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James Cameron:
You Can Thank Dubya for ‘Avatar’


Odd as it sounds, the most successful film of all time—Avatar —was inspired by George W. Bush (at least in part). So says director James Cameron of his 3D sci-fi epic. “I was writing the film in early ’05—I had written the treatment way back earlier—and the story didn’t change much from the treatment. But I think some of the influences were the fact that we were at the peak of the fighting in the Iraq War,” he tells Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis. “I was just reacting to the fact that I was infuriated by us going into Iraq in the first place. There was…(To read the full story, click here.)

 

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