James Cameron is a talented Canadian filmmaker, writer, and producer. Cameron’s creative art in filmmaking has helped him in becoming one of Hollywood’s best directors as he consistently pushes the boundaries of cinematic capabilities. His films will live on in the hearts of millions of his fans for the rest of their life. Aside from his directing skills, the Terminator movie director has a close relationship with Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Their friendship goes above and beyond what one would imagine. 

The Night When James Cameron Almost hit Harvey Weinstein

James Cameron and Harvey Weinstein
James Cameron and Harvey Weinstein

When James Cameron won 11 Academy Awards for his 1997 romcom classic Titanic, he shook the world and made history. In addition to Best Picture and Best Director, the director also took home Oscars for Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound, Film Editing, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects, Original Song, and Original Dramatic Score. But, as everyone was congratulating Cameron on his victory, he almost got into a fight with Harvey Weinstein.

In one of his interviews, the Abyss filmmaker recalled the Oscar event and said that he was on the verge of hitting Weinstein with his Academy Award statuette. He explained that he knew nothing about the former film producer other than what he had heard from his best friend.

James Cameron Won Oscar Award
James Cameron In The Award Function

James Cameron revealed,

“And so I’m on my way back to my seat with my editing Oscar, and this guy’s jumping up to introduce himself, saying, If you want to come to work at a place that’s a friend of the artist, a friend of the filmmaker’ and he’s holding his hand out, and I just blew him off.”

He continued,

“It was just an ugly little moment. But, yeah, I did defend Guillermo, and I called Harvey on his bulls***, and then he got very loud and verbally abusive and almost potentially physically violent.”

The Hellboy director has already stated that he disliked working with Weinstein at his entertainment company Miramax. He informed the crowd at the London Film Festival that he despised working with Harvey Weinstein.

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James Cameron Helped Guillermo del Toro When He Was Leaving Hollywood

Guillermo Del Toro and James Cameron
Guillermo Del Toro and James Cameron

Guillermo Del Toro is a Mexican filmmaker who has been close friends with the Titanic movie director since the 1990s. Their bond became stronger over time as the filmmakers started to spend time on each other’s film sets. But there was a point when the Pacific Rim director considered leaving Hollywood and his filmmaking legacy behind, and James Cameron was there to support him.

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For the unversed, Guillermo Del Toro was sacked from the Harvey Weinstein Company over many allegations of sexual harassment dating back decades, all of which occurred while he was working with him on the 1997 horror movie Mimic. Del Toro told,

“I hated the experience. My first American experience was almost my last because it was with the Weinsteins and Miramax. I have got to tell you, two horrible things happened in the late 90s, my father was kidnapped, and I worked with the Weinsteins. I know which one was worse … the kidnapping made more sense, I knew what they wanted.”

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Harvey Weinstein had been victimizing and abusing people with impunity. However, in James Cameron, he met his match and them some. Cameron is a badass who would have undoubtedly beaten Weinstein to a pulp and set his head straight. The world needs people like James Cameron.

Source: Hollywood Reporter 

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