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Australian actor, screenwriter and producer Leigh Whannell is best known-some might say notorious-for his horror collaborations with director James Wan, most notably the original "Saw" (2004) and the "Insidious" films. After a few Aussie TV roles in his youth, he appeared briefly in the sci-fi sequel "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) and became intent on writing his own film with Wan. The result was the bloody and unexpected hit "Saw," which made a huge return on its small budget, prompting a slew of sequels. Whannell co-penned "Saw II" (2005) and "Saw III" (2006) and served as an executive producer on the films. He later moved on to co-writing "Dead Silence" (2007) with Wan, but the movie wasn't successful critically or commercially. In 2010, Whannell and his go-to collaborator reunited for the supernatural film "Insidious." The eerie and unsettling tale, which featured Whannell as a paranormal investigator's assistant, was a huge hit. In 2013, he returned for "Insidious: Chapter 2," which was well received, and once again showcased his clear talents as both a screenwriter and supporting actor.

Australian actor, screenwriter and producer Leigh Whannell is best known-some might say notorious-for his horror collaborations with director James Wan, most notably the original "Saw" (2004) and the "Insidious" films. After a few Aussie TV roles in his youth, he appeared briefly in the sci-fi sequel "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) and became intent on writing his own film with Wan. The result was the bloody and unexpected hit "Saw," which made a huge return on its small budget, prompting a slew of sequels. Whannell co-penned "Saw II" (2005) and "Saw III" (2006) and served as an executive producer on the films. He later moved on to co-writing "Dead Silence" (2007) with Wan, but the movie wasn't successful critically or commercially. In 2010, Whannell and his go-to collaborator reunited for the supernatural film "Insidious." The eerie and unsettling tale, which featured Whannell as a paranormal investigator's assistant, was a huge hit. In 2013, he returned for "Insidious: Chapter 2," which was well received, and once again showcased his clear talents as both a screenwriter and supporting actor.

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 Cooties (2014)
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 Crush (2013)
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 Raze (2013)
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 Insidious (2011)
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 Dying Breed (2008)
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 Death Sentence (2007)
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1998:
Hosted the Aussie pop-culture show "Recovery"
2003:
Featured in "The Matrix Reloaded"
2004:
Co-wrote and starred in "Saw"
2005:
Co-penned and produced "Saw II"
2010:
Co-wrote and appeared in "Insidious"
2010:
Voiced a character in "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"
2013:
Co-wrote and appeared in "Insidious 2"
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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology: -

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