James Cameron is the Canadian creative force behind some of the biggest blockbusters of the last three decades. Known for his strong female characters, his spell-binding sci-fi adventures, and (of course) Titanic, two of Cameron’s films have held the title of highest grossing film of all time (Titanic and Avatar). Cameron once said that his five favorite films are The Wizard of Oz, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver.
- Avatar 2 (screenplay) (announced) – 2015
- Avatar 3 (characters / screenplay) (announced)
- Terminator 5 (characters) (announced)
- Battle Angel (screenplay) (announced)
- Avatar (written by) – 2009
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (characters) – 2003
- Dark Angel (TV series) – 2000-2002
- Titanic (written by) – 1997
- T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (short) – 1996
- Strange Days (screenplay / story) – 1995
- True Lies (screenplay) – 1994
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (written by) – 1991
- The Abyss (written by) – 1989
- Aliens (screenplay / story) – 1986
- Rambo: First Blood Part II (screenplay) – 1985
- The Terminator (written by) – 1984
- Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (screenplay / as H.A. Milton) – 1981
- Xenogenesis (short) (writer) – 1978
People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right, and then I move on to the next thing.
Well, I see our potential destruction and the potential salvation as human beings coming from technology and how we use it, how we master it and how we prevent it from mastering us. Titanic was as much about that theme as the Terminator films, and in Aliens, it’s the reliance on technology that defeats the marines, but it’s technology being used properly that allows Sigourney’s character to prevail at the end. And Titanic is all about technology, metaphorically as well as on a literal level, because the world was being transformed by the technology at that time. And people were rescued from the Titanic because of wireless technology, and because of the advances that had been made only in the year or so before the ship sank that allowed them to call for help when they were lost at sea in the middle of the North Atlantic. So I think it’s an interesting theme, one that’s always been fascinating for me…
I don’t look at scripts. I just write them.