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James Cameron Reflects On His Past On Set Behavior; Aims To Be More Like This Director

James Cameron Reflects On His Past On Set Behavior; Aims To Be More Like This Director

James Cameron got real about his directing style in his new MasterClass event.

The 66-year-old filmmaker revealed that he does regret his behavior on movie sets in the past.

James admitted that he was a “tinpot dictator” and wishes that he’d been more of a nicer director in the mode of Ron Howard.

In the past, he had built a reputation for being a dominant force, and considers himself more as demanding and never cruel.

“[The director] does say that if he could go back and do one thing differently in his career, it would be to improve the nature of the working relationships he had with his cast and crew members,” Slash Film wrote of his confession.

James noted that he “I could’ve listened more. I could’ve been less autocratic. I could’ve not made the movie more important than the human interaction of the crew.”

Slash Film adds about the MasterClass, saying that James opened up about being that ideal director in the vein of Ron. James even recalls a time he visited one of Ron‘s film sets and was “dumbfounded” at how much time Ron took complimenting people

“I aspire, even today, to try to be my inner Ron Howard,” James noted.

James is currently filming Avatar 4 and 5, while working on post-production work of Avatar 2 and 3.

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