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James Wan (I)


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

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8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2018 Aquaman (rumored) (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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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Met fellow collaborator and friend Leigh Whannell at film school in Australia. See more »

Trademark:

Ventriloquist dolls See more »

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Pisces

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Best horror director EVER! karynancruz13
Leaving Horror for FF7? marypmoser
Anyone know how to contact him or Leigh? Pete_Venkman
Any new projects? Theshape13
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