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James Michael Muro 
is a BAFTA-nominated cinematographer and indie-film director. He is known primarily for his Steadicam work. In the late 80s and 90s he was James Cameron's steadicam operator of choice working on Cameron's hit movies The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, True Lies, and The Titanic.

He also did steadicam and b-camera operating on Kevin Costner's Academy Award-winning epic Dances with Wolves, contributing to director of photography Dean Semler's Oscar win for Best Cinematography. He has also worked on Kevin Costner's Open Range, making his debut as a director of photography.

In 1986, James began his career by directing the low-budget cult horror movie Street Trash. He has gone on to direct several episodes of the TV series Southland.

He is also known for his work on Shameless.

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