I don’t usually watch 60 Minutes because I don’t have grey pubes, but yesterday they did a profile on JC, aka Jesus Cameron, director of Avatar and creator of the universe amen. It’s mostly the same stuff you’ve already heard in his Playboy interview, his New Yorker profile, his letter to Penthouse forum, etc., but there was one tidbit that was new to me:
“The head of Orion, who were gonna release Terminator, called me up and said, ‘Are you sitting down? I have cast this movie. I was at a party, and it’s OJ Simpson for the Terminator.’
And I said ‘This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.’
And I didn’t know OJ Simpson, I had nothing against him personally, and I didn’t know he was gonna go murder his wife and become the real Terminator…”
The segment does a pretty good job of capturing Cameron in a nutshell: enough of a megalomaniacal Napoleon to wear a hat that says HMFIC (Head MotherF-cker In Charge) but refreshing in that he’s the rare Hollywood personality that seems very intelligent and has the balls to casually call OJ a murderer in an interview. In related news, Brett Ratner has a hat that says “Big Cheese” because he loves nachos.