James Gunn

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James Gunn (born August 5, 1970) is an American writer, filmmaker, actor, musician and cartoonist. Gunn began his career in filmmaking with Troma Entertainment, for whom he wrote and co-directed the critically acclaimed independent film Tromeo and Juliet. After contributing to several other films for Troma, Gunn wrote, produced and performed in his own superhero comedy, The Specials, directed by Craig Mazin and featuring Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden Church, Paget Brewster, Judy Greer and Jamie Kennedy. Gunn's first major Hollywood screenplay was Scooby-Doo in 2002. In 2004, he wrote the initial screenplay for the remake of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, but left the project early to work on Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. That same year he also executive produced, and appeared in the mockumentary LolliLove, directed by and starring his then-wife Jenna Fischer. His directorial film debut was the 2006 horror-comedy Slither.
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