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
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

Average career score: 71
Highest Metascore: 92 The Simpsons: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 48 Stargate SG-1: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
74 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 Jan 13, 2008 Based On Characters Created By 8.4
tbd Gilmore Girls: Season 2 Oct 9, 2001 Director / Executive Producer 8.2
tbd Dark Angel: Season 2 Sep 28, 2001 Director / Executive Producer 8.7
81 Gilmore Girls: Season 1 Oct 5, 2000 Writer / Executive Producer 8.5
tbd The West Wing: Season 2 Oct 4, 2000 Director / Executive Producer 8.7
tbd Dark Angel: Season 1 Oct 3, 2000 Writer / Executive Producer 7.9
tbd That '70s Show: Season 2 Sep 28, 1999 Director / Executive Producer 8.2
79 The West Wing: Season 1 Sep 22, 1999 Writer / Executive Producer 8.8
76 Ally McBeal: Season 2 Sep 14, 1998 Director / Executive Producer 8.7
64 That '70s Show: Season 1 Aug 23, 1998 Writer / Executive Producer 8.3
tbd Stargate SG-1: Season 2 Jun 26, 1998 Director / Executive Producer 7.6
tbd The Pretender: Season 2 Nov 1, 1997 Director / Executive Producer 10
73 Ally McBeal: Season 1 Sep 8, 1997 Writer / Executive Producer 9.0
48 Stargate SG-1: Season 1 Jul 27, 1997 Writer / Executive Producer 8.8
tbd The Pretender: Season 1 Sep 19, 1996 Writer / Executive Producer 9.3
tbd Friends: Season 2 Sep 21, 1995 Director / Executive Producer 9.0
tbd Star Trek: Voyager: Season 2 Aug 28, 1995 Director / Executive Producer 7.6
66 Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1 Jan 16, 1995 Writer / Executive Producer 8.0
59 Friends: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Writer / Executive Producer 9.1
tbd The X-Files: Season 2 Sep 16, 1994 Director / Executive Producer 8.4
tbd Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2 Sep 26, 1993 Director / Executive Producer 7.0
70 The X-Files: Season 1 Sep 10, 1993 Writer / Executive Producer 8.6
74 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 1 Jan 3, 1993 Writer / Executive Producer 8.1
92 The Simpsons: Season 2 Oct 11, 1990 Director / Executive Producer 8.8
80 The Simpsons: Season 1 Dec 17, 1989 Writer / Executive Producer 8.9
tbd The Wonder Years: Season 2 Nov 30, 1988 Director / Executive Producer 9.8
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 Nov 21, 1988 Director / Executive Producer 7.4
80 The Wonder Years: Season 1 Jan 31, 1988 Writer / Executive Producer 9.0
51 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1 Sep 28, 1987 Writer / Executive Producer 8.3
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 2 Sep 27, 1986 Director / Executive Producer 10

Related Articles

  1. James Cameron
    All Films Considered: James Cameron Image
    Published: December 18, 2009