James Cameron
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Canada
2019

Lightstorm Entertainment

James
Cameron

Film Director

Cameron was gracious when “Avengers: Endgame” usurped his 2009 film “Avatar” as all-time box-office champion in July, but it probably helped that he had a few cinematic arrows in his quiver, namely four “Avatar” sequels. Shooting concurrently with a budget of $1 billion, they will be released in two-year spans starting December 2021. Cameron’s recent activity includes producing and writing the cyberpunk fantasy “Alita: Battle Angel,” featuring groundbreaking motion-capture work, and producing this year’s “Terminator: Dark Fate.” His penchant for pushing technological boundaries onscreen is mirrored by his investments. In 2017, he and environmentalist wife Suzy Amis Cameron partnered with PIC Investments to found plant-based Verdient Foods, dedicated to extracting the proteins, starches and fibers from pulse crops (beans, lentils, peas) to make meat substitutes.

Career

  • AVATAR
  • ALIENS
  • TITANIC

Education

  • California State University–Fullerton (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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