James Gunn made his career as an American filmmaker and an actor. He started working as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s. He first directed a horror-comedy film named Slither in the year 2006. After then, he made various movies, such as a superhero genre called Super in the year 2010, as well as the famous Guardians of the Galaxy in the year 2014 and its sequel, was released in the year 2017. His most recent movie was released in the year 2022, named Peacemaker.
James Gunn Early Life
James Gunn’s real life is James Francis Gunn Jr. He was brought up in this world on the 5th August of, 1966. He was Born in St. Louis, which is situated in Missouri in the U.S. He completed his graduation from Saint Louis University with the degree of BA and Columbia University with the degree of MFA. James Gunn was brought up with five siblings. He got his influence of becoming a screenwriter after watching low budget films such as Night of the Living Dead and Friday the 13th. He started making 8 mm zombie films with his brothers in their home at 12. He also attended the Loyola Marymount for two years to earn a degree in undergraduate film school.
James Gunn Career
James Gunn even joined a band named The Icon in the year 1989. They released songs such as Sunday as well as Walking Naked. These songs were featured in a movie named Tromeo and Juliet. But soon, they disbanded in the mid-1990s. But he never gave up on his passion for singing. He continued to compose songs for Scooby-Doo and Scooby–Doosters Unleashed, and Movie 43. After writing for Troma Films, he decided to produce and perform in a superhero comedy named The Specials, which Craig Mazin directed. He started his first screenplay named Scooby-Doo in the year 2002 and made the sequel for the Scooby-Doo movie. As these two screenplays went hit the box office for two consecutive weeks, he became the first screenwriter to do so. He made his debut as a director for the horror comedy named Slither in 2006. This film was included in the 50 best-reviewed horror movies. He even acted as a judge in a reality television sHow called Scream Queens, which was aired on VH1. In 2017, he wrote a horror film named The Belko Experiment. He wrote Peacemaker, which featured John Cena as the lead role, and it was aired on HBO Max.
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James Gunn Personal Life
James Gunn tied his knot with Jenna Fischer on 7th October 2000, but things didn’t are well, and they divorced on 5th September 2007. He has won The Filmmakers Showcase Award for his movie named Slither. He has won the Critics Choice Awards for the Best Action Film for his film called Guardians of the Galaxy.
James Gunn Net Worth
James Gunn has a net worth of $50 million. He has earned this through his interest and passion for screenwriting.