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James Wan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Creator Malaisien born on 27 february 1977 at Kuching (Malaisie)

James Wan

James Wan
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Nationality Malaisie
Birth 27 february 1977 (41 years) at Kuching (Malaisie)

James Wan (born 27 February 1977) is a Malaysian Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2, and The Conjuring.

Biography

James Wan est né à Kuching dans le Sarawak en Malaisie et, très jeune, réside à Perth en Australie-Occidentale. Il n'a que onze ans lorsqu'il éprouve le désir de devenir réalisateur, ce qui le pousse à étudier à l'Institut royal de technologie de Melbourne (RMIT) d'où il sort diplômé en Arts.


Carrière

James Wan est connu en particulier pour son film sorti en 2004 : Saw, mélange entre un thriller et film d'horreur. Par la suite, il ne réalise pas Saw 2 mais il en écrit le script avec le réalisateur Darren Lynn Bousman. Wan est aussi le producteur délégué de ce film avec Whannell et a coécrit l'histoire de Saw 3. Sur Saw 4, il n'est plus que producteur délégué.

En 2007, il réalise le film Dead Silence puis le vigilante movie, Death Sentence avec Kevin Bacon.

En 2011, il retourne au film d'horreur avec Insidious. En 2013, il continue dans l'épouvante avec Conjuring : Les dossiers Warren puis dirige la suite d'Insidious, Insidious : Chapitre 2.

Il est ensuite choisi pour réaliser Fast and Furious 7, sorti en 2015. En 2014, il produit Annabelle, film dérivé de Conjuring : Les dossiers Warren avant de réaliser la suite de ce dernier : Conjuring 2 : Le Cas Enfield, film sorti en 2016.

Best films

Furious 7 (2015)
(Director)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
(Director)
The Conjuring (2013)
(Director)
Annabelle 2 (2017)
(Producer)
Annabelle (2014)
(Producer)
Saw III (2006)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Leigh Whannell
Leigh Whannell
(16 films)
Joseph Bishara
Joseph Bishara
(11 films)
Charlie Clouser
Charlie Clouser
(11 films)
Mark Burg
Mark Burg
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Wan (27 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Insidious: Chapter 3, 1h38
Directed by Leigh Whannell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Ghost films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, Ashton Moio, Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott
Roles Theater Director
Rating61% 3.052123.052123.052123.052123.05212
A few years before the events of the first film, retired parapsychologist, Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), reluctantly uses her spiritual ability to contact the spirit of Quinn Brenner's (Stefanie Scott) mother, Lillith, who died a year before. However, she urges Quinn not to make contact with her mother again after she senses that the spirit is not Lillith. Quinn begins to see a mysterious figure waving at her from a distance, and following her unsuccessful attempt to win an audition for a prestigious drama school, she is hit by a car and briefly flatlines before waking up with her leg cast.

Director

Aquaman
Aquaman (2018)

Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman
Rating64% 3.2381953.2381953.2381953.2381953.238195
Personnage légendaire depuis 70 ans, Aquaman est le Roi des Sept Mers, régnant à contrecœur sur Atlantis. Pris en étau entre les Terriens qui détruisent constamment la mer et les habitants d'Atlantis prêts à se révolter, Aquaman doit protéger la planète tout entière…
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Javier Botet
Rating73% 3.698093.698093.698093.698093.69809
Lorraine et Ed Warren se rendent dans le nord de Londres pour venir en aide à une mère qui élève seule ses quatre enfants dans une maison hantée par des esprits maléfiques. Il s'agira d'une de leurs enquêtes paranormales les plus terrifiantes…
The Conjuring 2, 2h14
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Sterling Jerins
Rating73% 3.6980353.6980353.6980353.6980353.698035
Lorraine et Ed Warren se rendent dans le nord de Londres pour venir en aide à une mère qui élève seule ses quatre enfants dans une maison hantée par des esprits maléfiques. Il s'agira d'une de leurs enquêtes paranormales les plus terrifiantes…
Furious 7
Furious 7 (2015)
, 2h17
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Auto racing films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Robot films, Escroquerie
Actors Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson
Rating72% 3.600863.600863.600863.600863.60086
After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew and securing amnesty for their past crimes, Dominic "Dom" Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of their team have returned to the United States to live normal lives again. Brian begins to accustom himself to life as a father, while Dom tries to help Letty Ortiz regain her memories. Meanwhile, Owen's older brother, Deckard Shaw, breaks into the secure hospital the comatose Owen is being held in and swears vengeance against Dom, before breaking into Luke Hobbs' DSS office to extract profiles of Dom's crew. After revealing his identity, Shaw engages Hobbs in a fight, and escapes when he detonates a bomb that severely injures Hobbs. Dom later learns from his sister Mia that she is pregnant again and convinces her to tell Brian. However, a bomb, disguised in a package sent from Tokyo, explodes and destroys the Toretto house just seconds after Han, a member of their team, is killed by Shaw in Tokyo. Dom later visits Hobbs in a hospital, where he learns that Shaw is a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his brother. Dom then travels to Tokyo to claim Han's body, where he meets and races Sean Boswell, a friend of Han's, who gives him personal items found at Han's crash site.
Demonic
Demonic (2015)
, 1h23
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz
Rating52% 2.6497552.6497552.6497552.6497552.649755
A violent slaughter occurs in an abandoned house in Louisiana where three college students are found dead. Detective Mark Lewis (Frank Grillo) examines the crime scene and finds a shocked survivor, John (Dustin Milligan) before calling reinforcements. Several police cars then arrive at the house alongside an ambulance and a psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Maria Bello). She talks to John, who tells her that a seance performed in the house called the attention of many spirits, including one he identified as his mother, and that two of the group members, consisting of his pregnant girlfriend and her ex boyfriend, are still missing.
The Conjuring, 1h52
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King
Rating74% 3.7499653.7499653.7499653.7499653.749965
In 1971, Roger and Carolyn Perron move into a dilapidated farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April. During the first day, their move goes smoothly, though their dog Sadie refuses to enter the house and one of the daughters finds a boarded up entrance to a cellar.
Insidious: Chapter 2, 1h46
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Ghost films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Garrett Ryan, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975
In 1986, Carl calls his friend Elise Ranier to help discover what is haunting Lorraine Lambert's son, Josh. After hypnotizing Josh, Elise attempts to find the location of Josh's "friend", an old woman who appears in photographs of him. She makes her way to his bedroom closet and is scratched on the arm. When they return to Josh, he stands up in a trance, and says, "I'll show you," before walking to a door and pointing at it as it opens on its own. Lorraine, Carl and Elise agree that making Josh forget his astral projection abilities is the best thing to do.
Insidious
Insidious (2010)
, 1h42
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell
Rating68% 3.400593.400593.400593.400593.40059
A married couple Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne), their sons Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and Foster (Andrew Astor), and infant daughter Cali have recently moved into a new home. One night, Dalton is drawn to the attic when he hears creaking noises and sees the door open by itself. He falls from a ladder while investigating and sees a figure in the shadows. Hearing his terrified screams, Renai and Josh rush to his aid and declare the attic "off limits" to the children. The next day, Dalton falls into an inexplicable coma.
Death Sentence, 1h45
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Jordan Garrett, Stuart Lafferty, Aisha Tyler
Rating67% 3.3985653.3985653.3985653.3985653.398565
Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon) is husband to Helen (Kelly Preston), and father of two boys, Brendan (Stuart Lafferty) and Lucas (Jordan Garrett). After Brendan's hockey game, Nick and Brendan drive home, talking about the latter's potential future as a professional hockey player. They make a quick stop at a gas station in a very bad part of town. During an ostensible robbery of the gas station, Joe Darley (Matt O'Leary), a new initiate and younger brother to the gang leader, slices Brendan's throat open with a machete. Nick attempts to ambush the thugs, managing to pull off Joe's mask and see his face, but Joe escapes, only to be hit by a car. Nick rushes Brendan to the hospital, but his son dies from major blood loss.
Dead Silence, 1h31
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Jeu, Ghost films, Films about toys
Actors Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton, Michael Fairman, Judith Anna Roberts
Rating62% 3.101093.101093.101093.101093.10109
Getting ready for dinner one night, Jamie Ashen and his wife Lisa receive a mysterious ventriloquist doll named "Billy", in an unmarked package. Wondering who sent the doll, Lisa recalls a poem about a woman named Mary Shaw. Jamie disregards this and leaves to get dinner. After Lisa plays around with Billy, all the sounds disappear and something attacks Lisa. When Jamie arrives with their dinner, he hears Lisa call him into the bedroom, but becomes confused when he notices blood all over the floor. Jamie finds Lisa in their bed, dead with her tongue ripped out, and Billy lying near her body. Detective Jim Lipton brings Jamie in for questioning of the murder of his wife, but releases him due to lack of evidence. While ripping the lining of the box Billy came in, Jamie discovers that Billy belonged to Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist from his hometown of Ravens Fair.
Saw
Saw (2004)
, 1h43
Directed by James Wan
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell
Rating75% 3.7981553.7981553.7981553.7981553.798155
Adam, a young photographer, awakens in a filthy bathtub. He gets out and finds himself chained to by one foot to a pipe in a large dilapidated bathroom. Lawrence Gordon, an oncologist, is chained by one foot to a pipe across the room and between them lies a corpse, holding a revolver and a microcassette recorder. Adam manages to retrieve the recorder and they learn from tapes in their pockets what they must do: Adam must escape the bathroom, and Lawrence must kill Adam before six o'clock, or his wife and daughter will die and he will be left to die as well. Using a clue from the tape, Adam finds a bag in the toilet tank containing two hacksaws, though neither is able to cut through their chains. Adam's saw breaks and he throws it at a mirror in frustration. Lawrence realizes the saws are meant to be used on their feet and identifies their captor as the Jigsaw Killer, whom Lawrence knows of because he was once a suspect.
Saw 0.5
Saw 0.5 (2002)
, 9minutes
Directed by James Wan
Origin Australie
Genres Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Leigh Whannell
Rating75% 3.7989053.7989053.7989053.7989053.798905
A young man, David (Whannell), is in an interrogation room talking to an unnamed, unsympathetic police officer (Paul Moder). David is in handcuffs, and he has blood on his face and shirt. He is smoking a cigarette. He tells the officer that after he finished his work as an orderly at the hospital, he was knocked unconscious and taken to a large room.

Scriptwriter

Aquaman
Aquaman (2018)

Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman
Roles Story
Rating64% 3.2381953.2381953.2381953.2381953.238195
Personnage légendaire depuis 70 ans, Aquaman est le Roi des Sept Mers, régnant à contrecœur sur Atlantis. Pris en étau entre les Terriens qui détruisent constamment la mer et les habitants d'Atlantis prêts à se révolter, Aquaman doit protéger la planète tout entière…
The Nun
The Nun (2018)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Bonnie Aarons, Jonny Coyne, Jonny Coyne, August Maturo
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.8016152.8016152.8016152.8016152.801615
Dans un couvent en Roumanie, une sœur et un prêtre enquêtent sur un secret impie et confrontent une entité malveillante: un démon qui prend possession d'une nonne.