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

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 2016/II Lights Out (producer) (filming)
  Mortal Kombat (producer) (announced)
  Saw VIII (executive producer) (announced)
 2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 (producer)
 2015 Demonic (producer)
 2014/I Annabelle (producer)
 2010 Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (executive producer)
 2009 Saw VI (executive producer)
 2008 Saw V (executive producer)
 2007 Saw IV (executive producer)
 2006 Saw III (executive producer)
 2005 Saw II (executive producer)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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When we handed in our first cut, the Sundance version, we were essentially told the film was too intense. Really? I'm going to be penalized for doing what I'm supposed to do as a director? I think they have a problem with the 'tone' as well. How do you cut 'tone'? How do you censor 'tone'? See more »


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


Frequently works with Leigh Whannell See more »

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