James Cameron, Glenn Beck

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How's this for a cage match? The King of the World vs. the King of Fox Noise.

At a press conference Tuesday in Los Angeles hyping the upcoming DVD release of Avatar, James Cameron laid into Fox News demagogue host Glenn Beck.

Let's just say, Cameron isn't a fan.

"Glenn Beck is a f---ing a--hole. I've met him. He called me the Antichrist, and not about Avatar," Cameron said. "He hadn't even seen Avatar yet. I don't know if he has seen it."

Here's the backstory to the bitch session.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Cameron took umbrage at a two-year-old rant of Beck's upon the 2007 release of the Cameron-produced Discover Channel documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus, which called into question Jesus' resurrection.

"Many people believe James Cameron officially has tossed his hat in the ring today and is officially running for anti-Christ," the boisterous pundit said back when he still was on CNN's Headline News.

And Cameron has a long memory.

The Titanic helmer, who's taken his share of criticism from conservatives over Avatar's pro-environment, antiwar message, challenged the commentator to an onair debate.

"I think, you know what, he may or may not be an a--hole, but he certainly is dangerous, and I'd love to have a dialogue with him," Cameron told reporters.

"He's dangerous because his ideas are poisonous...I couldn't believe when he was on CNN. I thought, what happened to CNN? Who is this guy? Who is this mad man? And then of course he wound up on Fox News, which is where he belongs, I guess."

So far Team Beck has remained uncharacteristically mum on the challenge.

But it's clear Cameron doesn't have any issues holding his tongue.

"I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads," he quipped in regards to critics of his eco-friendly leanings. "Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this time has got their head so deeply up their ass I'm not sure they could hear me."

He then added on a more serious note, "At this point I'm less interested in making money for the movie and more interested in saving the world that my children are going to inhabit. How about that?"

We're sure Beck will find something wrong with that.


Cameron knows his Sci Fi.  See if you can figure it out with a look through our Movies From the Future! gallery.

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