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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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James Cameron Challenging the Deep will premiere at the Australian National Maritime Museum supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW and will run from 29 May 2018 until 30 January 2019.
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MAVERICK film director James Cameron has completed a successful solo submarine dive seven miles down to the bottom of the deepest floor of the world's oceans.
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Winslet, who was wearing a glistening Jenny Packham gown, walked the red carpet with co-star Billy Zane and director James Cameron at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Its been one heck of a ride for director James Cameron who became the first man to successfully complete a solo-journey to the deepest point in the ocean, the 11 kilometer deep Mariana Trench in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Summary: James Cameron, the acclaimed Hollywood film director and producer, recently visited Masdar City, and praised its ambition and commitment to advancing and commercializing innovations in renewable energy and clean technology.
Summary: Juggling sea exploration, filmmaking and saving the world, is James Cameron the next renaissance man?
Mumbai, Maharashtra, December 14, 2010 /India PRwire/ - Excel Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment alongwith Director James Cameron have unlocked the secrets of Pandora and have decided to take fans on a guided tour of Cameron's vision with the highly anticipated release of AVATAR Extended Collector's Edition on Blu-ray and DVD.
Film director James Cameron has given oil industry officials a chance to tell their side of the story, asking questions on their environmental record and plans for reducing carbon emissions during the first full day of his tour of the Alberta oil sands.