James Cameron


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James Cameron
James Francis Cameron
Birthday
BirthplaceKapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Occupation
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.

Bibliography

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

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