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  • Name: James WAN ( James Wan )
  • Date of birth: 27 February 1977
  • Age: 39 years
  • Place of birth: Kuching, Malaysia
  • Height: 168
  • Activity: film Director, screenwriter, producer
  • Marital status: not married

    James WAN: the biography

    Australian Director James WAN born 27 February 1977 in Malaysia. His parents are ethnic Chinese, Wang inherited their characteristic appearance. When James was 7 years old, the family moved to Australia. Here he spent his childhood.

    He studied at St. Thomas in the small town of Kuching, and after graduation moved to Melbourne. Movie van was interested since childhood, so I decided to enroll in the graduate film school in Melbourne. During his studies he met Mandela is familiarity defined its further destiny.

    The result of learning by James WAN became the script for the movie «Saw», which he wrote in collaboration with Mandela. In this scenario, they shot a short film. Students ‘ work so impressed the teacher that he had decided to send their film to Hollywood. Sent, hoping for a response, because soon forgot. But after a few months the answer came from Hollywood – James WAN was invited to «the dream Factory» as a Director.


    During his career, van has shot eight feature films, six of which were horror films. The Director merged with this genre, although he does not believe in mysticism.

    His directorial debut was in 2000, when he directed a low-budget short film «Stygian». The story told about a couple who fell in another world.

    James WAN on the set
    James WAN on the set | InsideMovies

    As the Director of the full-length James van debuted in 2004 with the movie «Saw». The premiere of the film was a huge success: with a budget of $ 1 million box office exceeded 55 million. After the success of «Saw» van began shooting «Dead silence». Unfortunately, the project was a commercial failure. This prompted Wang to take a break for a few years and then to return to a favorite genre.

    In 2010, he introduced viewers to the first part of the painting «the Astral plane. Chapter 1». The Director was aware that his name and movies will associate the audience with the blood, but it is not a Scarecrow. He wanted to make a film that will direct them to the horror and become the worst in the last decade.

    In 2013, James WAN has finished the work immediately on two projects: in July in rolling out the film «the Conjuring,» and in September – «the Astral. Chapter 2». Critics reacted positively to his new work. They’re called «Curse» a nearly perfect film in which the Director once again proved that it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel – well enough to turn the wheels. With the continuation of the project «the Astral plane» went not so smooth. He came out worse than the first film, and the background appeared on the screen dim. Many viewers have already managed to forget what was discussed in the first part.

    James WAN on the film
    James WAN on the set of the film «fast and furious 7» | POPCORNNEWS

    Following work by the Director James WAN began shooting «fast & Furious 7». The film was released in 2015, and next year the Director is back to horror and started filming «the Curse 2».

    Personal life

    About the personal life of James WAN unknown. He regularly appears at social events accompanied by Actresses and models.

    Filmmaker says with his head immersed in the work, and questions about his personal life bypasses.


    • «Furious 7»
    • «Astral»
    • «The Curse Of Annabelle»
    • «Saw: the Game of survival»
    • «House of fear»
    • «Death sentence»
    • «Stygian»
    • «The spell»
    • «Dead silence»
    • «And the lights go out…»


    James Van

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