James Cameron

Biography: James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada on 14 August 1954. He moved to America in 1971. The son of an engineer he majored in physics at the California State University, but after graduating drove a truck to support his screenwriting. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars(1980) and debuted as a director with Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) the following year.

In 1984 he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. After this came a string of successful science-fiction action films such as Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Cameron is now one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood.

James was married to Sharon Williams February 14, 1978 to 1984. He was married to producer Gale Anne Hurd from 1985 to
1989. He was married to director Kathryn Bigelow from August 17, 1989 to 1991. He was married to actress Linda Hamilton from July 26, 1997 to 1999, they have one daughter; Josephine Archer Cameron born February 15, 1993. He married actress Suzy Amis on June 4, 2000, they have 1 son and 2 daughters; twins Quinn and Claire born April 4, 2001 and Elizabeth Rose born December 29, 2006. Expand

James Cameron's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 68
Highest Metascore: 87 Aliens
Lowest Metascore: 42 Sanctum
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Untitled Terminator 3 Jun 29, 2018 Writer tbd
tbd Untitled Terminator 2 May 19, 2017 Writer tbd
tbd Terminator Genisys Jul 1, 2015 Writer tbd
77 Mission Blue Aug 15, 2014 Himself 9.0
58 Deepsea Challenge 3D Aug 8, 2014 Producer / Himself / Himself 9.0
51 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Dec 21, 2012 Executive Producer / Producer 5.9
82 Side by Side Aug 17, 2012 Himself 8.2
42 Sanctum Feb 4, 2011 Producer 4.9
83 Avatar Dec 18, 2009 Director / Producer / Written By 7.5
71 Aliens of the Deep Jan 28, 2005 Director / Producer 6.5
66 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jul 2, 2003 Characters 6.7
67 Ghosts of the Abyss Apr 11, 2003 Director / Producer / Himself 7.5
65 Solaris Nov 27, 2002 Producer 5.6
74 Titanic Dec 19, 1997 Director / Producer / Written By 8.0
63 True Lies Jul 15, 1994 Director / Producer / Screenplay 8.0
68 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Jul 3, 1991 Director / Producer / Written By 9.1
62 The Abyss Aug 9, 1989 Director / Written By 7.9
87 Aliens Jul 18, 1986 Director / Screenplay / Story 9.0
84 The Terminator Oct 26, 1984 Director / Written By 8.5

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