12 years is a long time, but that's how long it's been since self-proclaimed King of the World, and the undisputed King of the Box-Office James Cameron, last ventured into theatres with a blockbuster big enough to bust actual blocks.
In case you haven't heard, JC is back, and he's bringing with him a small, personal film called Avatar - an intimate production currently estimated to be worth, oh, you know, half a billion dollars.
To refresh your memories and pour icy brine on the naysayers who doubt the specatcle Avatar will surely provide, here are the 20 Greatest James Cameron Moments;
20. True Lies (1994)
Your brain may tell you that a man kidnapping his own wife and coercing her into stripping for a stranger in the guise of a prostitute under the (bogus) justification of national security is somehow ‘wrong’.
That’s because your brain doesn’t get a) how hot Jamie Lee Curtis looks in True Lies, and b) how charming Arnie’s double-life secret agent Harry Tasker is.
19. Titanic (1997)
Head over heels
The only bit of the movie enjoyed by blokes dragged to the cinema by romance-starved other halves.
Cameron knows how to do a proper capsizing, with the Titanic’s grand deck become a lethal, vertiginous fall, and unhappy passengers scuttling down it to an unhappy death. Yeah!