James Cameron was walking through LAX (the airport, not the nightclub) recently when a fan asked him to sign an Avatar poster. Cameron refused.
The man went back to Cameron and asked again to which James replied, “I don’t owe you a f**king signature … just get out of my f**king personal space.”
That’s when the fan lost it and replied, “I’m an a**hole because I ask someone I admire for their autograph that makes me an a**hole? I make $15-an-hour at work to go see your film and I’m an a**hole?”
Ultimately, James calmly walked away from the situation while the fan continued to yell at him. [TMZ]
TMZ got the whole thing on video (attached below), because even though you can’t park your car there for more than three seconds and have to take your shoes off to get on a plane, TMZ is allowed to just hang out at the airport with video cameras all day. Anyway, the easy thing to say is that Cameron could’ve just taken two seconds to sign the guy’s poster and only the tiniest effort would’ve kept him from looking like a total prick, but would it really surprise anyone if TMZ put this guy up to it specifically in the hopes that something like this might happen? Meanwhile, if this guy’s looking for reasons why he might be considered an A-hole, I’d say that hat is tops on the list.