James Gunn

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Full Name James Gunn
Age 54 Years Old
Nick Name James Francis Gunn Jr
Gender Male
Birth Date August 5th, 1966
Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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About James Gunn

An American film director, producer, and screenwriter, James Gunn is best known for his notable works as a director which include Slither (2006), Super (2010), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). He began making films at the age of 12. Before he began his film career, he did odd jobs which included working as a bar musician, quarry worker, and as a hospital orderly. He was the lead vocalist of the band "The Icons", which launched their debut album titled "Mom, We Like It Here On Earth" with Ancient Lizard Records in 1994. He made his theatrical film debut in the action comedy-drama "Tromeo and Juliet" as Found a Peanut Father in 1996, as well as he was also the writer, associate director, and producer of the film. Similarly, he made his first TV show appearance in the comedy-drama series The "Tromaville Cafe" in 1997 as Mike the Crazy Boom Guy. It was also the first TV series that he wrote and directed. In addition, he has also won several awards from his careers such as Chainsaw Award, Saturn Award, Golden Raspberry Award, and many others. As recent news, James extends an open invitation for DC filmmakers to visit the set in a heartwarming tweet.

Famous For

  • Being an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • For his notable works as a director which include Slither (2006), Super (2010), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

James Gunn, a famous film director, producer, and screenwriter

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Early Life of James Gunn

On 5th August 1966, James Gunn took birth with the real name or full name of James Francis Gunn Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. American is his nationality and he belongs to mixed ethnicity. He is of Irish and Czech descent. Similarly, he belongs to the Christianity religion. His star sign is Leo whereas his race is white. He celebrates his birthday on 5th August of every year and he had celebrated his 54th birthday as of 2020. His father James F. Gunn is a former attorney whereas his mother's Leota Gunn's profession is unknown. He has five siblings: actor Sean, actor and political writer Matt, screenwriter Brian, Patrick, and Beth. Gunn passed out from Jesuit St. Louis University High School in 1984. He then joined an undergraduate film school at Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, for a 2-year course. But for the reasons unknown, he did not complete the course. He then earned a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1995.

Career of James Gunn

  • James Gunn kicks off his singing career by founding a band, "The Icons", in 1989, serving as lead vocalist. And in 1994, the band launched the album "Mom, We Like It Here on Earth" whereas its songs "Sunday" and "Walking Naked" were featured in the film Tromeo and Juliet. 
  • Then he continued to work in music, composing songs for Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters, Unleashed, and Movie 43.
  • After that, he commenced his acting career in 1995 from Troma Entertainment, for which he wrote the independent film "Tromeo and Juliet".
  • After then, he wrote, produced, and performed in the superhero comedy "The Specials" in 2000, whereas his first major Hollywood screenplay was "Scooby-Doo" in 2002.
  • Similarly, he wrote the screenplays for the remake of "Dawn of the Dead" and the sequel "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" in 2004 as well as the executive produced and starred in the mockumentary "LolliLove" in the following year.
  • His film directorial debut was the 2006 horror-comedy "Slither", which was included on the Rotten Tomatoes' list of the 50 Best-Ever Reviewed Horror Movies.
  • In addition, he has also a short-form web series for Spike.com titled "James Gunn's PG Porn".
  • He was also a judge on the VH1 reality television show "Scream Queens" in 2008.
  • Following, he announced he was going to write and direct "Pets" in 2009, but he left the project for various reasons.
  • Later, he launched  "Super", a dark comedy in 2010, and in the same year, he co-wrote and directed the Marvel Studios adaptation of "Guardians of the Galaxy", which was released on 1st August 2014.

Director of Guardians of the Galaxy

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  • Thenceforth, he wrote and directed "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)" and he was slated to direct "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3", but in July 2018, Disney fired him as the director amid controversy over off-color jokes he had tweeted. But again in March 2019, he was rehired after a mass public appeal, many saying he was the reason for the previous movies' successes.
  • Subsequently, he was hired to write a completely new script for "The Suicide Squad" in October 2018 and he was officially confirmed to direct "The Suicide Squad" in January 2019.
  • Furthermore, he has also written a novel in 2000, "The Toy Collector" as well as he wrote the story for Grasshopper Manufacture's video game Lollipop Chainsaw, working with game designer Suda 51.
  • As a piece of fresh news, he extends an open invitation for DC filmmakers to visit the set in a heartwarming tweet. In a heartwarming tweet, James Gunn is taking continued steps to bridge his life at DC with his life at Marvel. In his tweet, Gunn also lists several DC filmmakers and creators he would like to show around the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" sets.
  • Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gunn has assured fans in the past that "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" has not had its production or filming schedule affected. 

Awards and Achievements of James Gunn

  • Chainsaw Award
  • Saturn Award
  • Golden Raspberry Award
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • Critics' Choice Awards
  • Best Director Award

Personal Life of James Gunn

James Gunn with his ex-wife, Jenna Fischer

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Reflecting on James's personal life, he is a married guy. He tied a knot with actress Jenna Fischer on 7th October 2000, but after seven years of marriage, Gunn and Fischer announced their separation in a joint statement on 5th September 2007, divorcing in 2008. Then, he has been in a relationship with actress Jennifer Holland since 2015. The two have been spotted together on several occasions. The couple seems happy, and they have continued posting their loved-up pictures on social media. The couple's relationship is expectational till now and hopes it will be in the future too. In addition, regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight.

James Gunn with his girlfriend, Jennifer Holland

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Net Worth of James Gunn

Moving towards James's net worth, Gunn is thought to have a worth $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth and other sources. Previously he had written for the live-action Scooby-Doo films and had served as writer and director on low-budget projects like "Slither" and "Super". With his hard work and the luck by his side, he can double the amount of wealth she has of today. He is sincere in his work. But, he is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for himself and his family. He has also a fine amount of salary, which is also around millions of dollars per year. Furthermore, his primary source of income is from a director, producer, and screenwriting career and he is satisfied and happy with it. Gunn has endorsed a brand named "Funko" from where he earns a considerable amount of money.

Body Measurement of James Gunn

James Gunn stands at an excellent height of 6 ft or 183 cm whereas his body weight is around 72 kg or 158.5 lbs. His sensible thoughts with a good sense of humor greatly attract his spectators to their TV screen. He had the perfect body combined with good looks. Talking about his hair color, it is dark brown and his eyes are blue. His high forehead, short spiky hairstyle, thick-rimmed glass are his body's distinctive features. Regarding his body build type, it is average. He does regular exercise to keep his body healthy, fit, and fine.