Quote: "I was going through a bit of a tough time healthwise and suffering anxiety," says Whannell. "The anxiety manifested itself in physical ways. I was suffering headaches everyday for nearly a year. It was serious stuff and really started affecting my life." Spending time in a hospital inspired him to endow the lead antagonist of the Saw series, Jigsaw/John Kramer, with cancer. "It was weird to be 25 and sitting in a neurological ward and I'm surrounded by people who actually had brain tumors. It was very scary and it was my first proper look at mortality. I really wanted to get my health back and it really hammered home how important good health is. If you've got that, you've got everything."
Short Bio: Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 17 January 1977; he has been a writer since childhood. His parents have been a great influence on his career path.
Leigh Whannell is an Australian Actor, Writer, Producer and Director.
TBHM: Congratulating Mister Leigh Whannell on winning Horror Giant of 2015 for his generous contribution to the horror film genre with franchises like Saw, and Insidious.
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
The Mule (2014)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Doggy Heaven (2008)
Dead Silence (2007)
Saw I, II, III, IV, V, VI, Saw 3D