He's Out: Cameron to Leave U.S. for New Zealand

Director James Cameron wants to be King of the World from a more rural perch.

The man who gave us “Aliens,” “Terminator” and “Avatar” is packing his bags and leaving the U.S. indefinitely. Destination: New Zealand.

Cameron has successfully applied to buy 1,067 hectares (2,636 acres) of farmland in New Zealand. In an application filed with the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office, Cameron says he and his family “intend to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and are acquiring the property to reside on and operate as a working farm.

Cameron’s claim to fame was transforming Arnold Schwarzenegger into a killing machine with the “Terminator” franchise. In recent years, he became the undisputed box office champ with two of the highest grossing films of all time, “Avatar” and “The Titanic.” He also routinely stands on a soap box to support environmental causes, but his personal choices hardly match his green rhetoric.

While Cameron insists Americans will have to learn to “live with less,” the director has made do with a crush of expensive homes, toys and other carbon-gobbling goodies.

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