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James Cameron

March 24, 2012

 James Cameron

James Cameron

James Francis Cameron, born August 16, 1954 is a canadian American film director , filem producer, screenwriter,visual artist, editor , environmentalist and inventor. Cameron has contributed to many projects as either awriter, director, producer, or as a combination of the three.

Cameron’s first film was the 1978 science fiction short film Xenogenesis, which he directed, wrote and produced in the time between making Titanic and his return to feature films with Avatar (2009), Cameron spent several years creating many documentary films, and also co-develoed the digital 3D Fusion Camera System. Described by a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist, Cameron has also contribuated to under water filming and remote vehicle technologies.

He has been nominated for Six Academy Awards overall, and received half of them, three Oscars for Titanic. In total, Cameron’s directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$2 billion in North America and US$6 billion worldwide. Without adjusting for inflation, Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar are the two highest-grossing films of all time at $1.84 billion and $2.78 billion respectively. In March 2011 he has named Hollywoods’s top earner by Vanity Fair with estimated 2010 earnings of $257 million.

 

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