The director behind some of Hollywood's most critically-acclaimed films, James Cameron was catapulted into fame with his first commercial hit, 1984's The Terminator. Here are five more facts about the Canadian director that you may not already know.
1. Titanic, Cameron's most famous movie, is the first film to earn more than $1 billion.
2. Cameron was a science fiction fan as a child.
3. With help from his brother, Cameron designed special, patented equipment to film under water for The Abyss.
4. For the role of Jack in Titanic, the studio wanted Matthew McConaughey, but Cameron insisted the role go to Leonardo DiCaprio.
5. Cameron's movie Avatar is the only movie to surpass Titanic at the box office.