Raja Gosnell

Director, Film editor
Since taking the leap into directing in the mid-1990s, former film editor Raja Gosnell has earned himself a solid reputation behind the camera. As one of Hollywood's busiest film editors throughout the 1980s and '90s ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Editor (26)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

Exit to Eden 1994 (Movie)

film editor (Editor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

Rookie of the Year 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Home Alone 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

D.O.A. 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

Heartbreak Hotel 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

Amerika 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Editor

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

(Editing)

Monster in the Closet 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Teen Wolf Too 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Weekend Warriors 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Soldier's Revenge 1983 (Movie)

(Editor)

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

(USA) (Assistant Editor)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

(Editing)

A Perfect Couple 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Remember My Name 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV Show)

Editor

T Bone N Weasel (TV Show)

Editor
Director (10)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Home Alone 3 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Soldier's Revenge 1983 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Producer (1)

Extreme Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Since taking the leap into directing in the mid-1990s, former film editor Raja Gosnell has earned himself a solid reputation behind the camera. As one of Hollywood's busiest film editors throughout the 1980s and '90s, Gosnell cut his teeth on such blockbusters as "Pretty Woman," "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire" before making his directorial debut in 1997 with "Home Alone 3." Once a cash-cow franchise for 20th Century Fox, the highly popular "Home Alone" series started off promisingly in 1990, raking in a whopping $286 million in its initial release. The first sequel, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), was also a hit, grossing over $175 million domestically, yet it still proved to be somewhat of a disappointment.

Milestones

2013

Returned to direct "The Smurfs 2"

2011

Made the big-screen cartoon adaptation "The Smurfs"

2008

Directed the live-action feature "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

2005

Helmed the family comedy "Yours, Mine, and Ours" starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo

2004

Directed the sequel "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"

2002

Helmed the live-action version of the Hanna-Barbara animated classic "Scooby Doo"

1999

Directed the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed"

1997

Made feature directorial debut with "Home Alone 3"

1995

Fifth collaboration with Columbus for the comedy "Nine Months"

1993

Again worked as editor for Columbus' comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire"

1990

Worked with director Garry Marshall on the romantic comedy "Pretty Woman"

1988

First worked with long-time collaborator, director Chris Columbus, on "Heartbreak Hotel"

1982

First solo credit, the Oscar-nominated live action short "The Silence"

Graduated to editor on the musical-comedy "Popeye" also directed by Altman

Was an assistant editor on Robert Altman’s "Quintet" (1979) and "HealtH" (1980)

Assisted Oscar-winning editor William Reynolds on a number of films

Raised in Los Angeles

Re-teamed with Columbus on "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992)

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