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People are so used to seeing John Goodman as a lovable dad or the quirky characters he played in the Coen Brothers films.

James Wan in People, Seeing, Quirky

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People are so used to seeing John Goodman as a loveable dad or the quirky characters he played in the Coen Brothers films.

James Wan

People are so used to seeing John Goodman as a lovable dad or the quirky characters he played in the Coen Brothers films.

James Wan

I'm a big movie fan, and I want to make movies in every genre. I want to make my romantic comedy one day.

James Wan

I think, ultimately, if you create characters that people like and can relate to, your characters are grounded on a human level even if your cars are not.

James Wan

If you come down to it, there's only a handful of worlds that action films live in. You have your car chases, your gun fights, and your fights.

James Wan

Language-wise, my mom and dad's dialect, they're pretty obscure. It's Chinese, but not your traditional Chinese, like Cantonese or Mandarin. It wasn't something that I got to use very much growing up. We eventually just spoke English around the house.

James Wan

We live in a world that relies on technology.

James Wan

I always felt that what is scary is actually hearing someone tell you what they think they see. That sense of invisibility makes things a lot scarier, since your imagination tends to fill in the gaps.

James Wan

You know what's funny is, when I made 'Saw,' I got accused of being a fascist; when I made 'Insidious,' I got accused of being godless, and now I made the 'Conjuring' films, and I'm accused of being too much God.

James Wan

I believe in spirits. I believe in faith. I believe in spirituality. I believe in aliens as well.

James Wan

All my movies are about people with some ideology, but guess what? It never works out.

James Wan

We think craft is important, and the irony has always been that horror may be disregarded by critics, but often they are the best-made movies you're going to find in terms of craft. You can't scare people if they see the seams.

James Wan

As a filmmaker, you aspire to want to make movies that can hopefully stand the test of time, but you never know when that will happen or if that will happen.

James Wan

For me, the sound design and the musical score is a big part of what makes scary movies work.

James Wan

I took a break from horror I made three ghost movies back-to-back-to-back.

James Wan