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James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010), The Conjuring (2013) and Furious 7 (2015). ... See full bio »

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Saw
Saw Writer
(2004)
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2 Producer
(2016)
Furious 7
Furious 7 Director
(2015)
The Conjuring
The Conjuring Director
(2013)

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  Mortal Kombat (producer) (announced)
  The Conjuring 3 (producer) (announced)
  The Crooked Man (producer) (announced)
  The Tommyknockers (producer) (announced)
 2019 Swamp Thing (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 The Children (producer) (post-production)
 2018 The Nun (producer) (post-production)
  Arachnophobia (producer)
 2019 Untitled Annabelle Project (producer)
 2016-2018 MacGyver (TV Series) (executive producer - 44 episodes)
- MacGyver + MacGyver (2018) ... (executive producer)
- UFO + Area 51 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Wind + Water (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Skyscraper - Power (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Insidious: The Last Key (producer - produced by)
 2017/I Jigsaw (executive producer)
 2017 Annabelle: Creation (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2016/II Lights Out (producer)
 2016 The Conjuring 2 (producer)
 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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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 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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His father passed away when he was 14 years of age. See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films revolve around parents desperately trying to protect Their children See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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