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Leigh Whannell

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Birth Name: Leigh Whannell
Born: 01/17/1977
Birth Place: Melbourne, , AU

A native Australian, Whannell grew up fascinated by film and television, particularly since his father worked in the TV industry. While attending film school in Melbourne, where he met Wan, he landed a hosting gig on the local youth-oriented show "Recovery" (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1996-2000). After a period away from the screen, Whannell snagged a small part in the massive production "The Matrix Reloaded," and strengthened his resolve to make his own movie. Working with Wan, he wrote and starred in the low-budget short film "Saw" (2003), which served as method of getting producers to back a full feature. Their efforts paid off, and "Saw" debuted in 2004, with Whannell in one of... Continue Bio >>


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