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Raja Gosnell is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer and Editor American born on 9 december 1958 at Los Angeles (USA)

Raja Gosnell

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Birth name Raja Raymond Gosnell
Nationality USA
Birth 9 december 1958 (65 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Raja Raymond Gosnell (born December 9, 1958) is an American film director and film editor best known for directing the films Never Been Kissed, Big Momma's House, Scooby-Doo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Smurfs. Gosnell was named after his father's Saudi friend, Raja Mohideen.

Best films

The Smurfs (2011)
(Director)
Home Alone (1990)
(Editor)
Pretty Woman (1990)
(Editor)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
(Editor)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
(Editor)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
(Director)

Usually with

John Hughes
John Hughes
(5 films)
Phil Méheux
Phil Méheux
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Raja Gosnell (26 films)

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Actor

Mrs. Doubtfire, 2h5
Directed by Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Children's films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Robin Williams, Sally Field, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Pierce Brosnan
Roles Sound Technician (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.550873.550873.550873.550873.55087
Daniel Hillard is a voice actor living in San Francisco, California. Daniel is doing voices for a cat and bird cartoon, and has objections to the bird smoking a cigarette. He says it teaches kids that it's cool to smoke and he will not do it. The producers tell him to either follow the script or lose his job. Daniel chooses to quit, and walks out.

