Tales of Bill Paxton
James Cameron - nicer than you know, according to Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Bill Paxton.
By Richard Whittaker, 5:45PM, Sun. Mar. 11, 2007
For those of you who think that Titanic director James Cameron should just keep his head under water without a breathing mask, think again. Cameron regular and Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Bill Paxton had a fascinating story yesterday in a Q&A at ACC on Saturday. It seems that, in 1997, the father of Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro was kidnapped. The criminals demanded $1 million dollars: the director, virtually bankrupt and making Mimic, didn't have a fraction of that. When Cameron found out about that, he put del Toro in his car, drove to the bank, and withdrew a million bucks of his own cash.