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50 People Who Matter 2010 | 30. James Cameron

Cinema blue-blood.

It took James Cameron 15 years to make his 3D extravaganza Avatar, which broke his own box-office record (for Titanic) and redefined the boundaries of modern cinema.

With a sequel to Avatar already in the pipeline and Sanctum, a 3D cave-diving drama, to be released in the new year, Cameron's influence is only likely to grow.

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This article first appeared in the 27 September 2010 issue of the New Statesman, The 50 people who matter