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Also Known As: Raja Raymond Gosnell Died:
Born: December 9, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: director, film editor

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Since taking the leap into directing in the mid-1990s, former film editor Raja Gosnell has earned himself a solid reputation behind the camera. As one of Hollywood's busiest film editors throughout the 1980s and '90s, Gosnell cut his teeth on such blockbusters as "Pretty Woman," "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire" before making his directorial debut in 1997 with "Home Alone 3." Once a cash-cow franchise for 20th Century Fox, the highly popular "Home Alone" series started off promisingly in 1990, raking in a whopping $286 million in its initial release. The first sequel, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), was also a hit, grossing over $175 million domestically, yet it still proved to be somewhat of a disappointment.

Since taking the leap into directing in the mid-1990s, former film editor Raja Gosnell has earned himself a solid reputation behind the camera. As one of Hollywood's busiest film editors throughout the 1980s and '90s, Gosnell cut his teeth on such blockbusters as "Pretty Woman," "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire" before making his directorial debut in 1997 with "Home Alone 3." Once a cash-cow franchise for 20th Century Fox, the highly popular "Home Alone" series started off promisingly in 1990, raking in a whopping $286 million in its initial release. The first sequel, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), was also a hit, grossing over $175 million domestically, yet it still proved to be somewhat of a disappointment.

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  Smurfs, The (2011)
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  Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) Director
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  Scooby-Doo (2002) Director
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  Big Momma's House (2000) Director
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  Never Been Kissed (1999) Director
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  Home Alone 3 (1997) Director
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  Soldier's Revenge (1984) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

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Raised in Los Angeles
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Was an assistant editor on Robert Altman¿s "Quintet" (1979) and "HealtH" (1980)
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Graduated to editor on the musical-comedy "Popeye" also directed by Altman
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Assisted Oscar-winning editor William Reynolds on a number of films
1982:
First solo credit, the Oscar-nominated live action short "The Silence"
1988:
First worked with long-time collaborator, director Chris Columbus, on "Heartbreak Hotel"
1990:
Worked with director Garry Marshall on the romantic comedy "Pretty Woman"
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Re-teamed with Columbus on "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992)
1993:
Again worked as editor for Columbus' comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire"
1995:
Fifth collaboration with Columbus for the comedy "Nine Months"
1997:
Made feature directorial debut with "Home Alone 3"
1999:
Directed the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy "Never Been Kissed"
2002:
Helmed the live-action version of the Hanna-Barbara animated classic "Scooby Doo"
2004:
Directed the sequel "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"
2005:
Helmed the family comedy "Yours, Mine, and Ours" starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo
2008:
Directed the live-action feature "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"
2011:
Made the big-screen cartoon adaptation "The Smurfs"
2013:
Returned to direct "The Smurfs 2"
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