History Creator / JamesCameron

26th Sep '16 5:09:49 PM Scoutstr295
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* OneOfUs: Is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRHvhBDzgA self-described]] "fanboy" of ''Anime/{{Berserk}}''.
1st Aug '16 12:58:23 AM bowserbros
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During the predictably torturous filming of ''Piranha Part Two'', Cameron had a nightmare about a robot hitman sent from the future to kill him. Based on this, he wrote the script for ''Film/TheTerminator'', lifting story material from Creator/HarlanEllison's ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' stories "Demon with a Glass Hand" and "Soldier." When no production company wanted to let him direct, Cameron founded Helmdale Productions and persuaded Orion Pictures to distribute the film. A relatively low-budget film at $6.5 million, ''The Terminator'' became a success, grossing a total of $78 million worldwide while gathering positive reviews and providing a BreakthroughHit for the creator and a [[StarMakingRole breakout role]] for Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as the titular murderous cyborg. Meanwhile, Ellison noticed the plagiarism and successfully sued for some money and an acknowledgment in the film's credits. Meanwhile Cameron was involved in writing a draft for ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', which was heavily modified for the film.

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During the predictably torturous filming of ''Piranha Part Two'', Cameron had a nightmare about a robot hitman sent from the future to kill him.chrome-plated torso crawling out of a fire. Based on this, he wrote the script for ''Film/TheTerminator'', lifting story material from Creator/HarlanEllison's ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' stories "Demon with a Glass Hand" and "Soldier." When no production company wanted to let him direct, Cameron founded Helmdale Productions and persuaded Orion Pictures to distribute the film. A relatively low-budget film at $6.5 million, ''The Terminator'' became a success, grossing a total of $78 million worldwide while gathering positive reviews and providing a BreakthroughHit for the creator and a [[StarMakingRole breakout role]] for Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as the titular murderous cyborg. Meanwhile, Ellison noticed the plagiarism and successfully sued for some money and an acknowledgment in the film's credits. Meanwhile Cameron was involved in writing a draft for ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', which was heavily modified for the film.
31st Jul '16 1:09:26 AM DeadlyAssassin
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** Probably the only director considered to have a ''lifetime'' license, since two of his movies, ''Avatar'' and ''Titanic'', are the #1 and #2 Top-Grossing Movies Of All Time (both the only movies to surpass 2 billion dollars worldwide).

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** Probably the only director considered to have a ''lifetime'' license, since two of his movies, ''Avatar'' and ''Titanic'', are the #1 and #2 Top-Grossing Movies Of All Time (both the only movies to surpass 2 billion dollars worldwide).Time.
20th Apr '16 12:24:45 PM KingClark
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* ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 2]]'' (2017)
* ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 3]]'' (2018)
* ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 4]]'' (2019)
* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'' ([[DevelopmentHell TBD]])

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* ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 2]]'' (2017)
(2018)
* ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 3]]'' (2018)
(2020)
* ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 4]]'' (2019)
(2022)
* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'' ([[DevelopmentHell TBD]])''[[Film/{{Avatar}} Avatar 5]]'' (2023)
25th Mar '16 8:55:46 PM Silverblade2
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* BadBoss \ PrimaDonnaDirector: One of the most infamous cinematic examples. ''The Abyss'' and ''Titanic'' had plenty of crewmen getting sick, Ed Harris punched Cameron in the face after he nearly drowned while Cameron continued shooting, Kate Winslet said she only works again with him for 'a lot of money'... and [[SourSupporter the crew]] often expressed their "admiration" with {{Fun T Shirt}}s, such as "You can't scare me, I work for James Cameron" (as early as ''The Terminator''), "[[{{Pun}} Life's]] [[Film/TheAbyss Abyss]], and then you die", "This film would have been easier to shoot on the Moon" and "Alien\Terminator 3? Not with me!".



* EarnYourHappyEnding[=/=]BittersweetEnding: He puts his characters through turmoil, but they tend to see the end of it and come out on top - though sometimes, this is at a cost.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding[=/=]BittersweetEnding: EarnYourHappyEnding: He puts his characters through turmoil, but they tend to see the end of it and come out on top - though sometimes, this is at a cost.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, he's known as very nice and kind off-set and never asks any cast or crew to do anything he would not do himself. He's also a notable advocate for scientific advancement.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, he's known as very nice and kind off-set and never asks any cast or crew to do anything he would not do himself. He's also a notable advocate for scientific advancement.



* PunchClockVillain: He is only a JerkAss when filming.

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* PunchClockVillain: He is PrimaDonnaDirector: One of the most infamous cinematic examples. ''The Abyss'' and ''Titanic'' had plenty of crewmen getting sick, Ed Harris punched Cameron in the face after he nearly drowned while Cameron continued shooting, Kate Winslet said she only a JerkAss when filming.works again with him for 'a lot of money'... and [[SourSupporter the crew]] often expressed their "admiration" with {{Fun T Shirt}}s, such as "You can't scare me, I work for James Cameron" (as early as ''The Terminator''), "[[{{Pun}} Life's]] [[Film/TheAbyss Abyss]], and then you die", "This film would have been easier to shoot on the Moon" and "Alien\Terminator 3? Not with me!".
9th Feb '16 9:37:32 PM Unknownlight
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As of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', he became the first director in history to have two of his films each make a billion dollars; since then, he has been joined in this exclusive club by Creator/ChristopherNolan (''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''), Creator/PeterJackson (''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: the Return of the King'' and ''Film/TheHobbit: An Unexpected Journey''), Creator/MichaelBay (''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' and ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''), and Creator/JossWhedon (''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''). Including ''Titanic''[='s=] UpdatedRerelease, he is also responsible for the two films (yes, ''the'' two films) to each make $2 billion.

