Raja Gosnell

Raja Raymond Gosnell (born December 9, 1958)[1] is an American filmmaker and editor. He is best known for directing studio comedies and family films Home Alone 3, Never Been Kissed, Big Momma's House, Scooby-Doo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Smurfs, and Show Dogs; most of his films received a generally negative critical reception[2] but performed well at the box office.

Raja Gosnell
Raja Raymond Gosnell

(1958-12-09) December 9, 1958 (age 62)
OccupationFilmmaker and editor
Years active1978–present
Notable work
Home Alone 3
Never Been Kissed
Big Momma's House
Scooby-Doo film series
Yours, Mine & Ours
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Smurfs film series
Show Dogs
ChildrenBradley Gosnell

Commonly mistaken for being of Indian descent, Gosnell is named after his father's friend Raja Mohideen.[3] He is also known for his collaboration with director Chris Columbus, for whom he edited his films Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Mrs. Doubtfire. In 2021, Gosnell co-directed his son, Bradley, in Gun and a Hotel Bible alongside Alicia Joy LeBlanc.



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Executive
1997 Home Alone 3 Yes No [4]
1999 Never Been Kissed Yes No [5]
2000 Big Momma's House Yes No [4]
2002 Scooby-Doo Yes No
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Yes No
2005 Yours, Mine & Ours Yes No
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Yes No
2011 The Smurfs Yes No
2013 The Smurfs 2 Yes No
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village No Yes
2018 Show Dogs Yes Yes
2021 Gun and a Hotel Bible Yes No Co-directed with Alicia Joy LeBlanc
2021 Santa: The Adventure Begins  Yes TBA

Editor (partial list)Edit


  1. ^ "Raja Gosnell - Biography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2014. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Raja Gosnell - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  3. ^ Hollywood TV (June 17, 2007). "Raja Gosnell How to make it in Hollywood". YouTube. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Raja Gosnell". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-19.

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