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James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies. Gunn dropped ... See full bio »

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 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (written by)
 2013 Movie 43 (written by - segment "Beezel")
 2010/I Super (written by)
 2006 Slither (written by)
 2004 LolliLove (screenplay - uncredited)
 2004 The Swidge (Short)
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (written by)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (screenplay)
 2004 Tube (Short) (written by)
 2002 Scooby-Doo (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 The Specials
 1999 Terror Firmer (book "All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" - inspiration)
 1997 Hamster PSA (Short)
 1996 Tromeo and Juliet (screenplay)
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Other Works:

"Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger" -- Book, Putnam/Penguin, 1998 See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 20 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, if life gives you assholes, make a Troma movie. See more »

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Has worked as a hospital orderly, bar musician, and quarry worker. See more »

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