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  1. 1. James Cameron Jake Boyer, Keith Harper and Nick Palmisano
  2. 2. Early Life <ul><li>Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canda </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in Chippawa, Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>In 1971, he moved to Brea, Californa </li></ul><ul><li>After seeing the original Star Wars movie he quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Career <ul><li>He started as a miniature model maker at Roger Corman Studios </li></ul><ul><li>He soon was an art director in a sci-fi movie Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) </li></ul><ul><li>His first Directorial Job was on the movie Piranha in 1981 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Terminator 1 & 2 <ul><li>1991 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>both where box office hits making over 100 million dollars worldwide </li></ul>
  5. 5. Alien (1986) <ul><li>Film starred Sigourney Weaver </li></ul><ul><li>Earned 86 million in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Was nominated for 7 academy </li></ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>It won awards for sound effects editing and visual effects </li></ul>
  6. 6. Titanic (1997) <ul><li>At the time it was the most </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive film ever made with </li></ul><ul><li>A budget of 200 million </li></ul><ul><li>It was nominated for 14 academy </li></ul><ul><li>Awards winning 11 including best director and best picture </li></ul><ul><li>Became the highest grossing film at that time with 1.8 billion world wide </li></ul>
  7. 7. Avatar (2009) <ul><li>Became his most famous film </li></ul><ul><li>Budget was 237 million and </li></ul><ul><li>Grossed over 2.7 billion world </li></ul><ul><li>Wide and became the highest </li></ul><ul><li>Grossing film of all time </li></ul><ul><li>The 3D imaging he used was </li></ul><ul><li>considered a break through in cinematic technology </li></ul><ul><li>Also was nominated for 9 academy awards </li></ul><ul><li>Won for best cinematography, best visual effects and best art direction </li></ul>
  8. 8. Recurring Themes <ul><li>Cameron uses recurring themes throughout his movies </li></ul><ul><li>His more famous ones deal with nuclear holocaust, humanity repeating mistakes, strong female characters, romance subplot and anti-military and corporation </li></ul>

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