Avatar Director Cameron Marks 56th Birthday at Bottom of Baikal, RIA Says

“Avatar” director James Cameron celebrated his 56th birthday at the bottom of Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest and oldest body of fresh water, RIA Novosti reported.

Cameron dove to the lake bed in Mir-1, the same type of submersible he used to film the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” the state-run Russian news service reported today, citing the Foundation for the Preservation of Lake Baikal.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made a similar trip last year, diving 1,390 meters (4,560 feet) below the surface.

To contact the reporter on this story: Denis Maternovsky in Moscow at dmaternovsky@bloomberg.net

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