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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 & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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  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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Print ad for American Express, 2006 See more »

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7 Interviews | 15 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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That's the way stories come to me, they come to me very naturally like that. If this was a story about me and someone else, I would be withholding information about them immediately. The negative thing about the twist is that it's all people are occupied with; all the gentleness in the movie is being overshadowed by the flashy cousin in the sequined vest taking centre-stage. [on surprise endings] See more »

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Father of Saleka Shyamalan. See more »

Trademark:

Films often use an event from the main character's past as a major connection to what is happening in the present (the Vincent Gray case in The Sixth Sense (1999), the car crash in Unbreakable (2000), the death of the wife in Signs (2002)) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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M. Night has Original Ideas. craigsawyertalent
I will always give him a chance..... theupperroom
Why do movie studios still hire this guy? do they enjoy losing money? bakkouz
record does not match the hate... shaquanda36
Any Stephen King novels offered? dlumyoung
She's all that kwg2b
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