Name: James Cameron
Date: August 16, 1954
Place of Birth: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Claim to Fame: Academy Award winning director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and inventor. His films Titanic and Avatar are the highest grossing films of all time ($5 billion).
James Cameron grew up in Chippawa Ontario, a municipality of Niagara Falls, and attended Stamford Collegiate Secondary School in Niagara Falls Canada.
His writing and directing work includes The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2 (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). He is also a co-developer of the digital 3-D Fusion Camera System, a precursor to his invention of the now popular Blu-ray Disc format. His most recent film Avatar is up for 9 Academy Award this Sunday March 7th 2010.Each Fridays we will be be profiling a notable Niagara Falls native. If you would like to suggest a person to be features in our Famous Friday post, please email us at email@example.com