James Gunn
James Gunn
James Gunn is an American writer, filmmaker, actor, musician and cartoonist.
Biography
James Gunn's personal information overview.
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Chris Pratt Said Filming This Movie ‘Ripped Open Some Wounds’ About His Father’s Death
Huffington Post - 3 months
Most people go to superhero movies to escape reality, but for Chris Pratt, working on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” actually helped him deal with the loss of his father.  Dan Pratt, the actor’s late father, died in 2014, while Pratt was filming “Jurassic World,” after years of living with multiple sclerosis. But Pratt wasn’t truly able to process his passing until he started shooting the sequel to the hugely popular Marvel space epic.  “The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment,” he said in a new interview with British GQ. “There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with ... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had.” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” follows Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (Pratt), and his merry b ...
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Baby Groot Gets In On The Action In First 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Sequel Teaser
Huffington Post - 4 months
The galaxy still needs guarding, obviously. So goes the first teaser and promotional campaign for Marvel’s hotly anticipated follow-up to the unexpected 2014 hit “Guardians of the Galaxy.” On Wednesday, director James Gunn shared a first look at the adventures to come with a teaser trailer and poster reuniting his lovable band of misfits, including Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and, of course, Groot (Vin Diesel).  Take a look at the trailer above and try and spot Baby Groot in the poster below:  He’s so tiiiiiiny.  “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters May 5, 2017. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Gene Wilder With Touching Notes On Social Media
Huffington Post - 6 months
Following the news of Gene Wilder’s death on Monday, celebrities came together online to remember the late star.  Harry Connick Jr., Mel Brooks and Tony Goldwyn, among many others, took to Twitter to share touching notes about the screen icon, best known for his role as Willy Wonka in 1971’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and his work in Mel Brooks comedies like “Blazing Saddles.”  Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship. — Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016 so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you ❤️ — Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 29, 2016 Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy: Gene Wilder, you were my youth! RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zK0v4d70gh — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 29, 2016 RIP # ...
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' cast members reveal behind-the-scenes photos from the sequel
LATimes - about 1 year
Looks like director James Gunn is getting the "Guardians of the Galaxy" band back together for round two. The original crew starring Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (who was played on set by Sean Gunn) and Groot (not pictured) are instagramming...
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There's A Big Reason Spider-Man Doesn't Look Like This Anymore
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Captain America: Civil War" is Marvel's opportunity to put Spider-Man into its cinematic universe. Now the movie's directors, the Russo brothers, are explaining that they're treating their great power with responsibility. That means no more dancing for you, Tobey Maguire. Sorry, bruh. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Joe Russo explained that the fact that Spider-Man is a high school student "differentiates him from every other character in the Marvel universe." He says it was "extremely important" that they cast somebody close to high school age. In the case of "Civil War," that turned out to be actor Tom Holland. "The previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We were very specific about that," said Joe. "We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes." "You go look at the home th ...
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There's A Big Reason Spider-Man Doesn't Look Like This Anymore
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Captain America: Civil War" is Marvel's opportunity to put Spider-Man into its cinematic universe. Now the movie's directors, the Russo brothers, are explaining that they're treating their great power with responsibility. That means no more dancing for you, Tobey Maguire. Sorry, bruh. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Joe Russo explained that the fact that Spider-Man is a high school student "differentiates him from every other character in the Marvel universe." He says it was "extremely important" that they cast somebody close to high school age. In the case of "Civil War," that turned out to be actor Tom Holland. "The previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We were very specific about that," said Joe. "We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes." "You go look at the home that To ...
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James Gunn Debunks 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Paternity Rumors
Huffington Post - over 1 year
James Gunn has developed a kind of mythic hero status within the Marvel community. Not only did he brilliantly bring the adventures of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord to life in "Guardians of the Galaxy," but he also relates to and communicates with fans in a way few directors have done before. He's one of us.  After rumors concerning the identity of Quill's long lost father -- supposedly a major plot point in the upcoming sequel -- swirled earlier this year, Gunn shot down theories that Bradley Cooper had spoiled anything in a bungled interview with MTV.  On Tuesday, Gunn made his final comment on those (false) rumors in a lengthy Facebook post and used the opportunity to put our spoiler culture on blast by asking readers, "Is this really what fandom wants to know?" Read the entire post below (hit "See More" for the whole thing):  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.s ...
