Last updated on: 4/5/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

James Cameron Biography

Title:
Movie Director and Explorer
Position:
Pro to the question "Should People Become Vegetarian?"
Reasoning:

“The conclusions are absolutely irrefutable – meat and dairy are not only un-necessary, they are the major contributors to the diseases of affluence plaguing developed nations – obesity, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, several major cancers, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, erectile dysfunction and others too numerous to list. And when I say meat, I’m talking about ALL ANIMAL MUSCLE TISSUE – fish, shrimp, chicken, turkey, pork, lamb – not just beef.”

Adrian Czarny, “Q&A with James Cameron,” jamescamerononline.com, June 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Directed such movies as The Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar
  • Member, Planetary Society
  • Member, Mars Society
  • Former Member, NASA Advisory Council
  • Expedition Leader, Submersible Co-Designer, and Pilot, DeepSea Challenge, 2012
  • National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, 2011
  • Founder, Earthship Productions
  • Cofounder, Lightstorm Entertainment, 1990
  • Former art director for New World Pictures
  • Former truck driver
Education:
  • Studied physics at California State University at Fullerton
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @JimCameron
  • In March 2012, he piloted a sub nearly 7 miles below the ocean surface in the Marianas Trench
  • Won Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture Oscars in 1998 for the film Titanic
  • Born Aug. 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should People Become Vegetarian?