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James Gunn

James Francis Gunn Jr. is an American filmmaker who directed the Marvel superhero film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. James Gunn was born on 5th August 1970 as James Francis Gunn Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. As of 2019, his age is 52 years old with his birth sign Leo.

He is the son of father James F. Gunn and mother Leota Gunn. His father works as a partner and corporate attorney in the law firm, Thompson Coburn. He spent most of his childhood with his siblings named Sean Gunn, Matt Gunn, Brian Gunn, Patrick Gunn, and Beth Gunn. His brother Sean is an actor, Matt is a political writer, and Patrick is a former VP of Artisan Entertainment.

James holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnic background. Regarding his education, he attended the St. Louis University High School and graduated in 1984. Then later he received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University. After that, he received his Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1995.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of James Gunn?

James Gunn has an estimated net worth of around $50 million dollars as of 2019. He made this fortune earnings from numerous successful movies. However, the actual salary of James is not available at the moment. He won a Filmmaker’s Showcase Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in 2007.

He was also nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Dawn of the Dead and won the Chainsaw Award for Highest Body Count for Slither in 2006. Gunn also won two Razzie Awards for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay for Movie 43 in 2014.

Besides this, James wrote and executive produced Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. Also, he has authored the books All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger and The Toy Collector. There is no further information about his cars, properties and etc.  Looking at the huge net worth of James, we are sure that he is spending a very luxurious life along with his family.

Is James Gunn still Married to Actress?

James Gunn is once a married man, he married American actress Jenna Fischer. They had originally met in the St. Louis area through Gunn’s brother Sean, who had acted in plays alongside Fischer in high school.

The couple married on October 7, 2000, in an event that Gunn’s hometown paper said was officiated by Lloyd Kaufman but which Gunn later clarified had not been. They said he was married by Lloyd Kaufman, which is not true.

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Caption: James Gunn with his ex-wife
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After seven years of marriage, Gunn and Fischer announced their separation in a joint statement on September 5, 2007, divorcing in 2008. The couple had no children. After the divorcing, Gunn has been in a relationship with actress Jennifer Holland since 2015.

Body Look

James Gunn stands on the average height of 6 feet with matching body weight. He is tall and slim with fair white complexion. Similarly, he has blue eyes with brown hair color.

James Gunn’s Career

James was inspired by many low-budget films where filmmakers showed creativity even with limited resources. The idea of getting the best out of the actors and a good script seemed more important to him than an extravagant approach. This inspired him to become a scriptwriter and one day start making his own films.

In the mid-1990s, he joined Troma Entertainment, an American independent film production, and distribution company, where he learned the various aspects of the show business. After that, he learned about direction, scouting, scriptwriting, and distribution of films with the association and wrote the script of an independent film titled ‘Tromeo and Juliet’ as well.

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Caption: James Gunn filmmaker
Source: dreshare

 

In 2000, James wrote the script of the comedy superhero film ‘The Specials’ which he also produced. The same year, he appeared in a cameo role in another comedy superhero movie ‘Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV’.
His first big work came in the year 2002 when he wrote the script of the American live-action/computer-animated family adventure film ‘Scooby-Doo,’ which was based on the animated series of the same title.
Then he wrote the script of and produced the film, ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004.’ Also, he was the screenwriter of the 2004 action horror film ‘Dawn of the Dead’, directed by Zack Snyder.

Works as a Feature Film Director

James waited a long time to make his debut as a feature film director. But after the release of his directorial debut ‘Slither’ in 2006, there was no looking back where his unique take on the fiction horror genre set him apart from the rest.
Then he was praised for his fresh approach to the genre and for delivering a well-made horror fantasy film. After that, he wrote, directed, and acted in the 2010 superhero dark comedy film ‘Super’.
But then later, he directed the infamous anthology comedy film ‘Movie 43’ which was mocked by the audience as well as the critics. In the year 2014, the Marvel Cinematic Universe chose James for their superhero film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Then he wrote the script of the movie and also directed it. The movie won him multiple awards. Moreover, he reprised his roles as the screenwriter and director in the sequel of the film three years later.

How much is he active on Social Sites?

James is active on social sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has more than 1m followers on his official Instagram account and over 627k followers on his official Twitter account. Likewise, his Facebook account holds 585k followers.

Facts of James Gunn

Full NameJames Francis Gunn Jr.
Net Worth$50 million
Date Of Birth5th August 1970
Age49 years 9 months
Place Of Birthin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height6 feet
ProfessionFilmmaker
EducationSt. Louis University High School
NationalityAmerician
SpouseJenna Fischer (2000-2008)
Parentsfather James F. Gunn, mother Leota Gunn.
SiblingsSean Gunn, Matt Gunn, Brian Gunn, Patrick Gunn, and Beth Gunn
Star SignLeo

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