Know About James Gunn; Movies, Twitter, Net Worth, Wife, Siblings

James-Gunn
Published Date: 16 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 16 Mar, 2019

Nothing beats the sheer joy for a filmmaker to return to his movie series. To the most recent, James Gunn is into the list after the Disney Entertainment enables his ban to helm their movies.

Born as James Francis Gunn Jr., the American Filmmaker is known for directing superhero films. Some of his worth defining sci-fi movies are Super (2010), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

James Gunn Bio & Family

The filmmaker was born on 5 August 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri. His parents, Leota and James F. Gunn raised him, and four of his siblings named Sean, Matt, Brian and Beth between St.Louis and Manchester. James father, James Sr. is an attorney by profession while some of his siblings are into entertainment showbiz. His brother, Sean is an actor known for his role of a Kirk Gleason in the 2007 TV show, Gilmore Girls. James another brothers, Matt and Brian, are both screenwriters and producers.

James along with brothers went to the Jesuit St. Louis University High School to complete their graduation in 1984. After that, James attended the Saint Louis University to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career & Net Worth

The 52-year-old has a net worth of $40 million from his work into movies since 1989. He ventured into film making in 1995 with a production firm, Troma Entertainment and wrote their film titled Tromeo and Juliet.

The most significant part of his fortunes is made by the 2014 blockbuster film, Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie with a production cost of around $196 million generated $733.3 million at the B.O. Similarly, James is also set to direct the third installment of the Guardian after the Disney production rehired him.


James Gunn shares the rehiring news on 16 March 2019 (Picture: James Twitter)

The Disney team cut-ties with him after conspiracy theorist, Mike Cervonich notified the company about James Twitter post in July 2016. His Twitter sharing was all the funny jokes about rape, child abuse, and pedophilia between 2008 and 2012. However, the Disney team in March 2019 again reinstated to work with him.

James & His Wife Ended Seven Years Of Marriage

Besides his striking career, James was married to American actress, Jenna Fischer. He and his former wife exchanged wedding vows on 7 October 2000. There were rumors that the filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman officiated the pair at the wedding. Nonetheless, James clarified that Lloyd just gave a wedding speech at the venue.

Sadly, after seven years of matrimony, they parted ways. The duo announced their separation on 5 September 2007 followed by divorce in 2008. The former first met through James brother, Sean in St. Louis where Sean and Jenna acted in the high school.

James Gunn with former wife Jenna Fischer at the European Gala screening of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ in London on 24 April 2017 (Picture: Zimbio)

As if for now, the director shares a happy relationship with actress Jennifer Holland since 2015.

Some Interesting Facts About James Gunn

  • James surname is derived from the Irish name MacGilGunn which means “sons to the servants of the god of the dead.”
  • Prior filmmaking, he established a band named The Icons, in 1989. In the musical group, James was a lead vocalist.
  • James is an avid comic book reader.
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