James Cameron has major clout in Hollywood. He has always cared about making sure the facts are right and in his fascinating presentations he shares this attention to detail, as well as other facets of his groundbreaking work. His reputation as a driven perfectionist has become part of Hollywood legend. With his experience, a James Cameron speaker appearance engages and touches on many topics.
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Having blazed new trails in visual effects and set numerous performance records, James Cameron is truly unique. While his outsize films push the bounds of technology, they’re always anchored in human stories with heart and soul and James easily conveys these feelings in his insightful talks.
James Cameron is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and inventor. His writing and directing work includes The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic and Avatar. In total, Cameron’s directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$1.75 billion in North America and US$4.91 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing directors of all time. Titanic and Avatar are currently the top two highest-grossing films of all time.
Described by a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist, James Cameron has also contributed to underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. After seeing the original Star Wars film in 1977, he quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry. So important is technology in Cameron’s films that he waited years for the technical tools of the craft to advance sufficiently to realize his vision for Avatar, for which he had special 3-D cameras developed. For a time he even sat on NASA’s Advisory Council.
- The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Cameron in 2012
- With Avatar, Cameron has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing and received the Golden Globe for Best Director
- After the release of Avatar, in 2010, Cameron was also honored with a Visual Effects Society (VES) Lifetime Achievement Award
- In 2010, James Cameron was named Number 1 in The 2010 Guardian Film Power 100 list
- In a list compiled by the British magazine New Statesman in 2010, he was listed 30th in the list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010″
- In 2009, he received the 2,396th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- In recognition of “a distinguished career as a Canadian filmmaker”, Carleton University, Ottawa, awarded Cameron the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts in 1998
- He also received an honorary doctorate in 1998 from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, for his accomplishments in the international film industry
- For Titanic he won several including Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing
- He received the inaugural Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1992 for “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
- “T2″ received six Academy Award nominations, bringing home four in Best Makeup, Sound, Visual Effects and Sound Effects Editing. It also received the Ray Bradbury Award for Dramatic Screenwriting, five Saturn Awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, six MTV Movie Awards, and the People’s Choice Award
- “Aliens” received seven Academy Award nominations, winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects. For “Aliens” Cameron received NATO’s Award as director of the year
- “Abyss” received four Academy Award nominations, winning an Oscar for the Best Visual Effects
Presentation Languages: English