BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES CAMERON - An exceptional exhibition of James Cameron is scheduled for the year 2024 at the Cinémathèque française. All practical information.
[Updated May 24, 2023 4:05 PM] Fans of Titanic, Avatar or Terminator get ready: an exhibition on the art of James Cameron is being prepared at the Cinémathèque Française. The Canadian director will soon be honored at the museum dedicated to the seventh art located in Paris (Bercy). During this exhibition, the filmmaker behind some of the world's biggest box office hits will unveil pieces from his private collection, whether drawings or writings, films that have seen the light of day or failed projects.
It will be more than 300 original works, in an exhibition in six parts, which will be to be discovered on this occasion. The exhibition dedicated to James Cameron will be on view at the Cinémathèque Française from April 3, 2024 to January 5, 2025. Remember that access to temporary exhibitions, coupled with a visit to the Méliès Museum, is priced at 14 euros per person in full price, with possible reductions for certain profiles.
Short Biography of James Cameron- James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Canada. After obtaining his degree in physics, he took on small jobs as a mechanic or truck driver. He made his first short film in 1978. In 1980, producer Roger Corman hired him for his company New World Pictures. James Cameron is then mainly in charge of special effects. In 1981, he was entrusted with the production of "Piranha 2: The Flying Killers", but he was finally ousted from the project. In 1984, "Terminator" hits the screens. The film grossed nearly $80 million at the box office. James Cameron then shot "Aliens, le retour" (1986) and "Abyss", which hit the screens in 1989. He produced "Point Break" (1991) and "Strange Days" (1995). He finds Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". The duo collaborated again in "True Lies" (1994), which was the remake of Claude Zidi's comedy, "La Totale!". In 1997, "Titanic" was released on the screens: the film, which is the greatest success in the history of cinema, generated more than 1.8 billion dollars in revenue and was awarded 11 Oscars (including that of best director ). James Cameron then turns to television and makes a series of documentaries.
In 2009, he broke his own record with "Avatar", which became the most expensive new film in history and generated $2.74 billion in revenue. The film received two Golden Globes: Best Director and Best Drama. It released the sequel, Avatar 2: The Way of the Water, in December 2022. The film was a huge success and reached the third place of the biggest box office worldwide, with 2.3 billion dollars generated. In 2023, three of James Cameron's films are part of the top 5 of the biggest box office successes worldwide: Avatar (first position with 2.9 billion dollars in revenue), Avatar: the way of the water (third position with 2.3 billion dollars in revenue) and Titanic (fourth position with 2.26 billion dollars).
Side private life, James Cameron was married five times. After being married between 1985 and 1989 to producer Gale Anne Hurd, he married director Kathryn Bigelow in 1989. After their divorce two years later, he married actress Linda Hamilton in 1997. The couple, who divorced in 1999, had a daughter. Since 2000, James Cameron has been married to actress Suzy Amis, with whom he has three children.