Director

The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Rating53% 2.660412.660412.660412.660412.66041
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara
Rating54% 2.706672.706672.706672.706672.70667
As the Smurfs get ready for the Blue Moon Festival, Papa Smurf sees in his cauldron a vision of Clumsy Smurf reaching for a dragon wand and the Smurfs in cages while Gargamel laughs. Not wanting this vision to come true, Papa Smurf disallows Clumsy to pick Smurf Roots. Clumsy disobeys Papa and ends up unintentionally leading Gargamel and Azrael to the village. The Smurfs all flee for their lives while Clumsy unknowingly runs towards the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy running after him. They find him at the edge of a cliff, and while trying to help him up, they are sucked into a gigantic vortex that spirits them to present day New York City. To make matters worse, Gargamel and Azrael follow and the Smurfs end up in the apartment of Patrick and Grace Winslow, a married and expectant couple and their Basset Hound Elway. After clarifying things, the Winslows befriend them and allow them to stay in their apartment. The next day, needing to find a "star gazer" (a telescope), the Smurfs follow Patrick to his work place at Anjelou Cosmetics, misunderstanding the previous explanation of his job as fortune-telling. He calls Grace to pick them up.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua, 1h31
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo, Drew Barrymore, Manolo Cardona, Andy García, José María Yazpik
Rating39% 1.977281.977281.977281.977281.97728
In Beverly Hills, California, wealthy heiress Vivian "Viv" Ashe leaves her richly pampered pet chihuahua, Chloe, with her irresponsible niece, Rachel, while she embarks on a business trip for ten days. Papi, the gardener Sam's pet Chihuahua of Mexican descent, has an unrequited crush on Chloe, by which she is disgusted. Rachel decides to go to Mexico with her friends and stay at a hotel by the beach. When Rachel leaves Chloe alone in the hotel room to go dancing at a club, Chloe goes looking for her. Chloe gets dog-napped as she tries to find Rachel and is sent to the dog fights in Mexico City. There, she meets a street-smart German Shepherd named Delgado. Rachel comes back to the hotel and is frantic when she finds Chloe missing.
Yours, Mine & Ours, 1h30
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Rip Torn, Linda Hunt, Katija Pevec, Sean Faris
Rating55% 2.7591352.7591352.7591352.7591352.759135
High-school sweethearts Frank Beardsley (a widowed U.S. Coast Guard admiral, currently serving as superintendent of the US Coast Guard Academy) and Helen North (a widowed handbag designer), are reunited when Frank and his family move back to his hometown of New London, Connecticut. After unexpectedly encountering each other at a restaurant while on separate dates, they run into each other again at their 30-year class reunion.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, 1h33
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Prinze, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Seth Green, Peter Boyle
Rating52% 2.6172352.6172352.6172352.6172352.617235
Mystery Inc. (Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo) attend the opening of an exhibition at the Coolsonian Criminology Museum commemorating their past solved cases with monster costumes on display. However, the celebrations are interrupted by the Evil Masked Figure who steals two costumes using the reanimated Pterodactyl Ghost. The gang are ridiculed by journalist Heather Jasper Howe who starts a smear campaign against them. Concluding an old enemy is the mastermind, the gang revisit old cases, dismissing the former Pterodactyl Ghost, Jonathan Jacobo, due to his death during a failed prison escape, they guess Jeremiah Wickles, the Black Knight Ghost’s portrayer, is the culprit.
Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo (2002)
, 1h26
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Neil Fanning, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Prinze, Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini
Rating53% 2.6630252.6630252.6630252.6630252.663025
In a warehouse, the Mystery, Inc. gang illustrates a plan to catch the Luna Ghost who has kidnapped Daphne Blake (Sarah Michelle Gellar), flying around with her bound and gagged which goes astray but ends with Shaggy Rogers (Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo (voiced by Neil Fanning) causing the Ghost to be caught. The gang unmasks the Luna Ghost, who is revealed the janitor of the Wow-O-Toy Factory, Old Man Smithers, who wanted revenge after Pamela Anderson refused to go out with him (it is implied that he kidnapped Daphne, mistaking her for Pamela). After solving the mystery, constant arguments among the members of Mystery Incorporated about Fred Jones (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) taking credit for Velma Dinkley's (Linda Cardellini) ideas and Daphne always getting kidnapped cause the gang to go their separate ways, much to the dismay of Shaggy and Scooby.
Big Momma's House, 1h35
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington, Anthony Anderson
Rating52% 2.6074852.6074852.6074852.6074852.607485
The film begins in an illegal underground dog-fighting arena in Korea, where an FBI agent named John Maxwell (Paul Giamatti) has been identified. John is ordered to be killed by a Korean mob boss, but is eventually rescued by his undercover partner and master of disguise, Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence). Suddenly, a group of FBI agents storm around the arena. Meanwhile, a criminal named Lester Vesco (Terrence Howard), who was originally serving a life sentence in prison for murder and armed robbery, escapes from his cell by killing the doctor and stealing his car. The FBI assigns Malcolm and John to capture Lester by sending them to small-town Cartersville, Georgia to stake out the house of a fat, elderly African American woman named Hattie Mae Pierce (Ella Mitchell; whom her friends call "Big Momma"), the estranged Southern grandmother of Lester's ex-girlfriend, Sherry Pierce (Nia Long), who supposedly aided Lester in his original bank robbery by giving him the key to the vault. After Big Momma unexpectedly leaves town to help her ill friend within a couple of weeks, Malcolm and John sneak into her house to plant security cameras and tap the phones. Sherry later calls Big Momma's house and Malcolm disguises his voice as Big Momma in order to lure Sherry and possibly obtain a confession. The plan works, in which Malcolm and John work together on a Big Momma disguise costume before Sherry's arrival the next day.
Never Been Kissed, 1h47
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about journalists, Children's films
Actors Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Leelee Sobieski, Jeremy Jordan, Molly Shannon
Rating60% 3.001463.001463.001463.001463.00146
Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) is an insecure copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times who has never had a real relationship. One day, her editor-in-chief, Rigfort (Garry Marshall) assigns her to report undercover at a high school to help parents become more aware of their children's lives.
Home Alone 3, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Scarlett Johansson, Lenny Von Dohlen, David Thornton
Rating46% 2.307682.307682.307682.307682.30768
Peter Beaupre, Alice Ribbons, Burton Jernigan, and Earl Unger, four internationally wanted criminals working for a North Korean terrorist group, have stolen a US$10 million missile cloaking computer chip. The thieves put it inside a toy remote control car to sneak it past security at San Francisco International Airport. However, a luggage mix-up occurs, causing a woman named Mrs. Hess to inadvertently take the thieves' bag containing the remote control car while returning home to Chicago. The four thieves arrive in Chicago and systematically search every house in Hess's suburban neighborhood to find the chip.

