James Cameron

American Actor James Cameron

Career Timeline

Social Networks

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He moved to the USA in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screen-writing ambition. 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) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Cameron is now one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. He was formerly married to producer Gale Anne Hurd, who produced several of his films. He married Kathryn Bigelow in 1989.

Birth Date
Age 65
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • Director
  • Writer
Film Industry

Top Movies

Top Earning Movies


Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2020 Avatar: The Way of Water United States Director, Writer 10.00
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Canada, United States Writer 7.00
2009 Avatar United States, United Kingdom Director, Writer 0.00
1997 Titanic United States Director, Writer 0.00
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day France, United States Director, Writer 0.00
1989 The Abyss United States Director, Writer 0.00
1986 Aliens United Kingdom, United States Director, Writer 0.00
1984 The Terminator United Kingdom, United States Director, Writer 0.00

Popular American Directors