He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
After Titanic, Cameron began a project that took almost 10 years to make: his science-fiction epic Avatar (2009), which was in particular a landmark for 3D technology, and for which he received nominations for the same three Academy Awards.
Despite Avatar being his only movie made to date in 3D, Cameron is the most successful 3D film-maker in terms of box-office revenue.
He found further critical acclaim for his use of special effects in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
After his film True Lies (1994) Cameron took on his biggest film at the time, Titanic (1997), which earned him Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing.
However he later revealed it was witnessing the shock death of a stranger that prompted him to reconsider his priorities and give up the Saturday morning show.
Confirming the new show today, Martin, 44, posted on Twitter: 'The news is true I'm coming back to Saturday mornings! Hurry back.' Another posted: 'Can't wait, Saturdays will be complete again.
Martin said in a statement today: 'Being back on Saturday mornings feels really exciting, not a day has gone by in the last year without someone asking me if I'll be back at that time!
'But it was really important to me to do things differently…
' He later added: 'Chuffed for team who work so hard & for the kind viewers for their support over the last 23 yrs! ' The news sparked a flurry of excited tweets from fans, many of whom were left heartbroken after Martin left Saturday Kitchen last year. Not the same since you left.' Saturday Morning with James Martin will see the chef joined by celebrity guests while he whips up recipes from around the world in the comfort of his own home.