James Gunn

Writer + Actor + Musician
Born Aug 5, 1970

James Gunn is an American writer, filmmaker, actor, musician and cartoonist.

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1970 Birth Born on August 5, 1970.


2000 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Outside of filmmaking and television, Gunn also penned a novel in 2000, The Toy Collector, and with Troma's President Lloyd Kaufman co-wrote All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, about his experiences with Kaufman while working at Troma. … Read More


2002 31 Years Old Gunn's first major Hollywood screenplay was Scooby-Doo in 2002.
2004 33 Years Old In 2004, he wrote the initial screenplay for the remake of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, but left the project early to work on Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old His directorial film debut was the 2006 horror-comedy Slither.
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Gunn's next projects included the comedy short film Humanzee! which was originally intended exclusively for the Xbox Live's Horror Meets Comedy series of short comedy films by horror directors, it was replaced with Sparky and Mikaela which debuted on Xbox Live on December 31, 2008. … Read More
2009 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Gunn announced he was going to write and direct Pets, a comedy about a man who is abducted by aliens who want to turn him into a household pet with Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer producing.
2010 39 Years Old In 2010, Gunn released the film Super, a dark comedy and superhero satire starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page.
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