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James Gunn Calls for a Kinder, Gentler Fandom Following Joss Whedon's Twitter Disappearance
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
"The angry contingent of fandom is getting more aggressive all the time."
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Asgard goes Hollywood with Hemsworth, Hiddleston
LATimes - over 3 years
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'Thor 2' Credits Scene Wasn't Directed By Alan Taylor
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As has become custom with Marvel superhero movies, "Thor: The Dark World" includes a mid-credits sequence that teases an upcoming film from the comic book giant. Not that "Thor" director Alan Taylor was completely thrilled about its inclusion. Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Thor: The Dark World. "I am very happy to not take responsibility," Taylor told Bleeding Cool when asked about the scene, which teases the upcoming Marvel film "Guardians of the Galaxy." While Taylor wouldn't confirm that the sequence was filmed by "Guardians" director James Gunn, Marvel head Kevin Feige told the site that it was, in fact, Gunn who filmed that scene. "It's a different tone," Taylor said of the tease. "I would have shot it differently. But I think it's cool that it reaches out and touches that other universe. That universe is coming. The 'Guardians' universe is really cool and wacky ... but that sequence in the credits, I would say, is the only part of the movie where I'm happy to give the credit a ...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Video of Vin Diesel on stilts fuels Groot buzz
LATimes - over 3 years
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IT'S OFFICIAL
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Bradley Cooper has joined the cast of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," the studio announced on Friday. Cooper will voice Rocket Raccoon in the science-fiction adventure, an animated raccoon who wields a giant machine gun. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Dave Bautista and Benicio Del Toro all star in the film, which is shooting now for release on Aug. 1, 2014. Cooper's involvement in "Guardians of the Galaxy" was first reported by the website Latino Review on Aug. 22. From the Marvel press release announcing Cooper's Rocket Raccoon role: In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy" will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014. Unconfirmed as of the moment is Vin Diesel's in ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Gunn
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In 2010, Gunn released the film Super, a dark comedy and superhero satire starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page.
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  • 2009
    Age 38
    However, by March 2009, Gunn announced, "PETS, unfortunately, is done.
    More Details Hide Details I'm gone. I left the project for various reasons. I hope it sees the light of day somehow, but it won't be with me attached as director."
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    In 2008, James Gunn was one of the judges on the VH1 reality television show Scream Queens where 10 unknown actresses compete for a role in the film Saw VI, where directed contestants during acting challenges.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details In an April 2009 interview on The Jace Hall Show, Gunn described Sparky and Mikaela as being "about a human racoon crime fighting team and they fight crime in both the forest world, among the furry animals, and in the human world". Gunn also has a short form web series for Spike.com titled James Gunn's PG Porn which made EW's The Must List.
  • 2006
    Age 35
    His directorial film debut was the 2006 horror-comedy Slither.
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  • 2004
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he also executive produced, and appeared in the mockumentary LolliLove, directed by and starring his then-wife Jenna Fischer.
  • 2002
    Age 31
    Gunn's first major Hollywood screenplay was Scooby-Doo in 2002.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    He married Emmy-award nominated actress Jenna Fischer on October 7, 2000, but after seven years of marriage Gunn and Fischer announced their separation in a joint statement on September 5, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Fischer and Gunn divorced less than a year later. Also James and Mia Matsumiya, the violinist for Kayo Dot, recently broke up after a lengthy relationship.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As a musician, Gunn released one album with his band, The Icons, Mom, We Like It Here on Earth. He has written music for the films The Low Life, as well as for Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2. He also wrote the story for Grasshopper Manufacture's video game Lollipop Chainsaw. Gunn is set to direct and write the Marvel Studios adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy. James Gunn was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He has four brothers, actor Sean Gunn, actor and political writer Matt Gunn, producer Patrick Gunn (formerly with Mosaic Media Group) and writer Brian Gunn, as well as one sister. Though the surname Gunn is usually Scottish, Gunn's name is from the Irish name MacGilGunn meaning "Sons to the Servants of the God of the Dead", therefore Gunn means "God of the Dead"?
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on August 5, 1970.
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