James Gunn - Famous Actor

James Gunn Net Worth


James Gunn, the famous American writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and cartoonist, has a net worth of $50 million dollars. Born on August 5, 197 in St. Louis, Missouri, Gunn has achieved success with his work in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, as well as being recognized with various awards and accolades throughout his career.

Key facts:

  • James Gunn is an American writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and cartoonist.
  • He attended Jesuit St. Louis University High School and Saint Louis University before graduating from Columbia University School of Fine Arts.
  • He has written and directed several successful movies, including the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Super, and Slither.
  • In 2007, Gunn won a Filmmaker's Showcase Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
  • He has also authored two books: "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" and "The Toy Collector."

Basic Information About James Gunn

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsScreenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director, Television Producer, Television Director, Novelist, Musician, Cartoonist
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1970-08-05 (53 years old)
Place of birthSt. Louis
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHeavy use of tongue-in-cheek dialogue.
Unconventional characters
Nearly always casts Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, 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
His spiky hair
His films almost always deal with preserving humanity and optimism, through hard circumstances and bizzare events unfolding
SpouseJenna Fischer - (7 OctoberΒ 2000 - 2008)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did James Gunn win?


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James Gunn awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Grammy - Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaNomineeGuardians of the Galaxy2015
Hollywood Blockbuster Award - WinnerGuardians of the Galaxy2014
Hugo - Best Dramatic Presentation - Long FormWinnerGuardians of the Galaxy2015
Flicker Award - Best ReviewedWinnerGuardians of the Galaxy2014
NCFCA Award - Best Adapted ScreenplayWinnerGuardians of the Galaxy2015
Rondo Statuette - Best FilmWinnerGuardians of the Galaxy2014
Bradbury Award - WinnerGuardians of the Galaxy2015
Screenplay Competition - Best Adapted ScreenplayNomineeGuardians of the Galaxy2014
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Adapted ScreenplayNomineeGuardians of the Galaxy2015
Dragon Award - Best Science Fiction or Fantasy MovieNomineeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema - NomineeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22018
Grammy - Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaNomineeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22018
Chainsaw Award - Highest Body CountWinnerSlither2006
Bram Stoker Award - ScreenplayNomineeDawn of the Dead2004
Stinker Award - Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More than $100 Million Using Hollywood MathWinnerScooby-Doo2002
AQCC Award - WinnerSuper2011
Shocker Award of the Year - WinnerPG Porn2016

James Gunn roles

Movie / Series Role
The Suicide SquadDirector
The Suicide SquadWriter
Guardians of the GalaxyDirector
Guardians of the GalaxyWriter
Guardians of the GalaxyMaskless Sakaaran / Dancing Groot / Sakaarans
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Director
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Writer
Thir13en GhostsWriter
Movie 43Director
Movie 43Writer
SlitherHank (uncredited)
Dawn of the DeadWriter
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedWriter
The Belko ExperimentWriter
Melvin Goes to DinnerScott
The SpecialsWriter
The SpecialsMinute Man
Tromeo and JulietWriter
Tromeo and JulietFound a Peanut Father
Made in HollywoodSelf 3 episodes, 2011-2017
The BachelorSelf 1 episode, 2017
HollistonJohn Anguish 1 episode, 2013
Breaking InSelf 1 episode, 2012

James Gunn's Quotes

  • Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy happier.
  • On Scooby-Doo: "With all the difficulties plaguing the world over the past year, isn't it about time we had a hero who tells kids it's okay to be afraid?" "Scooby's the greatest cartoon character ever. He isn't cute like Mickey, or smart like Bugs, or fearless like Woody and Buzz -- he's a talking dog who's more human than I am. It's his humanity and imperfections that make him special."
  • If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, if life gives you assholes, make a Troma movie.
  • I saw Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) in a theater when it first came out, and it was so gritty and dark I felt sick to my stomach for a couple of days afterwards - like the evil of it stuck to my soul. Part of what was so frightening was Rooker, Michael's incredible performance. We normally distance ourselves from villains, but I almost felt for him as Henry. The last thing you want to do is identify with a serial killer. That's scarier than anything jumping out of the corner of a film frame.
  • I can't be told life is beautiful through a normal positive thinking book or a Hallmark movie; that language doesn't work for me.

James Gunn's photos

Interesting Facts about James Gunn

  1. The character "Gunn" on the TV series Angel (1999) was named such after Angel (1999) creator Joss Whedon worked with both James and his brother Sean Gunn.
  2. Is an avid comic book reader.
  3. Gunn worked as a hospital orderly, bar musician, and quarry worker before landing an interview for a summer job filing papers at Troma Films, but instead wound up being hired to write the screenplay for Tromeo and Juliet (1996) (and was paid $150 dollars to do so). He later choreographed the sex scenes for Tromeo and Juliet (1996). It would take him five years to write his first novel, "The Toy Collector". He also wrote the screenplays for The Specials (2000) and Tromeo and Juliet (1996) in two week binges. Was hired to write Scooby-Doo (2002) after doing a draft of Spy vs. Spy (1985) for Warner Bros. and director Jay Roach.
  4. Brother of actor Sean Gunn, writer Brian Gunn, filmmaker Matt Gunn and movie exec Patrick Gunn. Cousin of Mark Gunn. Former son-in-law of Anne Fischer.
  5. Was part of a consortium of teenaged amateur filmmakers called "The Splicers" in his native St. Louis; the consortium also included George Hickenlooper, Bill Boll, Tim Gallaher, Steve Goedde, and Chris Curtis.
  6. Gunn was the first person in cinema history to write back-to-back #1 for the weekend box office hits, with Dawn of the Dead (2004) on 19 March 2004 and Scooby Doo 2: De losgeslagen monsters (2004) one week later.
  7. Gunn is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack in the 2008 novel "Bad Moon Rising" by Jonathan Maberry. (Other such celebrities include Tom Savini, Brinke Stevens, Ken Foree, Stephen Susco, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs (aka John Bloom) and blues musician Mem Shannon.).
  8. Told the New York Times in August 2011 that the horror film with the most profound impact on him when he was young was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), because the most frightening aspect of all was that it moved him to relate to, or empathize, with the killer.
  9. Owns a hand-painted movie poster, directly sourced from Ghana, for Slither (2006).
  10. He has Irish and Czech ancestry.
  11. Ex-brother-in-law of Emily Fischer.

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