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Leigh Whannell


Leigh Whannell grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where, at the age of four, he developed an obsession with telling stories. Whether it be through acting, writing or filmmaking, his primary love was getting a reaction from an audience. In 1995, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's prestigious Media ... See full bio »

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Known For

Saw
Saw Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
(2004)
Insidious: Chapter 2
(2013)
Saw III
Saw III Adam
(2006)
Insidious
Insidious Specs
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 Keep Watching (completed)
Mysterious Guest
 2017 The Bye Bye Man
Larry
 2015 Lavalantula (TV Movie)
Director
 2014 The Mule
Gavin Alastair Ellis
 2014 Cooties
Doug
 2013 Raze
Elevator Guard
 2013 The Pardon
Clement Moss
 2013/II Crush
David
 2013 Insidious: Spectral Sightings (TV Series short)
Specs
- Part 3 (2013) ... Specs
- Part 2 (2013) ... Specs
- Part 1 (2013) ... Specs
 2012 The Debt Collector (Short)
Donovan
 2010/I Insidious
Specs
 2009/III The Last Supper (Short)
Philip
 2008 Doggie Heaven (Video short)
Neil
 2008 Dying Breed
Matt
 2006 Saw III
Adam
 2004 One Perfect Day
Chris
 2003 Razor Eaters
Nick D.
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Axel (voice, as Leigh Whannel)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded
Axel (as Leigh Whannel)
 2003 Saw (Short)
David
 2003 The Referees (Short)
Footy Mate
 2000 Stygian
Clown / Punk Kid
 1999-2000 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Jared Ryan
- Fair Go (2000) ... Jared Ryan
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Alternate Names:

Leigh Whannel

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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All of a sudden, I'm on set and I'm like, "Oh yeah, I have to spend this whole film wet." Someone should have really told me but I can't say that because I wrote it. See more »

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Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack," a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror films. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Greg McLean, Eli Roth, James Wan, and Rob Zombie. See more »

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