James Wan

James Wan

Active - 2004 - Present  |   Born - Feb 27, 1977 in Kuching, Malaysia  |   Genres - Action, Drama, Science & Technology [nf]

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  • Was born to Chinese parents in Malaysia; moved to Australia at age 7.
  • Met frequent collaborator Leigh Whannell while studying at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
  • Although the first Saw film launched his career in 2004, he directed only the first one and has worked to distance himself from the franchise.
  • Initially rejected by the Toronto International Film Festival, Insidious went on to become one of the most profitable films of 2011.
  • Stepped outside his comfort zone of small, independent films when he agreed to direct the big-budget studio film Fast and Furious 7 (2014).