James Cameron Knows He’s a ‘Difficult Director’

Yesterday the New York Times’ Carpetbagger blog posted excerpts from a Hollywood Reporter video round-table discussion with top filmmakers about studio test screenings and how they mess up their movies. The best part came at the end, when James Cameron’s fellow directors hazed him a bit over his reputation as hard to work with:

Hollywood Reporter: Would it bother any of you if the studios thought of you as a “difficult” director?

Mr. Reitman: James?

Mr. Daniels: James?

Mr. Cameron: I was waiting for that. (Laughs.)

Video: Awards Watch: Director’s Round Table [THR]
The Perils of Test Screenings [NYT]

James Cameron Knows He’s a ‘Difficult Director’