James Cameron Applauds Ex-Wife Kathryn Bigelow


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She won! He stood. The crowd roared.


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In what was widely touted as The Battle of The Exes A La Hollywood, ex-husband and director of the best selling moving of all time (Avatar) James Cameron, was pitted against ex-wife and director of The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, for Best Director at 2010's Academy Awards. 7 Hollywood Husband And Wife Oscar Winners

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Below, her ex-husband talking to Charlie Rose about this years Best Director Oscar winner and his ex-wife: James Cameron's Work Obsession Ruined His Marriage


Charlie Rose:
What do you make of this competition between you and Kathryn Bigelow? Two very different people who married. But more than that, two people who share this sense of wanting to be good filmmakers.

James Cameron:
Yeah, I think we're really not that different in so many ways, and we know that about each other, that we're both dedicated to the craft. And for both of us, it's very much about the work and about a total, consuming passion for filmmaking. And you know, I think that's what drew us together, is each respected the other's passion and craft and so on, plus she was gorgeous.

Charlie Rose:
Is gorgeous.

James Cameron:
Yeah. You know, but in our minds, it's not a competition. That's a narrative that's imposed by others, because it's, you know, it makes a good story. We're so celebratory of each other's work, and we've remained -- you know, I produced two of her films, one of which I produced -- wrote and produced -- wrote it with Jay Cocks -- after we were divorced. So, we've worked together, and we've been supportive colleagues. She saw "Avatar" five times at different stages of its development, from very crude --

Charlie Rose:
You mean you would go show it to her and say tell me what you think.

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