James Francis Cameron is one of the most successful Canadian filmmakers who is popular in Hollywood for his science-fiction films. He was born on 16 August 1954. ‘
Avatar’ and ‘
Titanic’ are two highly successful movies of James Cameron. He rose to popularity with his film ‘The Terminator’ that released in 1984. Though the film was not a huge success, but the film was a launch pad for Cameron’s career. The movie topped the American box office for consecutive two weeks and received critical acclaim. The success of ‘The Terminator’ helped Cameron to win screenplay writing for movies like ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ (1985) along with actor
Sylvester Stallone (Sylvester acted in the movie too).
Later on, he directed and wrote screenplay and story for 'Aliens'. This film was the seventh highest-grossing film of 1986 in North America and won critical acclaim too. In 1989, Cameron took up another science-fiction movie titled 'The Abyss' and it was the only film of Cameron, which faced box office disappointment. In 1991, James Francis Cameron directed, produced and even wrote the screenplay for 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (also known as Terminator-2) which is considered as the most favorite Motion Picture and still popular in Hollywood and have won widespread critical acclaim. Even today, no one can match Cameron talent for this big screen action movie. After repeating success after success, Cameron made a multi-million dollar production deal with 20th Century Fox. He directed an action comedy movie 'True Lies' the third best-grossing movie of 1994. In 1995, he made a role reversal to his own production team. Cameron allowed a woman director to direct a movie 'Strange Days', which won the best director award for director Kathryn Bigelow. The film had story and screenplay and was co-produced by Cameron. In 1997, James Cameron made American epic romantic disaster film ’Titanic’. He wrote the story, screenplay, co-produced the film with
Jon Landau and directed this epic, ‘Titanic’ was the most expensive movie made till date and the film still holds the record in box office beating
James Bond movie ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and created a new history. The movie gave super stardom to
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Until 1994, Cameron always repeated one star and actor
Arnold Schwarzenegger in each of his movies, but ‘Titanic’ gave Leonardo DiCaprio a major break. In 2009, James Cameron made another American epic science-fiction movie ‘Avatar’ that released in 2009, but Cameron felt the movie should be released 3D theaters and IMAX 3 (2010). The film had larger viewership in 3-D theaters and perhaps one of the best successful movies in Hollywood till date. The film had all the latest cinematic technology and grasped the viewers in such a way that ‘Avatar’ remains a total mystery for its success in Hollywood.
Now Cameron is planning to make three sequels to 'Avatar', which was planned to release in December 2016, 2017 and 2018. However, the project was delayed, and it is hoped that the first sequel will release in December 2017. Another project of Cameron is likely to handle is bombing on Hiroshima. This successful filmmaker was born on August 16, 1954.