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James Gunn is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Script Supervisor American born on 5 august 1966 at St. Louis (USA)

James Gunn

James Gunn
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Birth name James Edwin Gunn
Nationality USA
Birth 5 august 1966 (52 years) at St. Louis (USA)

James Francis Gunn, Jr. (born August 5, 1970) is an American writer, director, producer, actor, and musician. His siblings include Sean and Matt Gunn.

Gunn started his career as a screenwriter in the late 1990s, and has written the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), Scooby-Doo (2002), its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead. He then started working also as a director, starting with Slither in 2006. He subsequently wrote and directed the web series James Gunn's PG Porn and the superhero films Super (2010) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

Biography

He married actress and fellow St. Louis native Jenna Fischer on October 7, 2000, in an event officiated by Lloyd Kaufman. The two had originally met in the St. Louis area through James' brother Sean, who had acted in plays alongside Fischer in high school. After seven years of marriage Gunn and Fischer announced their separation in a joint statement on September 5, 2007. Fischer and Gunn divorced less than a year later. The two remain friends, and in 2010 Fischer helped Gunn with casting her The Office co-star Rainn Wilson in Gunn's film Super.

Gunn has since dated Kayo Dot violinist Mia Matsumiya and model Melissa Stetten.

Best films

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
(Director)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
(Director)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
(Scriptwriter)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
(Scriptwriter)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Lloyd Kaufman
Lloyd Kaufman
(8 films)
Tyler Bates
Tyler Bates
(7 films)
Sean Gunn
Sean Gunn
(8 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Gunn (24 films)

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Actor

Guardians of the Galaxy, 2h1
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Michael Rooker, Damion Poitier, Lee Pace
Roles Maskless Sakaaran
Rating80% 4.048254.048254.048254.048254.04825
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of space pirates led by Yondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb, after which Korath, a subordinate to the fanatical Kree, Ronan, intercepts him. Although Quill escapes with the orb, Yondu discovers his theft and issues a bounty for his capture, while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the orb.
Super
Super (2010)
, 1h36
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker
Roles Demonswill
Rating67% 3.3993.3993.3993.3993.399
Short-order cook Frank Darbo (Rainn Wilson) says in voice-over that he has only two good memories from a disappointing life: marrying his beautiful wife, Sarah (Liv Tyler), and an incident in which he directed a police officer to catch a purse snatcher. Frank immortalizes these two events in a pair of crayon drawings that he hangs on his wall for inspiration.
Slither
Slither (2006)
, 1h35
Directed by James Gunn
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Jenna Fischer
Rating64% 3.249253.249253.249253.249253.24925
A meteorite housing a malevolent, sentient extraterrestrial parasite crashes into the town of Wheelsy, South Carolina. While frolicking in the woods with Brenda, local car dealer Grant Grant finds the parasite and is infected by it. The parasite takes over his body and absorbs his consciousness and memories. With the alien now in control of his body, 'Grant' begins to slowly change into a tentacled slug-like monster.
The Specials, 1h22
Directed by Craig Mazin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Thomas Haden Church, Rob Lowe, Jamie Kennedy, Judy Greer, James Gunn, Sean Gunn
Roles Minute Man
Rating59% 2.999732.999732.999732.999732.99973
The superhero team the Specials has never achieved great popularity or prestige, partially because unlike other super teams it is not corporation-friendly and has been unable to secure merchandising deals. Without the corporate or private financial resources of more well-established teams, the Specials often get underrated villains, small disasters, and the occasional alien invasion to repel — all of which are deemed too low-priority for other superhero teams. Even the members with formidable powers have shortcomings that prevented a transition for the team as a whole. Because team-members such as the Strobe, Ms. Indestructible, The Weevil, Deadly Girl, Power Chick, Amok, Alien Orphan, and Eight all possess various social dysfunctions, they've never quite broken through the superhero glass ceiling.
LolliLove
LolliLove (2004)
, 1h4
Directed by Jenna Fischer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Linda Cardellini, James Gunn, Jason Segel, Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Lloyd Kaufman
Roles James
Rating63% 3.1987853.1987853.1987853.1987853.198785
Jeunes riches, Jenna et James forment un couple qui pense avoir trouvé une idée pour répondre au problème des sans-abri, Lollilove. Le concept est des sucettes seront distribuées à tous les sans-domicile fixe. Les friandises seront couvertes d’un emballage illustré par les soins de James...
Tales from the Crapper, 1h30
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, Chad Ferrin, India Allen
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Julie Strain, Ron Jeremy, James Gunn, Debbie Rochon, Kevin Eastman, Jorge Garcia
Roles Himself
Rating43% 2.176592.176592.176592.176592.17659
Troma Entertainment co-founder and B-movie director and producer Lloyd Kaufman plays the Crap Keeper. He presents the viewers with two horror stories that contain gore, nudity, fat men, talking penises, lesbian scenes, vampires, UFOs, and appearances by porn star Ron Jeremy and the band New Found Glory. The film was purportedly shot over three years with six directors and close to fifteen writers.
The Ghouls
The Ghouls (2003)
, 1h21
Directed by Chad Ferrin
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors James Gunn, Trent Haaga, Stephen Blackehart, Joseph Pilato, Tiffany Shepis, Chad Ferrin
Roles -
Rating40% 2.030822.030822.030822.030822.03082
Eric Hayes (Muskatell) makes his living as a news stringer finding gruesome atrocities and filming them to sell to the media. One night, he stumbles upon some ghouls devouring a young woman in an alley. After discovering that he didn't have any film in his camera, Hayes convinces his friend Clift (Haaga) to help him track down the ghouls again.
Melvin Goes to Dinner, 1h23
Directed by Bob Odenkirk
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Stephanie Courtney, Annabelle Gurwitch, Maura Lynn Tierney, Jenna Fischer, Jack Black, Laura Kightlinger
Roles Scott
Rating69% 3.4962053.4962053.4962053.4962053.496205
Melvin is a onetime medical student who has dropped out of medical training and now works (after a fashion) in a planning office of an unnamed city; the office supervisor is his big sister, so she "mothers" him instead of making him perform well. Melvin accidentally makes telephone contact with an old friend, and they decide to meet that evening for dinner. The friend decides to arrive early at the restaurant for drinks with a lady friend. By the time the dinner appointment arrives, there are 4 people involved, all of them connected in some way to at least one of the other parties. The evening passes in a leisurely dinner with much conversation, sometimes intimate. The connections between the parties are revealed throughout the evening. The movie includes several flashbacks, which at the start are not explained but which become understandable by the end.
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, 1h48
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Erotic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Debbie Rochon, Joe Fleishaker, Ron Jeremy, Trent Haaga, Corey Feldman, Eli Roth
Roles Dr. Flem Hocking
Rating63% 3.151153.151153.151153.151153.15115
When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, an explosion results in some unforeseeable consequences where it creates a dimensional tear between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of the superhuman powered hero's evil doppelgänger the Noxious Offender (Noxie). With the citizens of Tromaville unaware of the switch, Mayor Goldberg decides to combat "Toxie" by calling in every superhero he can afford.
Tromeo and Juliet, 1h45
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Will Keenan, Jane Jensen, Sean Gunn, Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman, Stephen Blackehart
Roles Found a Peanut Father
Rating62% 3.100073.100073.100073.100073.10007
Set in modern-day Manhattan, the film begins with the narrator (Lemmy of Motörhead) introducing two families: the Capulets and the Ques.