Scriptwriter

Beverly Hills Chihuahua, 1h31
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo, Drew Barrymore, Manolo Cardona, Andy García, José María Yazpik
Rating39% 1.977281.977281.977281.977281.97728
In Beverly Hills, California, wealthy heiress Vivian "Viv" Ashe leaves her richly pampered pet chihuahua, Chloe, with her irresponsible niece, Rachel, while she embarks on a business trip for ten days. Papi, the gardener Sam's pet Chihuahua of Mexican descent, has an unrequited crush on Chloe, by which she is disgusted. Rachel decides to go to Mexico with her friends and stay at a hotel by the beach. When Rachel leaves Chloe alone in the hotel room to go dancing at a club, Chloe goes looking for her. Chloe gets dog-napped as she tries to find Rachel and is sent to the dog fights in Mexico City. There, she meets a street-smart German Shepherd named Delgado. Rachel comes back to the hotel and is frantic when she finds Chloe missing.

Producer

Smurfs: The Lost Village, 1h29
Directed by Kelly Asbury
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Jack McBrayer, Joe Manganiello, Dee Bradley Baker
Roles Executive Producer
Rating60% 3.008043.008043.008043.008043.00804
La légende d’un autre village de Schtroumpfs pourrait se révéler vraie. Après la découverte d’une mystérieuse carte géographique, la Schtroumpfette se lance à la recherche du village, accompagnée du Schtroumpf à lunettes, du Schtroumpf costaud et du Schtroumpf maladroit. Mais comme toujours, Gargamel rôde à proximité.

Editor

Nine Months, 1h43
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Children's films
Actors Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams
Roles Editor
Rating55% 2.751682.751682.751682.751682.75168
Child psychologist Samuel Faulkner (Hugh Grant) has an ideal romance with ballet teacher Rebecca Taylor (Julianne Moore). Rebecca is thinking about marriage and children. Samuel is against the idea of marriage as he is happy with how things are between them. This all changes when Rebecca declares she is pregnant and when questioned by Samuel about her birth control she replies birth control is only 97% time effective. His fears mount due to his encounters with overbearing couple Marty (Tom Arnold) & Gail (Joan Cusack) and their unruly daughters, as well as the confusing advice he gets from his perpetually single artist friend (Jeff Goldblum). They meet their Doctor Kosevich (Robin Williams) who happens to be Russian. Samuel is confused and unsure about what to do. Feeling neglected Rebecca leaves him and moves in with Marty and Gail. Samuel tries to contact her but she does not respond. When a girl makes a move on Samuel he declines saying he's not ready to move on yet. When he sees an ultrasound of his soon-to-be-born son, he decides that it is time to take responsibility before it is too late. He sells his Porsche buys a family van and gets back together with Rebecca. He marries her and they have the baby together.
Miracle on 34th Street, 1h54
Directed by Les Mayfield
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Santa Claus in film, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J. T. Walsh, Kathy Bates
Roles Editor
Rating66% 3.3013353.3013353.3013353.3013353.301335
When Cole's Department Store's Santa Claus gets drunk before taking part in the Thanksgiving parade, Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins), Cole's director of special events, fires him and must find a replacement immediately. She spots an old man (Richard Attenborough) berating the inebriated Santa, and begs him to take over. He introduces himself as Kris Kringle. Kris does so well during the parade that he is immediately hired to be Cole's main Santa for the holiday period. All the children in New York begin to believe that he is the real Santa, with the exception of Dorey's six-year-old daughter Susan (Mara Wilson). Dorey's boyfriend, Bryan Bedford (Dylan McDermott), does his best to convince Susan to believe. While being babysat one night by Kris, Susan shares with him her Christmas wish, she would like a dad, a house (used every year for the Cole's catalogue photoshoot) and a baby brother. Kris asks if she would begin to believe in Santa if she got all those things. Susan agrees that she would.
Mrs. Doubtfire, 2h5
Directed by Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Children's films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Robin Williams, Sally Field, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Pierce Brosnan
Roles Editor
Rating71% 3.550873.550873.550873.550873.55087
Daniel Hillard is a voice actor living in San Francisco, California. Daniel is doing voices for a cat and bird cartoon, and has objections to the bird smoking a cigarette. He says it teaches kids that it's cool to smoke and he will not do it. The producers tell him to either follow the script or lose his job. Daniel chooses to quit, and walks out.