James Francis Gunn Jr.[1] (born 5 August 1966)[2][n 1] is an American filmmaker. He wrote an directit the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) an its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

James Gunn
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Gunn at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
BornJames Francis Gunn Jr.
(1966-08-05) 5 August 1966 (age 54)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
EddicationLoyola Marymount Varsity
Saint Louis Varsity (BA)
Columbia Varsity (MFA)
Years active1989–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Jenna Fischer (m. 2000; div. 2008)


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  1. "Songwriter/Composer: Gunn, James Francis Jr". Broadcast Music Inc. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  2. "A Star Is Born: James Gunn turns 51 today". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  3. "James Gunn Biography". Tribute. Toronto, Canada. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  4. "Notable Alumni: SLUH". St. Louis University High School. Archived frae the oreeginal on September 19, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014. James Gunn '84, filmmaker and screenwriter; Brian Gunn '88, screenwriter; Matt Gunn '90, writer for HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher; Sean Gunn '92, actor. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. Williams, Joe (July 31, 2014). "St. Louis director James Gunn goes galactic". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived frae the oreeginal on August 20, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. Gunn graduated from SLUH in 1984. (Several sources, including IMDb.com, say he was born in 1970, but you do the math.) Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)