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James Wan was born on February 26, 1977 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. He is a director and producer, known for Saw (2004), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) and The Conjuring (2013). See full bio »

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8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Aquaman (announced)
 2015 Furious Seven
 2013 The Conjuring
 2010/I Insidious
 2008 Doggie Heaven (Video short)
 2007 Dead Silence
 2004 Saw
 2003 Saw (Short)
 2000 Stygian
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on 'Saw'] That was part of my aesthetic that I was going for. I wanted to make the film really claustrophobic, and one way I was going to do that was, every time we go to a new location, I'm not going to set it up using an establishing shot. You don't see a house, and then cut to the inside of the house. You cut to inside, to inside, to inside. 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, Leigh Whannell & Rob Zombie. See more »

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