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Raja Raymond Gosnell (born December 9, 1958)[1] is an American filmmaker and editor, best known for directing studio comedies and family films like Home Alone 3, Never Been Kissed, Big Momma's House, Scooby-Doo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Smurfs, and most recently Show Dogs.

Raja Gosnell
Raja Raymond Gosnell

(1958-12-09) December 9, 1958 (age 60)
OccupationFilmmaker and editor
Years active1980–present
Notable work
Never Been Kissed
Big Momma's House
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Smurfs
Show Dogs

Commonly mistaken for being of Indian descent, Gosnell was named after his father's friend Raja Mohideen.[2] He is also known for his director-editor collaboration with Chris Columbus, for whom he edited Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Mrs. Doubtfire.



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  1. ^ "Raja Gosnell - Biography - Movies & TV -". Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Hollywood TV (June 17, 2007). "Raja Gosnell How to make it in Hollywood". YouTube. Retrieved December 17, 2012.

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