How tall is James Cameron

James Cameron's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

Canadian film director best known for helming movies such as The Terminator, Titanic, Aliens, The Abyss, True Lies and Avatar. In a CNN interview clip (March 2012) on being asked how tall he was, James stated his height was "Six Two."

How tall is James Cameron
James with Big Arnie / Photos by PRPhotos

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Average Guess (43 Votes)
6ft 1.76in (187.4cm)
Minos said on 30/May/23
I think Arnold is 6ft 1, but his shoulders are lower and he has a taller head than Cameron, which makes him look smaller. Anyway in Terminator 1 and 2 he looks taller than most of the cast, because Cameron always found the good angles of camera.
BalticGuy said on 15/Jan/23
Here's the thing re: Arnold as a measuring stick: I think there's more evidence AGAINST Arnold having ever been much over 6 foot than FOR it. First of all, let me clear one thing up: people constantly - especially around here - talk about "prime" heights and height loss - but most men do not lose much height if ANY by their 60s. No, really. That's a myth. Height doesn't magically evaporate into thin air "because old". Regardless of your age, no matter HOW old you are, your SKELETAL DIMENSIONS do not change. They don't. Sorry. Your vertebrae all stay the same size, your skull stays the same size, your leg bones stay the same length - they don't "shrink". What HAPPENS - which RESULTS in PERCEIVED height loss - is that muscles weaken - particularly core muscles responsible for holding the torso upright - backs weaken, and people tend to adopt a more relaxed or hunched posture - the spine slumps a bit - the total LENGTH of the spine or the legs doesn't decrease - you simply slump more - and some might try to argue that you lose cartilage or the discs in your back flatten out but that's not so - even IF you accommodate for that, the amount of cartilage lost in the knees for instance is EXTREMELY minute - far less than a cm worth - your spine isn't MORE compressed either - no, actually it's LESS compressed because you are slouching more which means less vertical pressure ON each disc - and regardless of age, you still have fluid in those discs - if you didn't every bone in your spine would GRIND together which would be excruciating.

So no, you don't lose inches in height just because you get older. Massive injury and things like that are other factors but OVERALL, you really don't. My uncle is 67 years old and is - 6'1" tall. He was also 6'1" tall 30 years ago when I was a child - he has not lost ANY height. None. People here talk about losing 3 or 5 cm as if it's normal and it's not. The REASON he has not lost any height is because he retains an active lifestyle and a good posture. As I said, any perceived height loss has more to do with posture than actual height lost. My mother is 61 now - and she, too, is exactly the same height she was decades ago. I don't know where people get the idea that it's just a rule of life that you become shorter with age but it's not the case. My Grandfather in the 1950s was 6'2" and guess age 69, when he died, he was....still 6'2" - I know because I'm about the same height and we were the same height when he died - and I have plenty of photos of him with objects and people of known heights that demonstrate that he was the same height then as when he died decades later.

So, height loss is not an excuse. Arnold has a pretty good posture to this day - he doesn't slump a lot - he might slump slightly but not much. I would say it's much more likely that Arnold was NEVER more than about 6'0.5" even in his prime -regardless of listings - and plenty of photos suggest this too. The listed height was in shoes. Anyway.

ON that basis I'd say James Cameron, who has a good posture, likely has not lost much if any height. Since Arnold in this photo is more likely to be 6'0.5" or so than anywhere north of 6'1", I get the sense from this and pretty much every other appearance of James Cameron I've seen that he is RIGHT around my height, and I'm 6'1.75", a little short of 6'2" - in the morning or 6'1.5" to 6'1.25" at night depending on the amount of weight I've been carrying around all day. So, I'd say a height of 6'1 to 6'1.5" mid-day is a pretty likely height for James Cameron, which is surprising until you actually look at photos of him next to other people - I didn't realize he was on the tall side of things growing up and kind of assumed he was a 5'10" sort of guy.

