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Suzy Amis and James Cameron Marriage Profile

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James Cameron and Suzy Amis in Century City, California on January 30, 2010.

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James Cameron has been married five times and now he says that his fifth wife, Suzy Amis, is a keeper. Here is information about the marriage of James Cameron and Suzy Amis.

Born:

James Francis Cameron: August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada.

Susan "Suzy" Elizabeth Amis: January 5, 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

How Suzy and James Met:

James and Suzy met on the set of the movie Titanic.

Wedding Date and Information:

James and Suzy were married in a private ceremony on June 4, 2000 in Malibu, California. The couple honeymooned at Cameron's Santa Barbara ranch.

Children:

  • Jasper Robards: Born in 1990. His father is Sam Robards.
  • Josephine Archer Cameron: Born in 1993. Her mother is Linda Hamilton.
  • Claire Cameron: Born in 2001. Her mother is Suzy Amis.
  • Quinn Cameron: Born in 2001. His mother is Suzy Amis.
  • Elizabeth Rose Cameron: Born in 2006. Her mother is Suzy Amis.

Occupations:

James: Director, producer, editor, actor, writer, inventor.

Suzy: Actress, founder of MUSE Elementary, model.

Residence:

Sierra Retreat gated community in Malibu, California.

Previous Marriages:

Suzy has one previous marriage.
  • Sam Robards: Married in May 1986 and divorced in 1994. Sam and Suzy have one child. Sam is an actor and producer.
James has four previous marriages.
  • Sharon Williams: Met in college and married on February 14, 1978. Sharon, a waitress, and James were divorced in 1984.
  • Gale Anne Hurd: Married in 1985 on Maui and divorced in 1989. Gale is a producer and writer.
  • Kathryn Bigelow: Married on August 17, 1989. Their marriage ended in divorce two years later in 1991. Kathryn is a director, writer, producer, and actress.
  • Linda Hamilton: Married on July 26, 1997 and divorced in 1999. Linda and James have one child. Linda is an actress.

Quotes About the Marriages of James Cameron:

James: "I have been married five times. I’m a perfectionist, so I kept trying until I got it right, which I have, I’m happy to report. Suzy Amis is a keeper. They were all great women, but there are people you can love and later not like, or it can be your rhythms and energies are too disparate to function together as partners. I found -- and this was the big one -- you have to work at it. Before that I had this attitude, Well, I’ll do this until it doesn’t work, and then I’ll bail. You’ll never stay married if you have that attitude."
Source: "James Cameron: Playboy Interview." Playboy.com. 12/2009.

James: "Most of men’s problems with women probably have to do with realizing women are real and most of them don’t look or act like Vampirella. A big recalibration happens when we’re forced to deal with real women, and there’s a certain geek population that would much rather deal with fantasy women than real women. Let’s face it: Real women are complicated. You can try your whole life and not understand them."
Source: "James Cameron: Playboy Interview." Playboy.com. 12/2009.

James: "Kathryn and I are still close, and we’d work together on a film tomorrow. The key is to be honest but diplomatic, constructive, not destructive. She was interested in my input on The Hurt Locker, and I basically said, “You did a great job, and I wouldn’t change a frame,” and it was true in that case. She has seen Avatar at different stages and given good input. Her current partner, Mark Boal, who wrote The Hurt Locker, gave me notes as well. It’s very collegial. I don’t have a lot of those relationships, but I value the ones I do have."
Source: "James Cameron: Playboy Interview." Playboy.com. 12/2009.

Linda Hamilton: “He used to say to me, ‘Anybody can be a father or a husband. There are only five people in the world who can do what I do, and I’m going for that.’”
Source: Dana Goodyear. "Man of Extremes: The Return of James Cameron." NewYorker.com. 10/26/2009.

William Wisher: "Wisher, Cameron’s old friend, says that strong women are one of the constants in Cameron’s life: “He likes to write about ’em and he likes to marry ’em. If there’s one or two themes that run through his life and work, that’s at the top of the list. That and self-determination."
Source: Dana Goodyear. "Man of Extremes: The Return of James Cameron." NewYorker.com. 10/26/2009.

Vanessa Thorpe: "Cameron has explained this long list of wives with the suggestion that because he is attracted to strong women, they soon realise they don't need him."
Source: Vanessa Thorpe. "The Greatest Story He's Ever Told." Guardian.co.uk. 3/4/2007.

James about Gale Hurd: "There was a gradual transition from spending 24 hours together because we were making a movie to spending 24 hours together because we wanted to. It was strange, there was no sudden moment."
Source: Jim Calio. "On Set or Off, Moviemakers Jim Cameron and Gale Hurd Are Never Aliens to Each Other." People. 8/11/1986.

Gale Hurd: "The day of the wedding I got cold feet. Jim had to do a logical cost-benefit analysis of why getting married would be good. We came out in the black."
Source: Jim Calio. "On Set or Off, Moviemakers Jim Cameron and Gale Hurd Are Never Aliens to Each Other." People. 8/11/1986.

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