James Cameron’s career has been pretty amazing. There aren’t all too many filmmakers out there who can tell you they played an important role in three enormous film franchises, but Cameron can, and that’s why we love him. So, happy birthday, James, I hope your 63rd birthday is awesome.
Cameron’s genre credits include Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss. He also jumped behind the camera for T2: Terminator 2 and the insanely popular Avatar.
And, while I’m at it, I’d better not dare forget Glenn Strange, one of horror’s most underrated contributors, which still blows my mind. Glenn would have been 118 today, and he deserves to be remembered for everything he did for horror. Most don’t realize it, but Strange portrayed Frankenstein’s monster an impressive five times, in House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, the absolutely amazing Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and series’, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Adventures of the Spirit.
For the record, a lot of others also share this day as a birthday, including Mae Clarke from the original Frankenstein, the lovely Julie Newmar who popped up in Evils of the Night, Vampire in Brooklyn’s Angela Bassett, Timothy Hutton of The Dark Half and The Secret Window fame, Cam Gigandet who has Priest, Pandorum, The Unborn and The Roommate on his ledger and the drop dead gorgeous, Agnes Bruckner, who can be seen in Venom, Occult, The Pact, Vacancy 2: The First Cut, Blood and Chocolate and the criminally underrated The Woods.