James Cameron

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Biography

  • Birth Name: James Francis Cameron
  • Birth Place: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/16/1954, Leo
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; producer; film editor
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James Cameron Fast Facts:
  • Was inspired to become a filmmaker when he saw, as a teen, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
  • Worked as a truck driver while trying to get his start as a screenwriter.
  • His breakthrough hit was The Terminator (1984). Its producer, Gale Anne Hurd, became the second Mrs. Cameron; female lead Linda Hamilton became his fourth wife.
  • Appeared as himself twice on Entourage as the director of a film (called Aquaman) starring Vince (Adrian Grenier).
  • Has served on the NASA Advisory Council from 2003 to 2005 due to his interest in space exploration; also involved with ocean exploration and conservation.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2009.
  • Topped the Vanity Fair list of Hollywood's Top 40 earners of 2010, largely due to the success of Avatar.
  • James Cameron Relationships:
  • Gale Anne Hurd - Ex-wife
  • Jasper Robards - Stepson
  • Linda Hamilton - Ex-wife
  • Suzy Amis - Wife
  • John Cameron - Brother
  • Sharon Williams - Ex-wife
  • Josephine Archer Cameron - Daughter
  • Philip Cameron - Father
  • Kathryn Bigelow - Ex-wife
  • Quinn Cameron - Son
  • Carol Cameron - Daughter
  • Mike Cameron - Brother
  • Shirley Cameron - Mother
  • James Cameron Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Winner
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - Nominee
  • 1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Editing - Nominee
  • 1997 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Achievement in Film Editing - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Editing - Nominee
  • 1999 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Achievement in Film Editing - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended California State University, Fullerton, CA

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