Director

James Wan

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Age 47
Birthday February 261977
Birth Sign Pisces
City Kuching
Country Malaysia
Profession Director

James Wan is a famous Director, born on February 26, 1977 in Malaysia. As of December 2022, James Wan’s net worth is $70 Million. He directed the horror films Dead Silence and Death Sentence in 2007.

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James Wan Biography

Director and producer who rose to fame for directing the 2004 horror film Saw. He served as co-executive producer for the franchise. He has also directed Insidious, The Conjuring, and Furious 7. After the release of the full-length Saw, the film was met with overwhelming success in the box office both domestically and internationally. The film ended up grossing $55 million in America, and $48 million in other countries, totaling over US$103 million worldwide. This was over $100 million more than the production budget. This led the studio to greenlight the sequel Saw II, and later the rest of the Saw franchise based on the yearly success of the previous installment. Since its inception, Saw has become the highest grossing horror franchise of all time worldwide in unadjusted dollars. In the United States only, Saw is the second highest grossing horror franchise, behind only the Friday the 13th films by a margin of $10 million..

He is of Chinese and Australian descent.

Wan was born on 26 February 1977 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and is of Chinese descent. Wan and his family moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was seven. He attended Lake Tuggeranong College in Canberra, before returning to Perth as an adult. Wan relocated from Perth to Melbourne, where he attended RMIT University; he graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Arts in Media in 1998.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and comic book writer. He rose to prominence as co-creator of the Saw film franchise. He served as a producer on all eight films in the series, in addition to directing Saw (2004) and co-writing Saw III (2006). He also directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence (both 2007), Insidious (2010), The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 (both 2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Conjuring 2 (2016), and Aquaman (2018). Furious 7 and Aquaman each grossed $1 billion dollars, making Wan the eighth director with two films that have reached that milestone..

James Wan Net Worth

James Wan is one of the richest Director & listed on most popular Director. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, James Wan‘s net worth $70 Million.

Net Worth $70 Million
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His debut feature Stygian won the award for Best Guerrilla Film at the 2000 Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and comic book writer. He rose to prominence as co-creator of the Saw film franchise. He served as a producer on all eight films in the series, in addition to directing Saw (2004) and co-writing Saw III (2006). He also directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence (both 2007), Insidious (2010), The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 (both 2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Conjuring 2 (2016), and Aquaman (2018). Furious 7 and Aquaman each grossed $1 billion dollars, making Wan the eighth director with two films that have reached that milestone..

Before his success in the mainstream film industry, he made his first feature-length film, Stygian, with Shannon Young, which won “Best Guerrilla Film” at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) in 2000.

Prior to 2003, Wan and his friend, screenwriter Leigh Whannell, had begun writing a script based for a horror film, citing inspiration from their dreams and fears. Upon completing the script, Wan and Whannell had wanted to select an excerpt from their script, later to be known as Saw and film it to pitch their film to studios. With the help of Charlie Clouser, who had composed the score for the film and a few stand-in actors, Wan and Whannell shot the film with relatively no budget. Whannell also decided to star in the film.

Who is James Wan dating?

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In 2008, Wan directed a trailer for the survival horror video game Dead Space.

James Wan Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Director. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Malaysia. James Wan celebrates birthday on February 26 of every year.

In 2007, Wan directed two feature films. The first was the horror film Dead Silence, which was the result of advice from Wan and Whannell’s agent at the time; Whannell has since stated that the film was a negative experience for him:

How much is James Wan worth?

James Wan
Wan at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born26 February 1977 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
NationalityAustralian
Alma materRMIT University (B.A., 1998)

What is James Wan famous for?

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).

Why did James Wan leave Saw?

Wan said he was more focused on putting distance between himself and the “Saw” franchise than making people forget about “Dead Silence” and “Death Sentence.” Wan left the “Saw” series following the first film and didn’t direct any of the subsequent movies, which have been criticized as gratuitously grisly.

What Saw movies did James Wan make?

He was the director of Saw, an executive producer of Saw II and Saw III, and the editor of the original short film.

Who is the highest paid director in the world?

RankNameWorldwide Box Office
1Steven Spielberg$10,640,014,065
2Anthony Russo$6,843,333,916
3Joe Russo$6,843,333,916
4Peter Jackson$6,536,773,156

In 2009, a Whannel–Wan collaborative project, called X Ray, was announced and was described as a new “film noir/action project”, with producer Robbie Brenner also attached to the project; however, as of December 2012, no further developments were reported.

Next, Wan directed the horror film Insidious, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the “Midnight Madness” program and was sold to Sony Pictures Worldwide for a seven-figure sum within four hours of the premiere’s conclusion. The film began its American theatrical release in the first weekend of April 2011 and achieved third place at the box office, with an estimated US$13.5 million in ticket sales.

In 2012, Disney was reported to be developing a remake of The Rocketeer, and Wan was in talks about directing the film. However, no film ever came to fruition.

You may read full biography about James Wan from Wikipedia.
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