James Cameron Biography

Published On Feb 26, 2018
Facts of James Cameron
Date of Birth: 1954 , August-16
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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James Cameron joined ‘Stamford Collegiate School in Ontario, and Troy High School, California, where he completed his lower secondary education. He joined Fullerton College to study Physics. At the beginning of his career, he worked as a truck driver. Later, he quit the job to try his luck in the film industry. 

As a start to his film career, James Cameron directed, produced and wrote a short movie named Xenogenesis. After that, he worked as an uncredited production assistant on Rock and Roll High School in 1979. His major directorial venture was an American science-fiction action movie, The Terminator. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton in the lead role. The total budget for this movie was $6.4 million and made a collection of $78.3 million. It is considered as one of his major success.

After his successful career as a director and producer, James directed and produced another American epic romance-disaster movie, Titanic. The stars of this movie are Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, and Frances Fisher. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $2.187 billion at the box office. The budget of the movie was $200 million. 

James also directed and produced American epic science fiction movie, Avatar, which is the highest grossing movie at the box office so far. The stars of this movie are Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The total budget for this movie was $246 and made a collection of $2.788 billion at the box office. 

James has also directed and produced numerous other movies like Rambo: First Blood Part II, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, and Ghosts of the Abyss. 

James is a Canadian by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He has been married five times till yet. He married his longtime girlfriend Suzy Amis after dating her for sometimes. In the past, he was in a relationship with his spouse Sharon Williams, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathryn Bigelow, and Linda Hamilton. He has altogether four children. From his current relationship, he has a son and two daughters. He lives a happily married life with his wife Suzy, and there are no signs of divorce in their relationship. 

James is one of the richest director and producer. According to sources, his net worth is estimated to be $700 million. His annual salary is 257,000,0000, with monthly income around 21,416,666. He has an expensive house in Malibu costing $5 million. 

James has a huge collection of luxurious cars and bikes that includes Ducati 848 EVO for $14,995, Corvette of $55,000-83,000, Chevrolet Volt of $33,995, and Tesla S model of $50,000. By the end of 2010, he had amassed a total of $248,000,000 as a royalty and bonuses on tickets sales, television deals, and DVD/Blu Ray Sales.      

 

 

 

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Born in Canada

1954

James was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada to Shirley Cameron and Philip Cameron. He was raised by his parents along with his two siblings Mike Cameron and John David Cameron. 

Directed The Terminator

1984

James directed an American science-fiction action movie, The Terminator. The stars of this movie are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton. The total budget for this movie was $6.4 million and made a collection of $78.3 million. 

Directed Titanic

1997

James directed and produced another American epic romance-disaster movie, Titanic. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $2.187 billion at the box office against the budget of $200 million. 

 

Married Suzy Amis

2000

James married his longtime girlfriend Suzy Amis after dating her for sometimes. The couple blessed with three children including a son and two daughters. He lives a happily married life with his wife Suzy. 

Net worth of $700 million

2018

James is one of the richest director and producer, who earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. According to some source, his net worth is estimated to be $700 million.