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Fanboys and fangirls everywhere know director James Cameron for his big hits, namely the blockbuster 'Titanic' or the widely-popular 'Terminator' and 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'. He also directed the 'Alien' sequel 'Aliens', though Ridley Scott gets most of the credit for that franchise.

Cameron is returning to the directing world of cinema after a decade's absence, and hopes to reinvent the movie-going experience with his 3D opus, 'Avatar'. Fanboys and fangirls everywhere know director James Cameron for his big hits, namely the blockbuster 'Titanic' or the widely-popular 'Terminator' and 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'. He also directed the 'Alien' sequel 'Aliens', though Ridley Scott gets most of the credit for that franchise.

Cameron is returning to the directing world of cinema after a decade's absence, and hopes to reinvent the movie-going experience with his 3D opus, 'Avatar'.

Birth Date: August 16, 1954
Hometown:
Kapuskasing, Ontario
Claim to Fame:
This one's contentious, but we believe Cameron really shot to fame when he won the Best Director Oscar for 'Titanic' and shouted the now-famous words, "I'm king of the world!" Having one of the world's highest-grossing films - ever - certainly helps with your notoriety.
Trivia: - He majored in physics at California State University
- His nickname is Iron Jim
- He is currently on his fifth marriage. His ex-wives include actress Linda Hamilton and director Kathryn Bigelow
- According to Kate Winslet, the nude drawing of her featured in 'Titanic' was actually drawn by Cameron
Why You Should Care: This Canadian-born director may break some more records with his latest blockbuster 'Avatar'. He aims to restart the 3D film industry, and judging by some preliminary reviews that have come out already, he seems to have succeeded. Read our review of 'Avatar'
Canuck-o-Meter (1: American, 10: Maple Leaf): 5