I'll say 6'1" to stay on the conservative side since he might not have the BEST posture these days BUT if he HAS strong posture, 6'1.5" to 6'1.75". He reminds me a lot of myself except with a narrower build.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Dec/22
What an unexpected and pleasant surprise to see James Cameron on The One Show tonight.

Although he was sitting down, it was easy to see that he’s a tall guy.

6ft2. 🎬🎞
Sandy C said on 15/Jul/22
I’ve never seen a follow-up film as well crafted and as cleverly interwoven into its predecessor as T2 is to the original.

The similar scenes and remarks make viewing the two in one sitting a thoroughly satisfying experience. Well done to you, James! πŸ˜ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

berta said on 14/Nov/21
2 cm taller than arnold at peak. I have arnold at 186, that measn 188 is about right. Today he could be down to 186,5-187.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jul/21
James knows how to make films entertaining, and even for me, who doesn't usually dig sci-fi overly much, I was addicted to his Terminator films, showing the second one to my Mum. She enjoyed it too!

6ft2. πŸŽ¬πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
Anonnymous said on 19/Jul/21
Wonder why no one officially recorded him as a solid 6'2". He edges out Schwarzenegger in almost every photo of them together.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/21
Editor Rob: Cameron is at peak more likely a solid 6ft 2 than weak, Robert I feel the argument for 11.25 peak is fair.

I think there was roughly an inch between Cameron and Schwarzenegger, both at peak. From that you could argue 6ft1ΒΌ for Arnold (nothing below a flat 6ft1 and his current peak is still fine IMO) while Jim may have been 6ft2ΒΌ.

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Patrick I think was a strong 5ft11 while Paxton was a weak 6ft...clearly holds up better against Jim

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vastlybetter566 said on 13/Dec/20
James looks taller than Arnold in almost every picture they take together, yet in this clip, released a few years ago, it looks as if they went out of their way to make Arnold appear taller than James.
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Aug/20
πŸ“½οΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday James! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ“½οΈ

Wishing the brilliant film director James Cameron a Very Happy Birthday. He turns both the sixes, 6️⃣6️⃣, today.

6ft2 πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘Œ

Chinybobs said on 16/Jun/20
Solid evidence that arnie was just about peak 6-1. No more than that.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 14/May/20
Maybe Cameron 20 or 30 years ago really had a little over 6ft 2. Here are his photos next to Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Patrick from 1992: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
The first picture shows that Linda was wearing heels and Robert and Cameron were wearing shoes with a large heel. Linda, Robert and Cameron were over 30 at the time, so each of them was at their peak height, but Arnold was 45 years old and I wonder if he could lose his first fraction of height then. I would say Arnold looks good two inches taller here than Robert so even if Robert was only 181 cm I still can't see Arnold under 186 cm. Although Cameron next to them seems to be huge. Rob, what is the most likely, 5ft 11.25 for Robert, 6ft 1.25 for Arnold or 6ft 2.25 for Cameron?
Editor Rob
Cameron is at peak more likely a solid 6ft 2 than weak, Robert I feel the argument for 11.25 peak is fair.
VitoCheng said on 21/Mar/20
HEI IS 6 FT 2!!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Aug/19
πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ­ Happy Birthday James! πŸŽ­πŸŽ‚πŸŽ

Wishing James Cameron a very Happy 65th Birthday!

6ft1.5 nowadays. πŸ˜πŸ‘

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/19
Rob could he be 187cm today?
Editor Rob
He probably has lost half inch by now.
Tkazi said on 26/Jan/19
Looks a good 6'2.25"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/18
Nowadays he's struggling with this mark I think
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/18
I doubt under 188cm peak. Could pass for 189cm at times, actually.

