James Cameron - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 50
A Chronology of James Cameron Movie Posters 1981-2009.
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Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) aka Piranha II Flying Killers. Starring Tricia O'Neill, Steve Marachuk and Lance Henriksen. 84mins (94mins)
James Cameron's first film, a sequel to Joe Dante's 1978 movie Piranha.
Cameron was originally hired to work on the special effects but when the director left the production Cameron took over directing the film.
IMDB rating 3.4
The Terminator (1984) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. 107mins.
The film that launched James Cameron's career.
Originally Schwarzenegger was meant to be the hero sent back in time to save Sarah Connor from a murderous cyborg. It was than decided Arnold would make a highly effective killing machine and the roles were reversed.
IMDB rating 8.1
Aliens (1986) Starrring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen.137mins (154mins)
A sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Alien (1979).
Aliens cost $18,5m and has grossed $131m worldwide.
It was nominated for 7 Academy Awards winning two, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects.
IMDB rating 8.5
The Abyss (1989) Starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn. 139mins (171mins)
The film was novelized by science fiction author Orson Scott Card.
The Abyss cost $70m and has grossed $90m at the worldwide box office.
It won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
IMDB rating 7.6
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick.137mins (152mins)
A sequel to Cameron's hit 1984 movie.
One of the most expensive films ever made, costing about $100m, it was a huge success grossing $519m, the biggest hit of 1991.
Nominated for 6 Oscars, it won 4 including Best Visual Effects.
IMDB rating 8.6
True Lies (1994) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton. 141mins.
A loose remake of the French comedy La Totale! (1991).
True Lies was very expensive costing $100m to produce and the reviews were mostly positive.
It was one of the biggest hits of the year grossing $378m worldwide.
IMDB rating 7.2
Titanic (1997) Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Gloria Stuart and Bill Paxton. 194mins.
Costing $200m to produce, Titanic was the most expensive film ever made at the time, and many critics thought it would be a huge flop.
It was the first film to gross more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, grossing nearly $1.7 billion on its first release. It was successfully converted to 3D and re-released in 2012 bringing it's total box office to $2.1 billion.
Titanic won 11 Oscars, equalling the record set by Ben-Hur (1959).
IMDB rating 7.6
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) Starring James Cameron and Bill Paxton as themselves. 59mins.
A documentary produced by Walt Disney Pictures in 3D.
James Cameron explores the wreck of the RMS Titanic in a submersible.
IMDB rating 6.8
Avatar (2009) Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. 162mins. 171mins. 178mins.
Avatar was James Cameron's first feature film since Titanic (1997).
The official budget for the film was $237m though some claim it may be closer to $300m.
Utilising groundbreaking 3D technology and state of the art visual effects the film was a massive success grossing $2.8 billion worldwide, the biggest box office hit of all time.
Avatar was nominated for 9 Oscars including Best Picture, it won 3 - Art Direction, Cinematography and Visual Effects.
IMDB rating 8.0
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