James Cameron, fully James Francis Cameron

Cameron, fully James Francis Cameron

Canadian Film Director, Film Producer, Deep-sea Explorer, Screenwriter and Editor who first found success with "The Terminator"

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You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything.

You're so stupid, Rose!

If you wait until the right time to have a child you'll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it's bad.

JACK: Rose! You're so stupid. Why did you do that, huh? You're so stupid, Rose. Why did you do that? Why? ROSE: You jump, I jump, right? JACK: Right. ROSE: Oh God! I couldn't go. I couldn't go, Jack. JACK: It's all right. We'll think of something. ROSE: At least I'm with you.

ROSE: I love you, Jack. JACK: No...don?t say your goodbyes, Rose. Don?t you give up. Don?t do it. ROSE: I?m so cold. JACK: You?re going to get out of this...you?re going to go on and you?re going to make babies and watch them grow and you?re going to die an old lady, warm in your bed. Not here... Not this night. Do you understand me? ROSE: I can?t feel my body. JACK: Rose, listen to me. Winning that ticket was the best thing that ever happened to me. It brought me to you. And I?m thankful, Rose. I?m thankful. You must do me this honor...promise me you will survive... that you will never give up... not matter what happens... no matter how hopeless... promise me now, and never let go of that promise. ROSE: I promise. JACK: Never let go. ROSE: I promise. I will never let go, Jack. I?ll never let go.

The series has kind of run its course, and frankly, the soup's already been pissed in by other filmmakers. [why he will never return to the Terminator franchise]

When the ship docks, I'm getting off with you. This is crazy. I know it doesn't make any sense, that's why I trust it.

I'm a huge movie fan. I love watching films. I love watching films with the family, with the kids; I love watching films myself. I was out there opening night [for] "Prometheus". I didn't go to the Thursday midnight screening, but I was there Friday. I like to still get excited about movies and whether they pay off or not, that's not the point.

JACK: Rose, you're no picnic, all right? You're a spoiled little brat, even, but under that, you're the most amazingly, astounding, wonderful girl, woman that I've ever known... ROSE: Jack, I... JACK: No, let me try and get this out. You're ama- I'm not an idiot, I know how the world works. I've got ten bucks in my pocket, I have no-nothing to offer you and I know that. I understand. But I'm too involved now. You jump, I jump remember? I can't turn away without knowing you'll be all right... That's all that I want. ROSE: Well, I'm fine... I'll be fine... really. JACK: Really? I don't think so. They've got you trapped, Rose. And you're gonna die if you don't break free. Maybe not right away because you're strong but... sooner or later that fire that I love about you, Rose... that fire's gonna burn out... ROSE: It's not up to you to save me, Jack. JACK: You're right... only you can do that.

ROSE: You have a gift Jack, you do. You see people. JACK: I see you. ROSE: And? JACK: You wouldn't have jumped.

The Terminator is neither good nor evil.

When you're making a movie, everybody's read the script and they know what's going to happen next. When you're on an expedition, nature hasn't read the script, the ocean hasn't read the script, and no one knows what's going to happen next. [on his plan in 2012 to solo dive 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, the deepest spot on the planet]

I'm king of the world!!!

JACK: Where to, Miss? ROSE: To the stars.

ROSE: You're crazy. JACK: That's what everybody says but, with all due respect, Miss, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship here. Come on. C'mon, give me your hand. You don't want to do this.

There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

With digital 3D projection, we will be entering a new age of cinema. Audiences will be seeing something which was never technically possible before the age of digital cinema - a stunning visual experience which 'turbocharges' the viewing of the biggest, must-see movies. The biggest action, visual effects and fantasy movies will soon be shot in 3D. And all-CG animated films can easily be converted to 3D, without additional cost if it is done as they are made. Soon audiences will associate 3D with the highest level of visual content in the market, and seek out that premium experience. [on the future of 3D]

I'm still very committed about raising awareness about the dangers of climate change at a time when there is all the denial and disinformation machinery designed to confuse people and create doubt - on an issue about which there is no doubt in the scientific community. We are facing the biggest challenge the human species has ever faced. And we're all going to have to work together to solve it.

Logan Cale: If I just had my ass handed to me by a size three, I'd be inclined to mind my own business.

ROSE: You're trembling. JACK: I'll be alright.

There is a hugely underserved population out there... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest.

You are the Terminator. [to Arnold Schwarzenegger when they first met]

Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality. Don't put limitations on yourself. Others will do that for you.

MAX GUEVARA: Girls kick ass; says so on a t-shirt.

Sequels are always tricky: you have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I've walked that line in the past. [on "Avatar 2"]

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Canadian Film Director, Film Producer, Deep-sea Explorer, Screenwriter and Editor who first found success with "The Terminator"