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James Wan
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Wan at WonderCon in March 2013.
Born (1977-02-26) 26 February 1977 (age 45)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1999–present

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Wan is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the Puppet. He is currently directing Aquaman (2018), the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe.

Early life

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James Wan at Comic Con 2007

Wan was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and is of Malaysian Chinese descent. Wan and his family moved to Perth, Australia when he was seven. He attended Lake Tuggeranong College in Canberra, before moving to Perth as an adult. Wan relocated from Perth to Melbourne, where he attended RMIT University.

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