Really does look around it in that photo w/h Arnold
berta said on 19/Apr/18
i think cameron was 188 ore 1/4 under at peak and around weak 187 today.
Arnold was weak 186 peak and 180-181 today
Robert patrik weak 181 peak and 179,5 today
Yas said on 1/Mar/18
@Shiva, You're kidding yourself. Why would the floor not be flat. Arnie is a little closer to the camera if anything. 3-4cm under Cameron.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Feb/18
187cm today is likely
Fida said on 24/Jan/18
Next to james napier robertson(6.1) How much does he look?
Editor Rob
He can seem no taller than him, but it's now likely Cameron is losing height from his peak.
Richardspain said on 19/Sep/17
Cameron peak 188cm now 186 cm
Arnold 184cm now 182cm

Matt6'5" said on 10/Jul/17
I suppose this makes him a pretty useful "yardstick" so to speak, to compare Arnold to.
Shredder said on 15/Jun/17
If James is only 6 ft 2 than Arnold was max 6'1 in this pic and in the 90's.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/17
He's probably 187-188cm range today and 188-189cm peak…
shiva 181 cms said on 17/May/17
In this pic above arnold is standing on lower level and Cameron on higher leveland also arnie is dropping a bit but closer to the camera so the difference looks 3 cms bit its actually 2cms
shiva 181 cms said on 17/May/17
James Cameron 188cms
Arnold. 186cms
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/May/17
Cameron: 188.5cm
Schwarzenegger: 186.5cm
berta said on 5/May/17
i also believe he is maybe 187 tall nowdays.
berta said on 5/May/17
by looking at him i would say he looks like he could be atleast 187 and as talles a fraction over 188 the lsting is fine. But he looks maybe 3 cm taller than arnold well atleast 2 so i guess thats another evidence that arnold was probably weak 186 guy rather than 187. and of course was measured just under 188 in the morning.
Canson said on 26/Apr/17
@richardspain: you're right Arnold was never over maybe 184cm strong 6'0" which would give him 6'1" AM and maybe 6'1.5 in shoes
Richardspain said on 23/Apr/17
Good pic. This is proof Arnold never was 188cm because Cameron is taller than Arnold.

Arnold 186 cm peak not more
S.J.H said on 8/Apr/17
@James said on 2/Apr/17

I agree. He might have loss half inch. Maybe 6'1.5 peak
James said on 2/Apr/17
He is 6'1".
S.J.H said on 20/Mar/17
Sometimes james cameron look alot like 6'1
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Dec/16
What an interesting revelation! I had no idea James Cameron was this tall!
I do dig his films - they're fantastic; many have good parable-like qualities, if you catch my drift folks, and unbeatable special effects!
Ashton said on 12/Dec/16
Yes, he is 188 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/16
In that photo with Arnold (still 6ft1 minimum then), 189cm is arguable
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jul/16
DIdn't look it, but you could probably argue 189 at some time of the day in his 20s.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/16
I'm sure he's also been described at 6ft3 in the past
Bunerpk said on 9/Apr/16
Today He Is Minimaly 1 Inch Taller Than Arnie & Is Correct 6.2
Bunerpk said on 9/Apr/16
In His Early 90s , I Think He Was More Than 6.2 Because He Looks Probably 2 Inches Taller Than Big Arnie. Now He Will Be 6.2 Without Any Doubt.......,....,,.... I M His Big Fan From PK.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/16
Arnold could look near Cameron's height in other pictures. He's tilting his head in the one above...
Crypto139 said on 7/Mar/16
Typical average internet user. 6 foot 2, introverted, obsessed with freedom, anarchism, and believes all people are sheep.
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
He don't look dropping much of height since avatar premiere. Might be 6'1.75 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
Looks 6ft1-6ft2 today
BT said on 30/Sep/15
Looking nothing over 6'1.5 now if you look at recent pics with Tarantino and others. Don't think he ever cleared 6'2, but rather guys like Arnie (big Arnie that is) and Leo are 0.5in shorter than listed. Tarantino looked a strong 6'1 in his prime. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if he measured near 6'1.5 in his younger days, now he looks more or less 6'1 with a bit more extra weight and sloppy posture, and Cameron barely edges him by 0.5in... Does anyone have a picture of a young Cameron and Tarantino standing side by side? That would have been interesting to see.

