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M. Night Shyamalan

Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is the son of two doctors. His passion for filmmaking began when he was given a Super-8 camera at age eight, and even at that young age began to model his career on that of his idol, Steven Spielberg. His first film, Praying with Anger ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Split (producer) (filming)
  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2015/I The Visit (producer)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Cycle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Friendliest Place on Earth (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Betrayal (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Choices (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013 After Earth (executive producer)
 2010 Devil (producer)
 2010 The Last Airbender (producer)
 2008 The Happening (producer)
 2006 Lady in the Water (producer)
 2004 The Village (producer)
 2002 Signs (producer)
 2000 Unbreakable (producer)
 1992 Praying with Anger (producer)
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TV commercial for American Express (USA) (2006) See more »

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7 Interviews | 18 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Movie making is not like other artforms, like painting, or writing a novel, because that can be disgested or interpreted... It takes two years to make each one of these, and it's always judged on money. See more »


Ranked #30 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #23 in 2004. See more »


Frequently uses fluttering curtains, such as when Bruce Willis discovers the victimized mother in Unbreakable (2000) and in the last shot of Signs (2002). See more »

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Devil was massively underrated. polkadot-91056
M. Night has Original Ideas. craigsawyertalent
Why do movie studios still hire this guy? do they enjoy losing money? bakkouz
I will always give him a chance..... theupperroom
record does not match the hate... shaquanda36
Any Stephen King novels offered? dlumyoung
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