Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters’ lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, with the release of "Saw IV," the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.

TODAY'S ENTRY: This past weekend, "Saw IV" gave the series' die-hard fans some eye-opening details about Jigsaw's origins, which have since fueled further speculation online. Now, Tobin Bell's journals continue to feed the fire by giving us an inside look at his thoughts regarding John Kramer's attire during those early "engineer days." First drafts of the script described Bell's character as wearing khaki pants, a knit golf-type shirt and loafers - to Bell, a too-conservative depiction that reeked "country club." Fearful of the cheese factor, this raised his eyebrow.

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters’ lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, with the release of "Saw IV," the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.

TODAY'S ENTRY: This past weekend, millions of people lined up for "Saw IV." Now, Bell's "Saw IV" journal reveals even more about the failed pregnancy that fueled his vendetta with the world at large. The notes reveal details about the baby's name, never-seen nursery and gravestone. In addition, there are some early ideas on the game that claims the life of Jigsaw's first victim, Cecil.

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters’ lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, on the eve of this month's "Saw IV" release, the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.

TODAY'S ENTRY: Preparing to film the script he'd just received for "Saw III," Tobin Bell saw one of his greatest challenges as a scene where Jigsaw suffered a violent seizure. For help, he turned to his friend Dr. M. David Lewis - and with these notes found stuffed in the pages of Bell's "Saw III" journal, we get a rare glimpse at an actor's research.

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters’ lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, on the eve of this month's "Saw IV" release, the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.

TODAY'S ENTRY: From Bell's "Saw III" journal, notable quotations that have inspired Jigsaw, alongside his very own "words of wisdom".

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters’ lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, on the eve of this month's "Saw IV" release, the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.

TODAY'S ENTRY: From Bell's "Saw III" journal, his preparations for being bed-ridden in most of the film.

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters’ lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, on the eve of this month's "Saw IV" release, the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.
TODAY'S ENTRY: From Bell's "Saw II" journal, a powerful speech that was discussed with director Darren Lynn Bousman, but ultimately never shot.

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the on and off-camera minutiae in every one of his characters' lives. While some might see this as obsessive; to Bell, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, on the eve of this month's "Saw IV" release, the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV.

TODAY'S ENTRY: From Bell's "Saw II" journal, titled "Room set up"

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Tobin Bell as Jigsaw in 'Saw 4'During a career portraying some 75 film and TV characters, actor Tobin Bell has kept extensive journals detailing the off-camera minutiae in every one of their lives. Some might see it as obsessive; to him, it's simply the proper way to do his job. Now, on the eve of this month's "Saw IV" release, the star of the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time is revealing his Jigsaw journals for the first time, exclusively to MTV News.

TODAY'S ENTRY: From Bell's "Saw II" journal, titled "What's on John's Mind"

Click here to see the actual entry, hand-written by "Jigsaw." Translation and commentary from Bell follow.

(enclosed in a circle that represents what John detests): Liars, Hypocrites

(surrounding the circle): Afraid to die Read More...

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It happened to "Hairspray" and "The Producers," and now the "Saw" franchise is in line to get the musical treatment. Well, sort of. "Saw" mastermind Darren Lynn Bousman has cast none other than Jigsaw himself -- veteran horror actor Tobin Bell -- to sing and dance his way through "Repo! The Genetic Opera!" Several other major actors will be announced soon, as production on the "Brazil"-meets-"Rocky Horror Picture Show" flick gets underway.

"'Repo' [is] my next film and it's a rock opera," Bousman told us. "There is definitely camp to it, but it is much more serious than the 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. It is more violent than 'Saw' too; in fact, it makes all of the 'Saw' movies look like Disney films."

"I've talked to Tobin about 'Repo', and he's heard the music," added Bousman, saying that the duo would listen to the tracks between takes on the recently-wrapped Toronto set of October's "Saw IV." Read More...

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We're tired after last night's Movie Awards, but the rest of Hollywood is as busy as ever this morning as news on Judd Apatow's newest project, the next video game adaptation, and "The Dark Knight" higlight our links of the day.

- Jack Black to star in Judd Apatow produced flick "Year One" alongside Michael Cera (Variety)

- Think Jigsaw was bad? "Saw" baddie Tobin Bell to play the devil himself in "Highway 61." (CHUD)

- "Mario Brothers," "Mortal Kombat" and now "Spy Hunter." Paul W.S. Anderson to direct video game adaptation for Universal. (Variety)

- Paradise Regained? Disney to produce romantic comedy about Adam and Eve? Oh lord. (Cinematical)

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