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James Cameron: Filmmaker, Artist, Environmentalist, and Award-Winning Director

Learn about James Cameron, the Canadian filmmaker, artist, and environmentalist known for directing epic and science fiction Hollywood films like Titanic and Avatar.

James Cameron: The Filmmaker, The Artist, The Environmentalist

James Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, artist, and environmentalist. He’s the guy who brought us epic and science fiction Hollywood films that we all know and love. You might remember his breakthrough in Hollywood in 1984 when he directed the film, Terminator. Or maybe you’re more of an Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or The Abyss fan. But let’s be real, his most successful films in history would have to be 1997’s Titanic and 2009’s Avatar.

But wait, there’s more! James Cameron is not just a commercial box office success. He’s also a highly awarded director. For his work with Titanic alone, he earned the Academy Award trophies for Best Picture, Best Film Editing, and Best Director. Talk about a triple threat!

James Cameron is also a co-founder of numerous film production companies including Digital Domain, Earthship Productions, and Lightstorm Entertainment. He’s even a National Geographic explorer and has produced many documentaries about the sea and its underwater life. So, not only is he a master of the big screen, but he’s also a master of the deep blue sea.

Overall, Cameron’s films have grossed earnings of up to $2 billion in North America and $6 billion worldwide. He’s even earned the unique accolade of being the director of the two (out of five) films that have grossed over $2 billion worldwide. And if that’s not impressive enough, he was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010.

So, let’s all raise a glass to James Cameron, the man who can do it all.


How old is James Cameron?

James Cameron is 69 years old. He was born on August 16, 1954, making him a Leo.

Who is James Cameron married to?

James Cameron is currently married to Suzy Amis. They tied the knot in 2000. He had numerous marriages before that with Sharon Williams in 1978, Gale Anne Hurd in 1985, Kathryn Bigelow in 1989, and Linda Hamilton in 1997.

What nationality is James Cameron?

James Cameron is of Canadian nationality.

How much does James Cameron weigh?

James Cameron weighs 78 kg or 172 lbs.

What is James Cameron’s net worth?

As of 2019, James Cameron has an estimated net worth of $700 Million.


What is James Cameron most famous for?

James Cameron is most famous for directing some of the most well-known and commercially successful films in Hollywood. Two of the films (Titanic and Avatar) he produced have reached over $2 billion in gross earnings.

Furthermore, apart from being a major success as a director, James Cameron is well-known for scandals that involve being a little bit of a fanatic during film shootings. Apparently, he is so focused, meticulous and exacting that he used to nail-gun his crew’s phones to the wall just because they rang on set. People who have worked for him say that him being obsessive is an understatement, while the film crew on the set of The Abyss often made jokes about how strict he is and wore T-shirts that say: “You can’t scare me, I work for Jim Cameron”. But, as one of the top 100 influential people in the world according to Time magazine, we can forgive a bit of genius obsessiveness for the groundbreaking results James Cameron consistently delivers.

Is James Cameron married or single?

James Cameron is currently married. He had a whopping number of four previous marriages before settling down with his current wife, Suzy Amis, in 2000 – his longest marriage so far. It is often rumored that it is marital stability that has influenced James Cameron to learn how to relax on set and in interviews over the years. They allegedly met on the set of Titanic, in which Suzy Amis played Rose DeWitt Bukater’s granddaughter.

Does James Cameron have his own children?

Yes. James Cameron has four children. His children are Josephine, Quinn, Elizabeth, and Claire.

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