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James Cameron -- True Lies

12/26/2009 4:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Just five days before James Cameron called a fan a "f**king a**hole" after refusing to sign an autograph, the "Avatar" director proclaimed that he'd "sign as many autographs as people will line up for."

James Cameron -- True Lies
During an interview with "Good Day L.A." -- which airs on the FOX station in L.A. -- on December 18, Cameron told Dorothy Lucy, "The only worse thing than to have to sign a lot of autographs is to have them not show up."



Apparently, Cameron forgot that logic Wednesday afternoon, when he rejected a fan request at LAX -- and then blasted the guy for invading his "personal space."

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MightyMad    

Ha! What a two-faced LIAR!

1728 days ago
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malvolio    

...WTF! is this personal? why are you leaving out the rest of the story? why are you calling this guy a fan? this guy is hawking the poster on e-bay for nearly $1200! this stalkerazzi knows your camera guy, obviously...your footage at the port was edited, obviously...smear campaign! you're the a-holes!...

1728 days ago
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michaelacarterallen    

first!!!!!!!!....BAD DADDY.....

1728 days ago
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heather    

you left out an a-hole option: PAPARAZZI!!

the only reason cameron acted that way was because of the paps around. and who knows if that guy was just a fan seeking an autograph, anyway?? he was probably an autograph hound who tries to make a living by selling autographs on ebay. pathetic.

and i'm sure cameron would sign autographs at an event. when you stalk a star on their personal time you have no reason to complain when they turn you down. does anyone here work 24 hours a day?? i didn't think so. then why do you expect stars to?? hypocrites.

1728 days ago
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mary    

I will never see another movie of his!! Thanks for the video, TMZ!!!

1728 days ago
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malvolio    

...this is a set-up. even if it was a buddy who "caught" it on tape, it's chopped-up and tmz knows it, and yet, it still shows the stalker harrassing cameron and not the other way around...this is not a story, it's a vendetta...

1728 days ago
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whilome    

That wasn't a fan! That was an ebay merchant. They scout LAX like paps and have a variety of merch for stars to sign. They usually don't stop at one item either. You should see the, "Sign this poster and this hat AND this ball" that they do to athletes.

1728 days ago
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Amber Berglund    

Hey Malvolio,
So what if the "Fan" was really an autograph dealer. If he does put the autograph up on Ebay, he's providing a service to fans who live outside of the thirty-mile-zone who don't necessarily have access to a signed Avatar poster, but, desperately want one (for whatever reason.) What if you live in Oklahoma? James Cameron isn't going to do a signing tour in Oklahoma, I would doubt it, very much. Unless there's a Fangoria convention, or another film convention...but that's unlikely.
If you live off the main highway, in some red-state, you're not just going to run into James Cameron.
Why deny the guy who tends cattle, or works on a lima bean farm, an autograph poster if he wants one?

1728 days ago
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I BE DARNELL    

A PIG AND A LIAR.......THIS MAN ..HAD BETTER FIGURE OUT PEOPLE DO NOT FORGET THIS KIND OF TREATMENT....WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS... HIM AND HIS CARTOON MOVIE?

1728 days ago
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malvolio    

...if you desperately need access to an avatar poster, than we're nowhere near the same page. you should only have to say get out of my space, once...but, that's not even the point here, the point is the whole story is not being presented, for whatever shady reason...

1728 days ago
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Amber Berglund    

...AND James Cameron just made his autograph that much more expensive, by refusing to sign, while a camera is in his face.

There's a market for autographs. There's always going to be a market for autographs.

1728 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Don't forget there are people who defended OJ so it doesn't matter if James Cameron was wrong and it seems that he was. You don't question a person's motives if he ask for a autograph. Ebay or not doesn't make a difference. Who would pay more than 30 bucks for his John Doe?

1728 days ago
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urnidoit    

well well michaelacarterallen

sorry little man but u will never be first

1728 days ago
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Bring him Down    

Mr. Cam-Moron :D

1728 days ago
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Andorabl    

What's the story here? A merchant hounds a star for an autograpah to marketon ebay. Star reacts poorly, as he is one to do. Once star realizes how it looks, apologizes to save ticket sales. Big Deal. Just another day in Hollyweird. All part of the game. . . and I live in Iowa and can see it.

1728 days ago
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