Raja Raymond Gosnell (born December 9, 1958) 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 but performed well at the box office.
Raja Raymond Gosnell
December 9, 1958
|Occupation||Filmmaker and editor|
|Home Alone 3|
Never Been Kissed
Big Momma's House
Scooby-Doo film series
Yours, Mine & Ours
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Smurfs film series
Commonly mistaken for being of Indian descent, Gosnell is named after his father's friend Raja Mohideen. 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|
|1997||Home Alone 3||Yes||No|||
|1999||Never Been Kissed||Yes||No|||
|2000||Big Momma's House||Yes||No|||
|2004||Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed||Yes||No|
|2005||Yours, Mine & Ours||Yes||No|
|2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Yes||No|
|2013||The Smurfs 2||Yes||No|
|2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||No||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
- Remember My Name (1978) - Assistant Editor
- Quintet (1979) - Assistant Editor (Credited as "Raja R. Gosnell")
- A Perfect Couple (1979) - Assistant Film Editor
- Health (1980) - Assistant Editor (Credited as "Raja R. Gosnell)
- Popeye (1980) - Additional Editor (Credited as "Raja R. Gosnell)
- Making Love (1982) - Assistant Film Editor (Credited as "Raja R. Gosnell)
- Yellowbeard (1983) - Assistant Editor: American Crew
- The Lonely Guy (1984)
- Monster in the Closet (1986)
- Weekend Warriors (1986)
- The Return of Billy Jack (1986; unfinished)
- Teen Wolf Too (1987)
- Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) - Additional Editor
- D.O.A. (1988)
- Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- Home Alone (1990)
- My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991) - Film Editor: Rodeo Sequence
- Only the Lonely (1991)
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
- Rookie of the Year (1993)
- Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
- Exit to Eden (1994) - Additional Film Editor
- Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
- Nine Months (1995)
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