Leigh Whannell

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Leigh Whannell (; born 17 January 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, actor, film producer, and film director. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2010), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leigh Whannell has received more than 2,266,084 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Leigh Whannell is the 1,245th most popular film director (down from 1,090th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from Australia (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Australian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Leigh Whannell ranks 1,245 out of 1,580Before him are Peter Chelsom, Art Clokey, John Singleton, Gene Saks, Paul McGuigan, and Chris Buck. After him are Adrian Biddle, Erick Zonca, Edward Lachman, Rupert Sanders, Bryan Forbes, and Shyam Benegal.

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Among people born in 1977, Leigh Whannell ranks 186Before him are Alexander Morozevich, Alex Manninger, Park Eun-hye, Miguel Ángel Angulo, Milenko Ačimovič, and Andreas Kaplan. After him are Alessandro Lucarelli, Iva Majoli, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Jerry Yan, Robert Abela, and Melanie Lynskey.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Leigh Whannell ranks 290 out of 790Before him are Simone Young (1961), Herb Elliott (1938), Tim Cahill (1979), Lionel Cox (1930), Darren Hayes (1972), and Daphne Akhurst (1903). After him are Lauren Jackson (1981), Claudia Black (1972), Cathy Freeman (1973), Arthur Fadden (1894), Viva Bianca (1983), and Steven Bradbury (1973).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Australia

Among film directors born in Australia, Leigh Whannell ranks 15Before him are Russell Mulcahy (1953), John Seale (1942), Fred Schepisi (1939), John Pilger (1939), James McTeigue (1967), and John Hillcoat (1961). After him are Gillian Armstrong (1950), Cate Shortland (1968), Craig Gillespie (1967), David Michôd (1972), and Greig Fraser (1975).