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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes) (filming)
- Cycle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Where Paradise Is Home (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I The Visit (producer) (post-production)
 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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Other Works:

Book: "Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story" - Author. Little, Brown & Co. ISBN 0316017345 See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I play for a living...Success is tied to a feeling of magic, which I can protect. See more »

Trivia:

One of the first scripts he sold was called "Labor of Love" about a man who walks across country to prove his love for his recently deceased wife. As of March 2001, it has still not been made. See more »

Trademark:

Having some sort of twist in the end or surprise ending in his films See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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