James Wan

In 2004, a low-budget film made by two unknown Australians hit the theaters and launched a cultural zeitgeist in horror cinema. But director James Wan insists that he and writer Leigh Whannell never intended to create a ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1977 in Kuching, , MY

Filmography

Producer (10)

Demonic 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Insidious: Chapter 3 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Annabelle 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Annabelle Story 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Saw 3D 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saw VI 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saw V 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saw IV 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saw III 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saw 2 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (7)

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Conjuring 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Insidious 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead Silence 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Death Sentence 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Saw 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (5)

Demonic 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

Dead Silence 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Saw III 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

Saw 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)
Actor (4)

Insidious: Chapter 3 2015 (Movie)

Theater Director (Actor)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In 2004, a low-budget film made by two unknown Australians hit the theaters and launched a cultural zeitgeist in horror cinema. But director James Wan insists that he and writer Leigh Whannell never intended to create a new "torture porn" genre of horror with their debut "Saw" (2004) and its villain Jigsaw, represented iconically onscreen by a disturbing puppet named Billy. A look at Wan's body of work supports his assertion; while he went on to produce the increasingly violent sequels in the "Saw" franchise, he did not direct them; and his subsequent contributions to the horror genre, such as "Insidious" (2010) and "The Conjuring" (2013), are in a much more traditional and low-key vein dealing with familiar tropes like evil dolls, haunted houses, possession and witchcraft.

EDUCATION

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Met Leigh Whannell while attending school there.

Milestones

2013

Directed "The Conjuring"

2010

Directed "Insidious"

2004

Directed the feature-length version of "Saw"

2003

Directed the short film version of "Saw"

2000

Wrote and directed first feature film, "Stygian"

Bonus Trivia

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Moved to Australia at the age of seven.

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Met frequent collaborator Leigh Whannel while attending the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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