James Cameron

James Cameron

Highest Rated: 100% The Terminator (1984)

Lowest Rated: 6% Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1954

Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

An audacious visionary who developed new film technologies midstream in order to turn his creative visions into reality, director James Cameron was credited with single-handedly resurrecting a once-dead science fiction genre, thanks to the timeless success of "The Terminator" (1984) and "Aliens" (1986). Tales of his volcanic temper on the set of the groundbreaking deep sea adventure "The Abyss" (1989), combined with its astronomical budget and relatively disappointing box-office performance, earned Cameron a reputation as one of Hollywood's most ambitious, but problematic directors. Reteaming with Arnold Schwarzenegger, he proved himself worth the risk with the back-to-back blockbusters, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991) and "True Lies" (1994). Combining his passion for oceanic exploration and technology with his love of movies, he advanced underwater filmmaking to a remarkable degree. Despite his penchant for aliens of the deep and outer space, it was "Titanic" (1997) - a period romance based on the infamous ocean liner tragedy - that cemented Cameron as a director for the ages. "Titanic" was a seminal event in cinema in terms of size, scope and commercial success, quickly becoming the highest-grossing film of all time until it was bumped to No. 2 by Cameron's next film, the 3D sci-fi epic, "Avatar" (2009). In addition to his remarkable achievements outside of film, Cameron was inarguably one of the most proficient, admired and, above all, successful directors in Hollywood history.

Highest rated movies

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan




No Score Yet 87% Avatar 3 Director,
- 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar: The Way of Water Director,
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Self,
Executive Producer
- 2020
70% 82% Terminator: Dark Fate Producer $62.2M 2019
61% 92% Alita: Battle Angel Screenwriter,
$85.8M 2019
No Score Yet 33% Titanic: 20 Years Later With James Cameron Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 80% Eating You Alive Self - 2016
91% 83% Score: A Film Music Documentary Self $97.3K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Glory Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 84% Mission Blue Unknown (Character) - 2014
67% 51% James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge Self,
Executive Producer
$149.9K 2014
45% 93% Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Executive Producer $12.5M 2012
92% 72% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
30% 37% Sanctum Executive Producer $23.1M 2011
82% 82% Avatar Director,
Film Editing
$781.0M 2009
No Score Yet 58% The Exodus Decoded Unknown (Character) - 2006
84% 49% Aliens of the Deep Self,
$9.0M 2005
78% 65% Volcanoes of the Deep Sea Executive Producer - 2003
80% 67% Ghosts of the Abyss Self,
$17.0M 2003
No Score Yet 85% James Cameron's Expedition - Bismarck Unknown (Character) - 2002
53% 34% The Muse Self $11.6M 1999
87% 69% Titanic Director,
Film Editing
$656.5K 1997
No Score Yet 100% Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time Director,
- 1996
66% 73% Strange Days Writer,
Film Editing
$7.3M 1995
70% 76% True Lies Director,
$146.3M 1994
70% 79% Point Break Executive Producer $40.5M 1991
93% 95% Terminator 2: Judgment Day Director,
$552.8K 1991
88% 83% The Abyss Director,
$54.3M 1989
98% 94% Aliens Director,
$77.6M 1986
33% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II Writer $150.2M 1985
100% 89% The Terminator Director,
- 1984
6% 11% Piranha II: The Spawning Director,
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stir Unknown (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet No Score Yet Super/Natural Executive Producer 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Explorers Club Guest 2021
92% 83% Secrets of the Whales Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016 2019 2021
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet 64% Hablemos del Cosmos Guest 2017
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Years of Living Dangerously Executive Producer 2014 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet MythBusters Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009
65% 82% Entourage Himself (Guest Star) 2005-2006
65% 84% Dark Angel Executive Producer 2000-2002
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Himself (Guest Star) 1998