James Cameron Once Shared He Was Against Going to Film School Because It ‘Screws You Up’


Acclaimed movies director James Cameron learned how to make films without going to a film school. He felt that this decision ultimately worked better for him. Especially since he found film schools to generally be a waste of time.

When James Cameron realized he could be a director

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Cameron was fascinated with storytelling from a young age. His fascination with him would later translate to movies, which inspired his inevitable passion for filmmaking. One of the films that left a lasting impression on a very young Cameron was the 1963 movie Jason and the Argonauts. Cameron recalled his experience of him watching the Don Chaffey feature as one of complete awe.


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