James Cameron is one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood, and with good reason. He's been the creative force behind record-breaking blockbusters such as Avatar, Terminator, Aliens & Titanic.
The Canadian film-maker made his directorial debut with the film Piranha Part Two: The Spawning in 1981. Three years later, he wrote and directed a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger called The Terminator, and the rest is history. A smash success, The Terminator ignited Cameron's real creative spark, resulting in a string of his sci-fi action hits like Aliens, The Abyss and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
In 1997, James wrote, produced and directed the film for which he is best known today--Titanic. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the romantic epic tells the story of star-crossed lovers from different social classes who meet aboard the famous ship of the title name. James Cameron's Titanic went on to break all box office records and earned a jaw-dropping eleven Academy Awards. It also became the highest grossing movie of all time.