sequel, according to Internet reports. Sources tell Latino Review that the filmmaker has cast Schwarzenegger as a villain in his return to Pandora.

13th May 2013

Fact: Filmmaker James Cameron is to make movie history again when he beams the world's first live 3D ballet broadcast to 50 countries next month (Jun13). The Titanic and Avatar director has teamed up with Russia's Mariinsky theatre and will film the company's Swan Lake for broadcast around the world.

1st October 2012

Quote: "What can I say, I can't resist an upgrade. Believe me, I think you'll find that I was the low-maintenance one in most of my relationships, I just kept picking complex, independent women. Look, I'm a perfectionist and I strive for excellence, and if that means more than one take, then I'll keep plugging away." Titanic director James Cameron on why he has been married five times.

12th April 2012

Quote: "To me the risk is relative to the reward. I don't believe in jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute, I don't believe in rock climbing or various other forms of risk for risk's sake, but I do believe that exploration is worth the risk if it's carefully calculated and the risk is managed by good engineering and good test procedures." Moviemaker James Cameron on his deep-sea diving projects.

11th April 2012

Quote: "Jim's biggest concern was contingency. Meaning, if the third gun jams and the sun's coming up and to not get the shot costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the fourth gun is down the elevator, across the lot sitting in a truck for some stupid reason, you're going to get your a** chewed. Or you're going to get fired. Was James hard on people? He was hard on people who weren't doing their job." Actor Billy Zane plays down James Cameron's taskmaster reputation on 1997's Titanic.

26th March 2012

Tweet: "Back from trip to deepest pl (place) on Earth... Puts a new spin on 'to hell and back'. Good to see the sunshine. Incredible that 7yrs (years) ago a research trip to Challenger Deep was impossible. Our deep sea challenge team built a sub for a new exploration era." Director James Cameron resurfaces to tweet after plunging seven miles (11 kilometres) underwater to the world's deepest point.

27th February 2012

Fact: The Artist star Missi Pyle wore a recycled dress to the Oscars - Venezuelan designer Valentina Delfino's turquoise gown was chosen for the actress after she won the Red Carpet Green contest created by director James Cameron's wife Suzy Amis.

13th December 2011

Fact: The new Call Of Duty video game has broken sales records set by Avatar director James Cameron's Fern Gully. Modern Warfare 3 took just 16 days to hit $1 billion - a day ahead of Cameron's Avatar reimagination.

31st May 2011

Quote: "I'm told that he is aware that I have hijacked a large portion of his technical crew, but that we have his full blessing." Director Shawn Levy confesses he's hired several crew members who worked on James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar for his upcoming sci-fi movie Real Steel.

3rd April 2011

Fact: Terminator director James Cameron and his star Arnold Schwarzenegger are teaming up to tour the Amazon rainforest together.

31st January 2011

Tweet: "Ryan Seacrest told me I had to get on Twitter. So here I am. First tweet. I feel younger already." Director James Cameron joins the social networking site.

1st September 2010

Quote: "People complain about the increased ticket price. But I still think that movies are a great bargain. Movies are the only place where you can spend $1 million or $300 million and charge the same amount. That's insane, there's no other product in the world that operates that way." Director James Cameron takes a swipe at film fans who moan about the price of cinema tickets.

19th August 2010

Quote: "I would hate to think that people really were getting depressed. If they really feel that they're not getting enough of the wonders of the natural world in their life, then they should just go on a damn walk in the woods." Moviemaker James Cameron refuses to believe stories suggesting fans of his AVATAR movie were left low after the blockbuster - once they realised his make-believe Pandora planet doesn't exist.

18th August 2010

Quote: "I'm the one who always wins the betting pool at our little Academy Awards party, so I knew in advance that it was a slam dunk for Kathryn... It was David and Goliath." James Cameron knew his Avatar would lose out to ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the Oscars.

