James Cameron Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife & Net Worth

James Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker who has won several Academy Awards. He is most known for films like Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), which forever changed the movie-going experience for moviegoers.

James Cameron Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife & Net Worth

Early Life of James Cameron 

Cameron was born in the province of Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. Among his five siblings, he is the oldest. Cameron’s family relocated to Brea, California, when he was 17 years old. Cameron enrolled in Fullerton College, a community college in northern Orange County, in 1973, but dropped out after only a year. He later worked as a janitor and a truck driver. He had always enjoyed writing, and after viewing Star Wars in 1977, he resigned from his job and set out to work in the film industry.

Career of James Cameron

Cameron’s career was launched when he directed The Terminator in 1984. He famously sold the rights to his plot concept to producer Gale Anne Hurd for $1, desperate to have the picture completed without sacrificing his vision. Hurd agreed to let Cameron direct the film himself in exchange. In 1978, James Cameron was inspired by American screenwriter Syd Field’s book ‘Screenplay,’ and penned the script for the film ‘Xenogenesis.’ The screenplay was a ten-minute sci-fi picture that was shot on 35mm reel. 

He was quickly employed by ‘Roger Corman Studios’ to create tiny miniatures for low-budget movies. He went on to become the art director for the 1980 film ‘Battle Beyond the Stars.’ James’ first significant film, ‘The Terminator,’ was released in 1984 under the banner of ‘Pacific Western Productions,’ which was founded by his old colleague Gale Anne Hurd. The film, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, had a $6.5 million budget but grossed more than $78 million. 

The script for ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ was written by Cameron. Sylvester Stallone edited the picture after it was released in 1985. The film, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was a box office triumph.

James created ‘Aliens,’ a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 blockbuster ‘Alien,’ in 1986. The film was a box office success, generating millions of dollars.

In 1997, the cult film ‘Titanic,’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was released. It failed to produce enough money in the first several weeks, despite a high expenditure of $200 million. 

However, it quickly won over viewers, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time with a total of $600.8 million. It amassed a total of $2 billion over the world. From 2000 to 2002, the renowned filmmaker shifted his focus to television series, creating the sci-fi drama ‘Dark Angel,’ starring Jessica Alba.

Personal Life of James Cameron

From 1978 to 1984, he was married to Sharon Williams. Cameron married film producer Gale Anne Hurd a year after his divorce from Williams. In 1989, their marriage came to an end. From 1989 until 1991, he was married to director Kathryn Bigelow.

Net Worth of James Cameron

James Cameron is a director who was born in Canada and has a net worth of $700 million dollars.

Physical Appearance of James Cameron

Height1.8m
Weight78 kg
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorGrey

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