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Happy International Dance Day.
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James, I did two air turns and danced with the cat. Marko (-:)>+ roll the r
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Haha I love it. So cool, guys.
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me, too!!!!
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Part 3 of my Into the Night documentary episode with Michael Rooker. This part features cameos by Nathan Fillion and Andrew Royo.  Also there are quite a few blink-an-you'll-miss-them cameos by Jenny Mollen Biggs, Mikaela Hoover, Sean Gunn, Nick Holmes, Jimmy Urine, Jodie Sweetin, and Chantal Claret.  Can you spot them all???
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Can I cameo in GotG 2?
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Part 2 of the me and Rooker episode of Into the Night.
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Love it, guys.
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Great job with GotG, good luck with GotG 2.
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Haha. Hodor Vs Groot Rap Battle. Turned on CLOSED CAPTIONS for the lyrics.
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This is the first part of the German documentary series Into the Night I did with Michael Rooker a couple of years ago. It was really fun!
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Filmmaker, director, screenwriter
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  • Marvel Entertainment
    Writer/Director Guardians of the Galaxy, 2012 - present
  • Two Monkeys, a Goat, and Another, Dead, Monkey, Inc.
    present
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Los Angeles, California
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St. Louis, Missouri - New York City, New York - London, England
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The writer-director of SUPER, Slither PG Porn, and the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, the writer of the Dawn of the Dead remake, The Toy Collector novel, Tromeo & Juliet, The Specials & more.
Introduction

James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. At the age of twelve he began his filmmaking career with an eight-millimeter camera. His first film featured his brother Sean, later an actor on the WB’s The Gilmore Girls, being disemboweled by zombies.

While attending Columbia University in New York, Gunn applied for a part-time job filing papers at famed B-movie studios Troma Entertainment, and ended up writing the screenplay for the movie Tromeo & Juliet instead. He was paid $150 to do so. In 1997, Tromeo became a cult hit, playing in theaters around the world, including over a year of midnight screenings in Los Angeles.

Gunn left Troma to write and star (along with Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden-Church, and Jamie Kennedy) in the 2000 feature film, The Specials, about a group of superheroes on their day off.   In the same year, Bloomsbury Press released Gunn’s critically acclaimed novel The Toy Collector, the story of a hospital orderly who sells drugs to finance his escalating toy collecting addiction. He also wrote, with Lloyd Kaufman, the non-fiction book All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, currently in its fifth printing.

In 2002 the live action Scooby-Doo movie was released into theaters. Gunn wrote the screenplay for the film, which has grossed $300 million worldwide.

In March of 2004 Gunn became the first screenwriter in cinema history to write back-to-back #1-for-the-weekend box office hits, with the critically-acclaimed, re-imagined Dawn of the Dead on March 19, 2004 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed on March 26, 2004.

Gunn’s love for the comedy and horror genres coalesced in the humorous horror film SLiTHER, released by Universal in 2006.  Gunn wrote the film, his feature-film directorial debut, which stars Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks.  The film is currently featured on Rotten Tomatoes as one of the “Top Ten All–Time Best Reviewed Horror Films.”  It was named “The Best Horror film of 2006” by Rue Morgue Magazine, and James Gunn won a Saturn Award and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for his work on the film.

In 2008 Gunn created Xbox Live’s first ever original content, producing seven comedy shows by horror directors, and creating his own, Sparky & Mikaela.  Also in 2008, Gunn hosted the reality show Scream Queens for VH1, and began writing and directing the web series James Gunn’s PG Porn for Spike.com.  James Gunn’s PG Porn pairs mainstream actors and porn stars in comedy shorts.  It has received over twenty million hits online, has been remade by Canal + in France, and is one of the most profitable web series of all time.

Gunn wrote and directed the independent feature film, SUPER, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, and Kevin Bacon.  It is the dark, comedic tale of a disturbed man who dresses up as a superhero to save his ex-wife from her drug-dealing new boyfriend. It debuted as an Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and was released by IFC Films.

Gunn has also written the Warner Interactive/Grasshopper Studios video game, Lollipop Chainsaw, out on XBox and PS3.

Currently, Gunn is writing and directing the Marvel space epic Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, and Glenn Close, and living in Los Angeles with his dog, Dr. Wesley Von Spears and his cat Emily.

Education
  • Columbia, NYC
  • Saint Louis University
  • Sain Louis University High School
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