Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell

Highest Rated: 92% The Invisible Man (2020)

Lowest Rated: 10% Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)

Birthday: Jan 17, 1977

Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Highest rated movies

The Mule
Insidious
Aquaman
Insidious: Chapter 3
Saw
Dying Breed
Cooties
Insidious: Chapter 2

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
37% 75% Spiral: From the Book of Saw Executive Producer $23.2M 2021
92% 88% The Invisible Man Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$64.3M 2020
65% 73% Aquaman Cargo Pilot (Character) $335.0M 2018
88% 87% Upgrade Director,
Screenwriter
$11.8M 2018
33% 50% Insidious: The Last Key Specs (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$67.3M 2018
No Score Yet 25% Keep Watching Mysterious Guest (Character) - 2017
31% 89% Jigsaw Executive Producer $38.0M 2017
89% 78% 78/52 Self $30.3K 2017
18% 22% The Bye Bye Man Larry (Character) $22.4M 2017
58% 51% Insidious: Chapter 3 Specs (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$52.2M 2015
47% 37% Cooties Doug (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$33.0K 2014
87% 69% The Mule Gavin (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet 29% The Pardon Clement Moss (Character) $8.8K 2013
39% 57% Insidious: Chapter 2 Specs (Character),
Screenwriter
$83.6M 2013
No Score Yet 38% Crush David (Character) - 2012
66% 62% Insidious Specs (Character),
Screenwriter
$54.0M 2010
10% 41% Saw: The Final Chapter Executive Producer $45.7M 2010
40% 47% Saw VI Executive Producer $27.7M 2009
50% 23% Dying Breed Matt (Character) - 2008
13% 52% Saw V Executive Producer $56.7M 2008
19% 62% Saw IV Executive Producer $63.3M 2007
20% 60% Death Sentence Spink (Character) $9.5M 2007
21% 51% Dead Silence Writer $16.5M 2007
29% 71% Saw III Writer,
Executive Producer
$80.2M 2006
37% 59% Saw II Executive Producer,
Writer
$87.0M 2005
51% 84% Saw Adam (Character),
Writer
$650.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saw David (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2003