James Gunn is an actor, director, writer and producer from the American film industry. He was born on August 5th, 1970, in Missouri, United States. Gunn hails from Irish ancestry, and surname means a child to the servers of the god of the deceased. His father worked at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and his siblings are Sean, an actor, Matt, a political writer and Beth. He read magazines since a very young age. Gunn completed his schooling from St. Louis High School and graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then obtained a Master degree in Arts from the University of Columbia in 1995.
Gunn formed a band in 1999 called The Icons in which he was the main vocalist. The group attained success in the local region and also performed many albums like Mom, and We Like It Here On Earth. He started his directorial career in 1995 with Troma Entertainment. He was the writer of Tromeo and Juliet. His first comedy film was The Specials. His first screenplay was Scooby-Doo. Slither was his directorial debut film. He directed Humanzee, a comedy movie. He also directed a web series for Spike.com named James Gunn’s PG Porn which made up to EW’s The Must List. In 2008, he appeared as a judge in VH1’s Scream Queens, a Tv reality show. He planned to direct Pets, a comedy film in 2009 but left the project due to several reasons.
He then released Super, a paladin and mockery comedy film and Marvel Studios in 2014. Some famous films of Gunn include The Tromaville Cafe, Tromeo and Juliet, The Specials, The Ghouls, Scooby-Doo, Melvin Goes To Dinner, Lolli Love, LocoCycle, Guardians of the Galaxy, Con Man, and the Belko Experiment. Gunn was married to actress
Jenna Fischer since 2000. They both had met in St. Louis through Sean, Gunn’s brother. They, however, separated after seven years of marriage in 2007. He also dated a violinist, Mia and model, Melissa. Gunn is currently in a relationship with Jennifer Holland. Gunn received many awards and nominations.
Some of them are Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay in Dawn of the Dead, Saturn Award for The Filmmakers Showcase Award, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay and Director, Hollywood Film Awards for Blockbuster of the Year, and Critics Choice Award for Best Action Film.