James Cameron

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James Cameron
James Francis Cameron
BirthplaceKapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer, Painter

Cameron, James,

1954–, Canadian motion-picture director and screenwriter, b. Kapuskasing, Ont. Beginning as a screenwriter and then art director, he first directed in 1981. His science-fiction blockbuster Terminator (1984) was the first of many films to display the dazzling special effects and the thematic fascination with technology and its ramifications that are his hallmarks, and other sci-fi films—Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)—followed. His Titanic (1997) marked a break with his sci-fi work; one of the most expensive films ever, it earned record profits and best picture and best director Academy Awards. After focusing on a sci-fi television series and documentary films in the early 2000s, he returned to feature films with Avatar (2009), a 3-D sci-fi allegory popular with critics and the public. It set a new record for film costs and also one for profits. In 2012 Cameron descended nearly 7 mi (11 km) into the Marianas trenchMarianas trench,
 Marianas trough,
or Marianas deep
, elongated depression on the Pacific Ocean floor, 210 mi (338 km) SW of Guam. It is the deepest known depression on the earth's surface, having been measured by various means at 35,760–36,089 ft
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 in the Pacific in the Deepsea Challenger, a submersible of his own design, in preparation for a projected 3-D movie and National Geographic Society special.


See biography by R. Keegan (2009); studies by B. McMeans (2002) and A. Keller (2006).

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Suddenly in hospital on 23rd May 2010, aged 66 years, John, devoted husband of Audrey, loving dad of Garry and Stuart, fatherinlaw to Marie and Melissa and a much loved grandad of Jacob, Cameron, James, Jessica and Alex, loved brother of Raymond, Reg and Betty, also brotherinlaw and uncle.
Back, from left, Ben Cameron, James Stoyles, Lucas Myers, John Page and Dave Shepherd.
The 38 graduates include Jessica Benedick, Amanda Cameron, James Caraveo, Tosha Cassidy, Kimberly Castaneda, Frank Castanette, Kimberly Castaneda, Tiffani Cummins, Austin Dewey, Lacee Dieter, Kristina Ford, Katrina Hixon, Shawntina Holaday-Palumbo, Glenn Kirk,
Cameron, James, "'For the People,' A history of Saint Francis Xavier College.
David Cameron, James Wharton, left, and Mike Blackburn examine a picture of THAT tree
Second-half line-up (3-5-2): Chris Dunn; Nathan Cameron, James McPake, Richard Wood; Aaron Phillips, Conor Thomas, Gael Bigirimana, Callum Wilson, Josh Ruffels; Shaun Jeffers, Freddy Eastwood.
Only Steven Thompson, Neil McCann, Colin Cameron, James McFadden, Stevie Crawford, Paul Ritchie, Paul Gallacher, Craig Gordon and Scott Shearer trained yesterday morning.
Coventry City (4-4-2): Keiren Westwood; Richard Keogh, Nathan Cameron, James McPake (11 mins, Martin Cranie), Richard Wood; Aron Gunnarsson, Lee Carsley, Michael Doyle, Gary McSheffrey; Clive Platt, Freddy Eastwood.