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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 »

"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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Movie 43
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Slither
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 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (written by)
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 2004 LolliLove (screenplay - uncredited)
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 2004 Dawn of the Dead (screenplay)
 2002 Scooby-Doo (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (screenplay - uncredited)
 2000 The Specials
 1999 Terror Firmer (book "All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" - inspiration)
 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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Alternate Names:

The Sneepers

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I like the Nova Corps; I just don't like Nova that much! He's okay, you know? I just don't like that helmet! See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed for summer job filing papers at Troma Films, and was instead hired to write the screenplay for Tromeo and Juliet (1996) (and was paid $150 dollars to do so). See more »

Trademark:

Nearly always casts Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Lloyd Kaufman, brother Sean Gunn and Rob Zombie in his movies. His dog Wesley Von Spears often get the roles as well. See more »

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Leo

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