IMO - Cameron: 6'2 peak, 6'1.25 or 6'1.5 now. Tarantino: 6'1.25 peak, 6'0.75 or 6'1 now. Big Arnie: 6'1, 2015 Arnie: 5'11.25 or 5'11.5. Leo: 5'11.
cole said on 5/Feb/15
@Rampage: Agreed. He's 60 years old now, so could have lost about 0.5in. Maybe it's just a more sloppy posture that's now making him appear a little under 6'2 though. But I'd say 6'1.75 as of 2015 and 6'2.25 for his peak has to be possible, as he looks a decent 1-1.25in taller than "Big Arnie" in the above photo - so I doubt Arnie was ever over 6'1-1.25. Young Arnie looked shorter than young Kevin Bridges as well, so there's also that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/13
I agree, Cole. He might be more 6ft1.5-6ft1.75 today. But looking at old photos from Titanic he has Leo by about 3in. At least 6ft2/188cm in the 90s.

Rob, could he maybe have been a little over it in his 20s?
Editor Rob
a solid 6ft 2 is possible
cole said on 22/Dec/13
More towards the 6'1.5 mark today I'd say.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/13
Those pictures are weird. He looks noticeably shorter than James Cameron (who is/was 6ft2) which would pretty much rule out the 6ft1.5 claim yet he's a few inches taller than Robert Patrick who was at least a strong 5ft11?
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/13
He looks more 6'1" range today, fractionally taller than Tarantino I think.He definitely looked a legit 6'2" peak though.
Dmeyer said on 25/Apr/13
Rob by the Time of terminator 2 wath was the height diferance between him and arnie , its hard to see less than 1 in and possibly 1.25-1.5 in even considering footwear
Editor Rob
by that time it's not impossible he dropped a small fraction of height
Trent said on 1/Nov/12
Sorry, Rob. Could you put that last post on Arnold's page?
Trent said on 1/Nov/12
Also, here are some good pics of him with James Cameron (who has described himself as 6'2) in 1992. The difference is severely exaggerated, because Cameron is in cowboy boots, and Arnold is in flat sneakers. But I would still say it makes a peak of 6 foot seem reasonable:

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/12
Doesn't look over 6"1.5/187cm today.
Michael said on 22/Nov/11
He is tall, around 6 ft 1.8 inch I think.
ali said on 2/Nov/11
yeah,he is pretty tall man
Hugh 191cm said on 8/Jul/09
Weak 6ft2 (187-188cm).
Hugh said on 1/May/09
James Cameron is a weak 6ft2 guy.
Lenad said on 10/Apr/09
I'm surprised Hugh doesnt think 6'4
Hugh 190cm said on 9/Apr/09
I'd say a shade under 6ft2. 187cm-188cm precisely.
Hugh said on 10/Jan/09
Looking closer to 6ft1 recently. Maybe he's heavier and can give the illusion of being shorter.
Hugh said on 23/Dec/08
They actually look quite close in height. This guy could be a little over 6ft2.
Dude said on 19/Nov/08
Lol, look at Arnold grabbing that guy in Patrick's first picture.
Lenad said on 16/Oct/08
Hes a tall guy definitly
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 15/Oct/08
a perfect 6'2 tall guy
anonymous said on 11/Oct/08
Taller than arnold but not significantly taller which possibly confirms that arnold is in the 6' range...not the 5'10" that you see some people claim for him.
miko said on 10/Oct/08
I always thought this guy was taller than 6"2.
Patrick said on 10/Oct/08
James Cameron has always seemed to be the taller one to me.

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RisingForce said on 9/Oct/08
Yeah well the man who measured Arnold said he was 6'1 1/2" in the evening and was most likely 6'2" in the morning.
RisingForce said on 8/Oct/08
Patrick says on 6/Oct/08
Thanks for adding him Rob.

nate said on 7/Oct/08
dont forget Aqua Man! lol
Patrick said on 6/Oct/08
Thanks for adding him Rob.

Anonymous said on 6/Oct/08
He is 6'2"

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