12th May 2010

Fact: James Cameron's epic blockbuster AVATAR has been named the best-selling international home release since the launch of the DVD. The sci-fi picture has sold 13.5 million DVDs worldwide since its release last month (Apr10) - breaking the record set by the fifth Harry Potter movie - 2007's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

7th April 2010

Fact: Moviemaker James Cameron and his AVATAR cast are set for a reunion to further spread the environmental message behind their blockbuster. The director and film stars will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on 22 April (10) with a 'Home Tree' Celebration at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on 22 April (10).

6th April 2010

Quote: "He has a nail gun and if your mobile phone goes off on set, he'll nail it to the wall." Sam Worthington found James Cameron a tough taskmaster on the set of AVATAR.

21st March 2010

Quote: "I'd work with him again for a bucket of fish." Sam Worthington can't wait to team up with his AVATAR director James Cameron again.”

8th March 2010

Quote: "We made three times what we thought the movie could make. Three seems to be the number because everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, 'I saw the movie three times'." Three is lucky for AVATAR director James Cameron.

2nd March 2010

Fact: Moviemaker James Cameron plans to gather his AVATAR cast around him on Saturday night (06Mar10) - for a pre-Oscars 'lucky' meal. Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana plan to dress up for the big dinner at the director's home.

1st March 2010

Quote: "Last time I was here for Titanic, I was nominated for 12 awards and won zero. (This time) I was nominated for eight and came away with two. I call that progress." Director James Cameron on his recent success at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in London with his latest movie AVATAR.

24th February 2010

Fact: Paris Hilton has turned blue and transported herself into James Cameron's sci-fi world after posting a spoof photo of herself as one of Avatar's Na'vi characters on her Twitter.com page.

18th February 2010

Quote: "Hollywood is ready to anoint her with the first Oscar for a female director, but Kathryn hates that because she doesn't want to be a woman director, she wants to be a director. It's all about the work for her." AVATAR filmmaker James Cameron predicts his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow will not appreciate being labelled if she wins the Best Director Oscar for war drama THE HURT LOCKER. The former couple will battle it out for the prestigious honour when the Academy Awards are handed out on 7 March (10).

11th February 2010

Fact: THIS AIN'T AVATAR XXX, Hustler Video's porn parody of James Cameron's hit film, is to be shot in 3D.

29th January 2010

Quote: "Well I have mixed feelings about that. Until yesterday, I had the bragging rights of being in the biggest movie of all time!" TITANIC star Bill Paxton is a little jealous of director pal James Cameron's huge success with sci-fi epic AVATAR. The movie overtook Cameron's last blockbuster, TITANIC, as the biggest grossing movie of all time this week (begs25Jan10) when its profits swelled to over $1.84 billion - the record previously set by the romantic drama between 1997 and 1998.

27th January 2010

Quote: "It's full of blue-ar**d Barbie dolls trying to catch rubber turkeys. It was the most gorgeous pile of nonsense I have ever seen." Troy actor PETER O'TOOLE on James Cameron's epic movie AVATAR.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I'm gonna try to make this as brief as I can because, frankly, I have to pee something fierce." James Cameron was taken short during his Best Director acceptance speech.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I'm actually not well prepared because, frankly, I thought Kathryn was gonna get this... and she richly deserves it." Best Director winner James Cameron thought his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, would claim the prize.

16th January 2010

Quote: "Our threshold was always, 'If we make money, we make a sequel,' so I think we might have to make a sequel." Moviemaker James Cameron is planning to follow up his AVATAR success. After just four weeks, the film has become the second most successful film ever - behind Cameron's Titanic.

15th January 2010

Quote: "I'll just have to re-release TITANIC in 3-D." Director James Cameron jokes about his plans to revamp the biggest box office hit of all time if his current movie Avatar surpasses the $1.8 billion it made at cinemas a decade ago.

15th January 2010

Fact: Moviemaker James Cameron fell ill with the swine flu while shooting new movie AVATAR but insists he didn't let illness halt the film: "I took a half day off for that."

15th January 2010

Quote: "I'm thinking of putting it on my front yard. I'm serious... It'll send a message to the neighbours: 'Don't f**k with us.'" Moviemaker James Cameron on his plans for the robot combat machine souvenir he claimed from the set of AVATAR.

