RAJA GOSNELL was born in Los Angeles and began his career as an assistant editor
director Robert Altman, working on POPEYE and other features. After working with
Academy Award winning editor William Reynolds, Gosnell went off on his own
first solo credit in editing for the film THE SILENCE.
Over the next decade and a half, Gosnell continued to work as a film editor for
hits including GOOD MORNING VIETNAM (1987), PRETTY WOMAN (1990) and ROOKIE OF
THE YEAR (1993). He subsequently became associated with filmmaker Chris
working as his editor on each of Columbus' directing efforts, including
BABYSITTING (1987), HEARTBREAK HOTEL (1988), HOME ALONE (1990), ONLY THE LONELY
(1991), HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (1992), MRS. DOUBTFIRE (1993) and NINE
By the mid '90s, Gosnell had made the transition to directing and began looking
project that he might helm. After discovering HOME ALONE 3 (1997) was on the
for a director, he got in touch with producer John Hughes. Gosnell, who had
the previous HOME ALONE films along with a number of other Hughes movies, landed
Since then, he has directed several box-office successes, including NEVER BEEN
(1999), BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE (2000), SCOOBY-DOO (2002), SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTER'S
UNLEASHED (2004), YOURS, MINE AND OURS (2005), BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA (2008).
SMURFS 1 (2011) and SMURFS 2 (2013).
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