There’s no doubt that Avatar was one of the biggest films of 2009. Amazing special effects combined with James Cameron’s genius and a talented cast allowed it to become an awe inspiring movie experience. In this LIFE magazine photo series, Photographer Jeff Vespa captures the people that made it all happen. Jet-Setting across different countries for interviews, photo ops, and openings, Vespa was able to capture some candid moments with Avatar stars Sigourney Weaver, Zoë Saldana, Sam Worthington, and James Cameron.
You can view the entire series at LIFE.