Tales of Bill Paxton

James Cameron - nicer than you know, according to Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Bill Paxton.

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.

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