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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 12 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Sundowning (producer) (post-production)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Cycle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Where Paradise Is Home (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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Other Works:

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

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7 Interviews | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on the criticism of his work] It really doesn't bother me because my aspiration, as I said, isn't necessarily acceptance. But I always want to understand what's going on. What are the principles behind the tension or the miscommunication? I want to totally get that. Then I can choose not to react to it, or react to it. My constant, in self-analysis, is to try to figure out: Am I complicit in ... See more »

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Favorite film of all time is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »

Trademark:

Films contain widowed spouses or struggling/abandoned marriages. Anna Crowe in The Sixth Sense was a widow and Lynn Sear's husband had abandoned them. The struggling relationship of David and Audrey in Unbreakable. Graham was a widower in Signs. Alice was a widow in The Village. Cleveland was a widower in Lady in the Water. Finally, the struggling marriage of Alma and Elliott in The Happening. See more »

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