James Cameron – why he really made the movie "Titanic"

As a young boy growing up in Canada, James Cameron longed for worlds of fantastic science fiction and great adventure. As an academy award-winning director he has artfully brought those worlds to all movie-goers.

A featured speaker at this year’s TED conference, Mr. Cameron confesses to his strategy for funding a dive expedition “…secretly what I wanted to do…I wanted to dive to the real wreck of the Titanic! That’s why I made the movie — and that’s the truth!”

Finding himself inside a Russian submersible peering out a window into the depths, James Cameron saw things that even his active imagination could not concoct, and it was then that the bug of deep ocean exploration bit James Cameron.