James Gunn Biography
(Director Known for His Films: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’)
Birthday: August 5, 1966 (Leo)
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
James Francis Gunn Jr. is an American filmmaker who directed the Marvel superhero movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. He also wrote the script for the movie. He won multiple awards for his contribution to the film, including a Critics' Choice Awards for Best Action Film. Despite being born into a family of lawyers, James and his brothers became interested in the show business at a young age. He developed a fascination for filmmaking as a little boy and started making short zombie movies when he was just 12. Gunn’s directorial debut film ‘Slither’, a horror fantasy film, earned him a lot of praise from the critics as well as the audiences. He won two awards, including the Saturn Award for The Filmmakers Showcase Award, in 2007. In his career so far, he has directed and written scripts for many popular films and television productions. Some of his notable works as a screenwriter are the superhero comedy ‘The Specials’, the family adventure film ‘Scooby-Doo,’ as well as its sequel. Apart from directing and scriptwriting, Gunn has also acted in a few films and television shows, though only in special scenes.