Leigh Whannell Net Worth

Leigh Whannell Net Worth is
$55 Million

Leigh Whannell Biography

He is most widely known for writing movies directed by his friend James Wan, including Noticed (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Loss of life Sentence (2007), Insidious (2011) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). An actor, article writer, and maker, Leigh Whannell can be most more popular as the co-article writer and something of the co-superstars of the initial “Saw” film. He provides since gone to co-compose and/or produce subsequent movies in the franchise, and happens to be developing various other thriller and horror tasks. Leigh Whannell includes a net worthy of of $55 million. He provides been mixed up in entertainment industry since 1996 and wrote the Noticed franchise, like the video game. He’s currently wedded to Corbett Tuck and provides one young child. He has created eight movies, created eleven, and directed Insidious: Chapter 3, that is scheduled for discharge in 2015. Whannell provides appeared in over 25 productions as an actor, like the Matrix, Noticed, Insidious, and his lately film, Cooties. Born in Melbourne, Australia on January 17, 1977, Whannell is most beneficial known for writing movies such as Noticed, Dead Silence, Insidious, and Insidious: Chapter 2. A article writer, actor, and in addition producer, Leigh is normally referred to as the co-article writer and the various other with the co-superstars of the initial ‘Saw’ video. Whannell believes he inherited his like relating to storytelling from his mom and his fondness of filmmaking from his dad.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameLeigh Whannell
Net Worth$55 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1977
Height1.7 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor
EducationRMIT University
SpouseCorbett Tuck
ChildrenSabine Silver Whannell
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Scream Scene, Fright Meter Awards
MoviesInsidious: Chapter 3, Saw, Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2, Cooties, Saw II, Saw III, Dead Silence, The Mule, Death Sentence, The Matrix Reloaded, Dying Breed, The Pardon, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, One Perfect Day, Crush, Keep Watching, Lavalantula, Insidious: Chapter 4, Knife of the Party, The Last Supper, The Debt Collector
TV ShowsRecovery

Interesting Facts

1 He is allergic to gluten.
2 Welcomed a daughter, named Sabine Silver, with wife Corbett Tuck in March 2013.
3 To help sell his concept for the jigsaw killer thriller Saw (2004), he shot a scene in which he appears to be ensnared in a bear trap. There were no special effects involved; he actually had to place the teeth of the rusty bear trap in his mouth to make it seem real.
4 Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack," a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror films. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Greg McLean, Eli Roth, James Wan, and Rob Zombie.
5 Shares a birthday with Jim Carrey.
6 Met James Wan at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


1 We've got three drops of convict blood in us, because we are from Australia. We are used to oppression.
2 All of a sudden, I'm on set and I'm like, "Oh yeah, I have to spend this whole film wet." Someone should have really told me but I can't say that because I wrote it.
3 I've been writing stories since I was a kid, and James and I had been talking about wanting to make a film for many years before this. Even though we wrote the film as a means to an end, so that James would have something to direct and I could have something to act in, it wasn't a slough for me to get through it because I love writing. It took me a long time only because I felt like it was all or nothing, that this script had to be good enough to compete at a world level. We didn't want it to be something that was something that was pretty good for a couple of guys from Melbourne. We wanted it to be a good film on a par with other independent films like Run, Lola, Run and Pi and Memento, these cool thrillers that had ticking-clock gimmicks to them. They're the type of films we wanted to be up there with. [on 'Saw']
4 I wouldn't say that was entirely non-deliberate. I do think men can be especially selfish, very focused on what they're doing. Women often the mother character in the film cares for the child more than she cares for herself, and just from my own point of view, I felt that the men in the film are more the type of people Jigsaw would have a major problem with. [on stereotypical roles for men and women in films and how it applied to his 'Saw']


All Leigh Whannell pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Cooties (2014)
2015 Directors to Watch Palm Springs International Film Festival Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
2005 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Screenplay Saw (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Movie Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
2013 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Screenplay Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
2011 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Screenplay Insidious (2010)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Scream Scene Saw (2004)



Insidious: Chapter 4 2017 post-production Specs
Keep Watching 2017 completed Mysterious Guest
The Bye Bye Man 2017 Larry
Lavalantula 2015 TV Movie Director
Insidious: Chapter 3 2015 Specs
The Mule 2014 Gavin Alastair Ellis
Cooties 2014 Doug
Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 Specs
Raze 2013 Elevator Guard
The Pardon 2013 Clement Moss
Crush 2013/II David
Insidious: Spectral Sightings 2013 TV Series short Specs
The Debt Collector 2012 Short Donovan
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010 Jatt (voice)
Insidious 2010/I Specs
The Last Supper 2009/III Short Philip
Doggie Heaven 2008 Video short Neil
Dying Breed 2008 Matt
Death Sentence 2007 Spink
Saw III 2006 Adam
One Perfect Day 2004 Chris
Saw 2004 Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
Razor Eaters 2003 Nick D.
Enter the Matrix 2003 Video Game Axel (voice, as Leigh Whannel)
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 Axel (as Leigh Whannel)
Saw 2003 Short David
The Referees 2003 Short Footy Mate
Stygian 2000 Clown / Punk Kid
Blue Heelers 1999-2000 TV Series Jared Ryan
Neighbours 1996 TV Series Stuart Maughan


Stem 2017 filming
Insidious: Chapter 4 2017 written by post-production
Saw: Legacy 2017 creator post-production
SAW Heritage 2016 Short creator
Insidious: Chapter 3 2015 characters / written by
The Mule 2014 written by
Cooties 2014 story / written by
Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 based on characters created by / screenplay / story
Insidious 2010/I written by
Saw 2009 Video Game treatment by
Doggie Heaven 2008 Video short written by
Dead Silence 2007 screenplay / story
Saw III 2006 screenplay / story
The Scott Tibbs Documentary 2006 Video short characters
Saw II 2005 written by
Saw Rebirth 2005 Short characters
Saw 2004 story / written by
Saw 2003 Short writer


Saw: Legacy 2017 executive producer post-production
Knife of the Party 2015 Short executive producer post-production
The Mule 2014 executive producer
Cooties 2014 executive producer
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter 2010 executive producer
Saw VI 2009 executive producer
The Last Supper 2009/III Short executive producer
Saw V 2008 executive producer
Saw IV 2007 executive producer
Saw III 2006 executive producer
Saw II 2005 executive producer

Camera Department

The Glynn Nicholas Show 1996 TV Series camera assistant - 4 episodes


Insidious: Chapter 3 2015
Stem 2017 filming


Walking After You 2016 Short special thanks
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary thanks


78/52 2017 Documentary Himself
The View 2015 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Most Craved 2014 TV Series Himself
The Playboy Morning Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Haunted Hospital: On Location 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Cinema 3 2013 TV Series Himself
It's Him... Terry Lim! 2011 Documentary short Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
The Bazura Project 2008 TV Series Himself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! 2008 Documentary Himself
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series Himself
Hacking Away at 'Saw' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Panel 2004 TV Series Himself
In Entertainment 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Reporter
The PhanDom Menace 2002 Video documentary Himself
Recovery 1998-2000 TV Series Himself
What's Goin' on There 1998 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2006 Documentary Himself
The Matrix: Path of Neo 2005 Video Game Axel

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