James Cameron: filmography, biography, photos

James Cameron - director triumphant Canadian origin working in the United States.Apart from its core activity of cinematic, he was fascinated by the study of the underwater world and the solution of environmental problems.


Mr Cameron was born in the Canadian state of Ontario in August 1954.His father was an engineer.

the age of seventeen, James moved to the United States to study at the University of California.After graduating from the Physics Department of the young person understands that the work in the profession he is interested in a little and began to write scripts for films, most of which remain unclaimed.

James Cameron, whose biography is today holds many of his fans, at the time provided a piece of bread, a truck driver working.

Kinodeyatelnost this man began with the work of the artist and visual effects supervisor.In 1981 he made his debut as a director (the film "Piranha 2").James Cameron, filmography which will soon be fascinating, did not cause any interest from critics and failed at the box office picture.

situation changed dramatically after the release of "Terminator", which gathered an impressive amount of time in the world rolled.Cameron's career gained momentum.Each new film it aroused a storm of delight viewers.

James Cameron, whose filmography includes more than twenty films, is one of the most successful filmmakers of our time.Also, it is known as an innovator and creator of the unprecedented visual effects.


James Cameron has been married five times.His last marriage can be called the strongest, as it lasts for more than fifteen years.

Cameron's first wife became Miss S. Williams, who worked as a waitress.Their marriage lasted six years, but collapsed due to permanent employment at the James.

His second wife was the producer, and initially they were connected only business relations, as Gale Anne Hurd became the man who, in fact, Cameron opened the way to the world of cinema.She believed in the young director and has financed his painting "The Terminator", as it turned out, her faith was justified.This was followed by work on the film "Alien."Around the same time, the combined love knot, but after the next picture ("The Abyss") decided that each would go its own way like in the movies and in life.

third wife of James Cameron was director.But even common interests did not allow last marriage to Kathryn Bigelow for more than two years.

the fourth time James married actress Linda Hamilton, who in 1993 gave birth to his daughter Josephine.However, the marriage was not destined to live long, and in 2000 Cameron married actress Suzy Amis, whom he met on the set of "Titanic."From the fifth marriage of James Cameron's three children: daughter Claire (2001) and the twins Elizabeth and Quinn (2006).

work on "Terminator"

Like many geniuses, which overshadow the idea of ​​a dream, a vision of the image of the Terminator James Cameron during his illness influenza.He recalls that flashed before his eyes the image, in which a girl tries to escape from an unknown substance that can change its shape.Actually, this vision was created and later the screenplay.However, no Hollywood producer dared to work with beginners to experts, and James sold his script Gale Hurd just one dollar, but with the condition of complete non-interference in the work.

picture budget has made six million dollars for the rental of the week has been received fifteen times greater.

Immediately after the success of the first film had the idea for a second.However, the technology of the time did not allow Cameron to begin work immediately.Filming began in 1990.

"Terminator 2" was the first film in which were used techniques of computer animation.

budget amounted to one hundred million dollars, the fees exceed five hundred million.

work on "Titanic"

James Cameron once saw on TV a documentary film on the "Titanic."The story is so impressed the director, he decided in that whatever was to make a film about this tragedy.

Write the script was only seven years later.And in 1995, director James Cameron made a dozen dives to the sunken liner in the Russian bathyscaphe.Videos made by them at the time, became part of a feature film.

conceived to create special effects studios were invited seventeen, remained the leading company founded by Cameron.It was there that was created by computer animation of flooding liner included in the film.

The shooting took place on the Mexican coast, where was built almost life-size mock-up of "Titanic."Among the interesting special effects used in the film, has modeled the water in which the passengers falling liner and sailing ship before the keel dolphins.

Filming began in September 1996 and lasted until March of 1997.The total budget of the film was more than two hundred million dollars, which allowed it to become the most expensive in the history of cinema.Box office reached nearly two billion dollars.

work on "Avatar"

concept of the film was invented by James in 1994, but he refused to create a picture of the under-developed computer technology.Most of the work started in 2006.Within four months, Cameron worked on the script.Then, create a culture of Na'vi, invented people.Their language was developed (with the help of scientists from the University of Southern California), flora and fauna of Pandora was created with the participation of Professor of Botany of the University of California.Almost two years was portrayed in the imagination and the image on the paper and the appearance of the Na'vi.

Principal photography began in 2006, they were held in New Zealand and parts of Los Angeles.The film premiered in 2009.The fees amounted to nearly three billion dollars with a budget of a little more than three hundred million.

Total filmography

James Cameron, whose filmography is full of spectacular films, began his directing career in 1981.

As writer and director, he participated in movies:

  1. "Terminator" (1984).
  2. "Aliens" (1986).
  3. "Abyss" (1989).
  4. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991).
  5. "True Lies" (1994).
  6. "Strange Days" (1995).
  7. "Titanic" (1997).
  8. "Dark Angel" (2000).
  9. "Avatar" (2009).

In some scenes as a producer made James Cameron.Films (list):

  1. "Point Break" (1991).
  2. "Solaris" (2002).
  3. "Sanctum" (2010).
  4. "Cirque du Soleil" (2012).

James Cameron is the director and producer of five documentaries, including the most popular "Ghosts of the Abyss" (2003), "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" (2007).

Awards and Recognition

Director was awarded in 1998 with three statuettes 'Oscar', two awards "Golden Globe" (for "Titanic").Also received two "Golden Globe" in 2010 for "Avatar."His films are a record for most nominations for the award "Oscar".

James Cameron officially named the most successful filmmaker in cinema.

Interesting facts

  • James Cameron is a vegan.
  • He is an atheist, but I would like to meet Jesus Christ.
  • is a lefty.
  • James Cameron, whose filmography reflects all the talent of the director, is a great artist.His drawings can be seen in the frame of "Titanic" (the album Jack Dawson).
  • August 16 in his 56 th birthday, sank to the bottom of Lake Baikal in the Russian submersible.James Cameron photographed the process of a special camera.
  • first in the world made a single dive in the Mariana Trench, which lasted three hours.During this time he managed to take rock samples.68 new living organisms discovered James Cameron, photographed all the 3D-camera.
  • Cameron five siblings, he is the eldest child in the family.