24th December 2009

Fact: Oscar-winning TITANIC director James Cameron has picked up another accolade to add to his impressive collection. The filmmaker, who received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame earlier this month (Dec09), has been tapped by movie publicists to receive their Motion Picture Showmanship Award. The honour will be presented at the International Cinematographer Guild's 47th Annual Publicists Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 5 March (10).

11th December 2009

Quote: "Let's say Clint Eastwood really wanted to do one last Dirty Harry movie, looking the way he did in 1975. He could absolutely do it now." Pioneering moviemaker James Cameron insists new filmmaking technology can help aged stars turn back time.

11th December 2009

Quote: "If we announce Avatar 2, we made money. If we didn't make money, we're a bunch of dumb f**kers. But we still made 2,000 jobs for three years, and that's a good thing." Director James Cameron on his hopes for new blockbuster Avatar.

26th November 2009

Quote: "James Cameron asked me about my level of tolerance when we started. Seven days a week, I was taking Wushu (martial arts) training, archery, horseback riding, intensive dialect-training and lifting weights with Sam Worthington." Zoe Saldana was exhausted by the time she wrapped sci-fi epic AVATAR.

25th November 2009

Quote: "This man speaks in such big words that you need a dictionary just to have a common conversation with him about the weather." Zoe Saldana was in awe of AVATAR director James Cameron's expansive vocabulary.

25th November 2009

Fact: It took James Cameron two years to figure out how to film the 20-minute action scene that concludes his highly-anticipated new movie AVATAR.

25th November 2009

Fact: Director James Cameron worked with a linguist to create a whole new language for the natives inhabiting his imaginary world in upcoming sci-fi epic AVATAR.

18th November 2009

Quote: "People are going to p**s themselves again and again and again. Because it’s just one amazing scene after the other." Sigourney Weaver can't wait for the public's reaction to AVATAR, her latest film collaboration with pioneering director James Cameron.

17th November 2009

Fact: Leona Lewis has recorded the signature song for upcoming science fiction film AVATAR. The British singer's track I SEE YOU runs over the credits of the much-hyped James Cameron epic, which hits movie screens in December (09).

11th November 2009

Quote: "I have been married five times. I'm a perfectionist, so I kept trying until I got it right, which I have... Suzy Amis is a keeper." Moviemaker James Cameron has found his soulmate after five attempts at married life.

11th November 2009

Quote: "I could not pull a rant like that if I had to. I mean, I can get on a roll but not like that. I just had to bow down." Fiery moviemaker James Cameron on Christian Bale's notorious leaked fury on the set of TERMINATOR SALVATION when a crewmember interrupted his concentration during a scene.

30th October 2009

Fact: James Cameron's much-anticipated new movie AVATAR is set to break records when the trailer airs before the Dallas Cowboys' home game with Seattle Seahawks on Sunday (01Nov09). Not only will the teaser land the largest live viewing in history when 80,000 American football fans see it at Cowboy Stadium in Texas, but the venue's giant HD screen is the world's largest, according to Guinness.

28th July 2009

Fact: Director James Cameron plans to convert his hit 1997 movie TITANIC into 3D. He will use new technology to remaster the Oscar-winning hit after using three-dimensional systems in his new movie AVATAR.

2nd March 2009

Fact: Eight-time Academy Award-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has earned the biggest post-Oscar boost at the U.S. box office since TITANIC, taking in an additional $12.2 million (£8.7 million) at the weekend (27Feb09/01Mar09). The Danny Boyle film fell $3 million (£2.1 million) short of the $15.2 million (£10.8 million) bump James Cameron's 1997 movie earned at the box office the week after winning Best Picture in 1998.

24th September 2007

Fact: Former FRIENDS star Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of director James Cameron's sci-fi epic AVATAR.

4th June 2007

Fact: Titanic director James Cameron has put his 730 acre Malibu, California ranch up for sale at nearly $25 million (GBP12.5 million).

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