Gallery: James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on th...


On Monday morning, James Cameron completed his historic journey to the Mariana Trench – the deepest point on the planet. The director of such blockbuster movies as Titanic and Avatar dove almost seven miles under the surface of the Pacific Ocean and spent three hours filming the dark seabed. For Cameron, the dive is the culmination of a lifelong fascination with the oceans. He began incorporating themes of the deep sea in his 1989 move The Abyss, and after the 1997 release of Titanic, followed that up with a documentary on the Titanic’s wreck in 2003. Meanwhile, he has made 73 trips far beneath the ocean’s surface and will follow today’s historic milestone with more ventures into the Mariana Trench.

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