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 and Mrs. Doubtfire.



  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 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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