Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell

Highest Rated: 91% 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spiral Executive Producer - 2021
91% 88% The Invisible Man Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$64.3M 2020
88% 87% Upgrade Director,
Screenwriter
$11.8M 2018
33% 51% Insidious: The Last Key Specs (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$67.3M 2018
65% 74% Aquaman Cargo Pilot (Character) $335M 2018
88% 79% 78/52 Self $30.3K 2017
19% 22% The Bye Bye Man Larry (Character) $22.4M 2017
No Score Yet 25% Keep Watching Mysterious Guest (Character) - 2017
33% 89% Jigsaw Executive Producer $38M 2017
57% 51% Insidious: Chapter 3 Specs (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$52.2M 2015
45% 37% Cooties Doug (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$33K 2014
87% 70% The Mule Gavin (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2014
39% 57% Insidious: Chapter 2 Specs (Character),
Screenwriter
$83.6M 2013
No Score Yet 30% The Pardon Clement Moss (Character) $8.8K 2013
No Score Yet 38% Crush David (Character) - 2012
10% 42% Saw: The Final Chapter Executive Producer $45.7M 2010
66% 62% Insidious Specs (Character),
Screenwriter
$54M 2010
39% 55% Saw VI Executive Producer $27.7M 2009
50% 23% Dying Breed Matt (Character) - 2008
13% 52% Saw V Executive Producer $56.7M 2008
20% 51% Dead Silence Writer $16.5M 2007
19% 62% Saw IV Executive Producer $63.3M 2007
20% 60% Death Sentence Spink (Character) $9.5M 2007
28% 71% Saw III Writer,
Executive Producer
$80.2M 2006
36% 59% Saw II Executive Producer,
Writer
$87M 2005
49% 84% Saw Adam (Character),
Writer
$650.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saw David (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2003

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Core Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet EP Daily Guest 2014

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