- Date of Birth:
- August 16, 1954
- 6' 2"
James Cameron (born James Francis Cameron on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer and screenwriter. After dropping out of college and taking a bunch of odd jobs, James decided to join the film industry in 1977. He first found success with The Terminator in 1984, which he wrote himself, but had trouble selling since no one wanted to work with an inexperienced director. He finally connected with his future wife, Gale Anne Hurd, who had her own production company, and they produced the box office hit. He followed up with movies like Aliens, the Abyss and Terminator 2, but his biggest success came in 1997 with Titanic, which he wrote and directed. After that, he began working on Avatar, which didn’t end up hitting theaters until 2009 and became the highest-grossing movie of all time. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing for Titanic, and was nominated in the same categories for Avatar. He’s currently working on four sequels to Avatar, the first set to premiere in 2018.
Best Known For:
James is best known for directing films like Titanic and Avatar.
James has been married five times. He first wed Sharon Williams in 1978, but they split in 1984. The next year, he married Gale Anne Hurd, and they divorced in 1989, right after which he tied the knot with Kathryn Bigelow, who he was only with until 1991. He started dating Linda Hamilton that year, and they had a daughter, Josephine, in 1993. they didn’t get married until 1997, but divorced in 1999, which he later revealed was partly because he was having an affair with Suzy Amis. He married Suzy in 2000, and together, they have three kids: Claire, born April 2001, James, born Sept. 2003, and Elizabeth, born Dec. 2006.