Director

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2h17
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, David Bautista, Benicio del Toro
Rating76% 3.8499653.8499653.8499653.8499653.849965
Après leurs premières aventures où ils ont affronté Ronan, les Gardiens de la Galaxie voyagent entre les planètes et vendent leurs services. Ils vont découvrir la mystérieuse filiation de Star-Lord.
Guardians of the Galaxy, 2h1
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Michael Rooker, Damion Poitier, Lee Pace
Rating80% 4.048254.048254.048254.048254.04825
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of space pirates led by Yondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb, after which Korath, a subordinate to the fanatical Kree, Ronan, intercepts him. Although Quill escapes with the orb, Yondu discovers his theft and issues a bounty for his capture, while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the orb.
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Rating43% 2.150852.150852.150852.150852.15085
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
Super
Super (2010)
, 1h36
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker
Rating67% 3.3993.3993.3993.3993.399
Short-order cook Frank Darbo (Rainn Wilson) says in voice-over that he has only two good memories from a disappointing life: marrying his beautiful wife, Sarah (Liv Tyler), and an incident in which he directed a police officer to catch a purse snatcher. Frank immortalizes these two events in a pair of crayon drawings that he hangs on his wall for inspiration.
Slither
Slither (2006)
, 1h35
Directed by James Gunn
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Jenna Fischer
Rating64% 3.249253.249253.249253.249253.24925
A meteorite housing a malevolent, sentient extraterrestrial parasite crashes into the town of Wheelsy, South Carolina. While frolicking in the woods with Brenda, local car dealer Grant Grant finds the parasite and is infected by it. The parasite takes over his body and absorbs his consciousness and memories. With the alien now in control of his body, 'Grant' begins to slowly change into a tentacled slug-like monster.