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As of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', he became the first director in history to have two of his films each make a billion dollars; since then, he has been joined in this exclusive club by Creator/ChristopherNolan (''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''), Creator/PeterJackson (''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: the Return of the King'' and ''Film/TheHobbit: An Unexpected Journey''), Creator/MichaelBay (''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' and ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''), and Creator/JossWhedon (''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''). Including ''Titanic''[='s=] UpdatedRerelease, he is also responsible for the first two films (yes, ''the'' two films) to each make $2 billion.
22nd Nov '15 2:23:53 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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22nd Nov '15 2:23:37 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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In spite of the troubled production and ExecutiveMeddling which resulted in the removal of some footage for the theatrical edition [[labelnote:*]]expository scenes of Hadley's Hope and Ripley's backstory were thrown out, the {{Action Film Quiet Drama Scene}}s with Ripley and Newt were shortened; Sigourney Weaver wasn't happy about this, but luckily all those scenes were restored for the DirectorsCut[[/labelnote]], ''Aliens'' went on to become another huge success, receiving universal critical acclaim (being constantly referred to as an EvenBetterSequel), a cover and article dedicated to it in Time Magazine and a total profit of $131 million worldwide. ''Aliens'' also holds the distinction of being the first science fiction movie to gather seven UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, including Best Actress for Sigourney Weaver, and even picking up Oscars for Best Visual Effects and Sound Effects Editing, in a period when science fiction movies were largely ignored and not taken seriously by the Academy.

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In spite of the troubled production and ExecutiveMeddling which resulted in the removal of some footage for the theatrical edition [[labelnote:*]]expository scenes of Hadley's Hope and Ripley's backstory were thrown out, the {{Action Film Quiet Drama Scene}}s with Ripley and Newt were shortened; Sigourney Weaver wasn't happy about this, but luckily all those scenes were restored for the DirectorsCut[[/labelnote]], ''Aliens'' went on to become another huge success, receiving universal critical acclaim (being constantly referred to as an EvenBetterSequel), a cover and article dedicated to it in Time Magazine and a total profit of $131 million worldwide. ''Aliens'' also holds the distinction of being the first science fiction movie to gather seven UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, including Best Actress for Sigourney Weaver, and even picking up Oscars for Best Visual Effects and Sound Effects Editing, [[SciFiGhetto in a period when science fiction movies were largely ignored and not taken seriously by the Academy.
Academy]].
13th Oct '15 12:36:04 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* BadBoss \ PrimaDonnaDirector: One of the most infamous cinematic examples. ''The Abyss'' and ''Titanic'' had plenty of crewmen getting sick, Ed Harris punched Cameron in the face, Kate Winslet said she only works again with him for 'a lot of money'... and [[SourSupporter the crew]] often expressed their "admiration" with {{Fun T Shirt}}s, such as "You can't scare me, I work for James Cameron" (as early as ''The Terminator''), "[[{{Pun}} Life's]] [[Film/TheAbyss Abyss]], and then you die", "This film would have been easier to shoot on the Moon" and "Alien\Terminator 3? Not with me!".

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* BadBoss \ PrimaDonnaDirector: One of the most infamous cinematic examples. ''The Abyss'' and ''Titanic'' had plenty of crewmen getting sick, Ed Harris punched Cameron in the face, face after he nearly drowned while Cameron continued shooting, Kate Winslet said she only works again with him for 'a lot of money'... and [[SourSupporter the crew]] often expressed their "admiration" with {{Fun T Shirt}}s, such as "You can't scare me, I work for James Cameron" (as early as ''The Terminator''), "[[{{Pun}} Life's]] [[Film/TheAbyss Abyss]], and then you die", "This film would have been easier to shoot on the Moon" and "Alien\Terminator 3? Not with me!".
1st Oct '15 1:21:36 AM DC
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As of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', he became the first director in history to have two of his films each make a billion dollars; since then, he has been joined in this exclusive club by Creator/ChristopherNolan (''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''), Creator/PeterJackson (''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: the Return of the King'' and ''Film/TheHobbit: An Unexpected Journey''), and Creator/JossWhedon (''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''). Including ''Titanic''[='s=] UpdatedRerelease, he is also responsible for the two films (yes, ''the'' two films) to each make $2 billion.

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As of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', he became the first director in history to have two of his films each make a billion dollars; since then, he has been joined in this exclusive club by Creator/ChristopherNolan (''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''), Creator/PeterJackson (''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: the Return of the King'' and ''Film/TheHobbit: An Unexpected Journey''), Creator/MichaelBay (''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' and ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''), and Creator/JossWhedon (''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''). Including ''Titanic''[='s=] UpdatedRerelease, he is also responsible for the two films (yes, ''the'' two films) to each make $2 billion.
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