James Gunn

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Born: 08/05/1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Writer (16)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

("Beezel") (Screenplay)

Super 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Slither 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dawn of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Story By)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thirteen Ghosts 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Terror Firmer 1999 (Movie)

("All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned From the Toxic Avenger") (Book as Source Material)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Affair in Trinidad (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Lady of Burlesque (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Over-Exposed (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Unfaithful (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (9)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Maskless Sakaaran (Actor)

The Ghouls 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Super 2011 (Movie)

Demonswill (Actor)

Scream Queens 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Lollilove 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tales from the Crapper 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

Minute Man (Actor)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

Found a Peanut Father (Actor)
Music (4)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

("The Cat Song") (Song)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

("Scooby's Terrific Rap") (Song)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("Creatures Chant") (Song)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

songs("Martyr" "Sunday" "Walking Naked") (Song)
Director (4)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

("Beezel") (Director)

Super 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Slither 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Lollilove 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Executive (1)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)
Production Management (1)

Hardesty House 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Tromeo and Juliet 1996 (Movie)

still photographer (Photography)

Relationships

Jenna Fischer Actor

Wife
Married Oct. 7, 2000 Divorced in 2008

Sean Gunn

Brother

Brian Gunn Screenplay

Brother

Mark Gunn Screenplay

Cousin

Matt Gunn Writer

Brother

EDUCATION

St Louis University

1992

Columbia University

1995

Loyola Marymount University

Left after two years.

Milestones

2014

Writes and directs "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Marvel Entertainment.

2006

Directs cult favorite, "Slither."

2004

Pens remake of "Dawn of the Dead."

2002

Writes live-action film version of "Scooby-Doo."

Bonus Trivia

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His surname, Gunn, is reportedly derived from the Scottish name "MacGilGunn," which translates into "Sons to the Servants of the God of the Dead."

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His love of comic books came from his father's purchase of a huge comic collection worth $8,000. The collection was intended to provide father and son with some common ground in order to develop a deeper connection, per the request of Gunn's therapist.

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With Fischer, Gunn co-wrote and appeared in the independent comedy "Lollilove" (2004).

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Gunn has contributed music to "Scooby-Doo" and "Movie 43."

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Gunn has cast his brother, Sean, in several of his projects, including "Super" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," for which he provided the live-action model for the CGI character Rocket Raccoon.

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Wrote the story for Grasshopper Manufacture's video game Lollipop Chainsaw.

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The main character of his novel, The Toy Collector, is a hospital orderly named James Gunn who steals drugs from his hospital workplace in order to fund his toy collection. Gunn worked as a hospital orderly in Tuscon, Arizona, while writing the novel.

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Troma Entertainment co-founder Lloyd Kaufman has appeared in cameos in nearly all of Gunn's films and performed the wedding ceremony to Gunn's marriage to Jenna Fischer in 2000. Gunn co-wrote Kaufman's 1998 autobiography, All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger.

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