James Cameron Hits Deepest Point in the Ocean, ‘Titanic’ Jokes Too Easy

James CameronIn case you haven’t noticed a theme in his feature films, documentary projects, or various secret dolphin rituals, director James Cameron, 57, loves the ocean. So, as strange and intriguing as it is, it’s really no surprise that he recently manned the first solo submarine expedition to the absolute deepest point in the ocean.

Cameron — who is the famous helmer of sea-themed projects like Titanic, The Abyss and Aliens of the Deep — traveled to the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean’s Marina Trench, nicknamed the Challenger Deep spot. He traveled in the Deepsea Challenger, a submarine that Cameron and his own team created.

The director reached the point at around 6 p.m. ET on March 25 marking his arrival with the following Tweet: “Just arrived at the ocean’s deepest pt. Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can’t wait to share what I’m seeing w/ you @DeepChallenge.”

Cameron discussed his submarine expedition during talks about the upcoming Avatar sequels. Cameron’s box office legend Titanic is re-releasing theatrically in 3D on Apr. 4.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.