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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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  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Mini-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) (completed)
 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: "I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie-Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap" - Author. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1476716455 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:

[on Lady in the Water (2006)] Making that film for me, as an artist, was the greatest moment in my entire life. See more »

Trivia:

His parents, wife, and 9 other family members are MDs and/or Ph.Ds. See more »

Trademark:

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 »

Star Sign:

Leo

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Is he depressed? Eseret
M. Night has Original Ideas. craigsawyertalent
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