James Cameron Gets in Dispute Over Autograph Request at LAX

Filed in Gather News Channel by on December 24, 2009 0 Comments

In keeping with the depressing celeb news stories of the holiday season, TMZ is now reporting that James Cameron is an a-hole.  That’s just great.  What was interesting is the other day I saw him interviewed on The Bonnie Hunt Show, and he seemed pretty down-to-earth for a director who just directed the monster-hit Avatar, which has grossed about a bazillion dollars since it’s recent opening.  Yes, I do believe a bazillion dollars is correct.  What I didn’t know until I saw the interview was that Cameron was actually just a blue collar guy, working as a janitor and then a trucker, before deciding to try his hand at movies.  Talk about a pick-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps type story. 

Of course, TMZ had to ruin it for me by posting the video in this article.  As the site notes:

It all went down at LAX — when James walked past a man holding an “Avatar” poster, and refused to sign. The man went back to Cameron and asked again to which James replied, “I don’t owe you a f**king signature … just get out of my f**king personal space.”

That’s when the fan lost it and replied, “I’m an asshole because I ask someone I admire for their autograph that makes me an a**hole? I make $15-an-hour at work to go see your film and I’m an a**hole?”

Ultimately, James calmly walked away from the situation while the fan continued to yell at him.

Merry Effing Christmas to you too, James.  I mean, I understand wanting your privacy, but the guy made a good point.  Just sign the damn poster next time, mmmmkay?  Then you can go home and hug your money.

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