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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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7 Interviews | 18 Articles | See more »

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Manoj Night Shyamalan


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on the kind of films he'd like to make] Right now, I'm starting to believe that the future for me, what I want to do, and I know it sounds very hypocritical now, since I'm making this giant movie with Will Smith, is to be like the Coen brothers and make small movies where I can take great artistic risks and do stuff that I know 30% of the audience is not going to like, because I'm making it for ... See more »


Maintains his offices and screening room in a converted barn in suburban Philadelphia. See more »


Many of his films involve two ordinary individuals with extraordinary abilities or events happening to them. One of the people either has connections to a child or is a child, and the one connected to the child is always having marital difficulties. 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
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record does not match the hate... shaquanda36
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