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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 13 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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The Sixth Sense
Signs Producer
Unbreakable Producer
The Village
The Village Producer


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 2017 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2016/IX Split (producer)
 2015-2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Bedtime Story (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Walcott Prep (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pass Judgment (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Time Will Tell (2016) ... (executive producer)
- City Upon a Hill (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I The Visit (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 | 18 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on the power of cinema] I once wrote an article about the Nuremburg trial and on the evil of the Nazis. These people were animals. And their faces throughout the trial were like ice, except for the moment when they showed a movie in the courtroom. When the lights went down and they showed the footage of the bodies being pushed into the pits, their expressions changed and they became emotional. ... See more »


Became the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood when Disney gave him $5 million to write Signs (2002). See more »


Car crashes play pivotal roles in all his films: Cole reveals his gift to his mother during a traffic jam in The Sixth Sense (1999), David "loses" his football abilities in a car accident in Unbreakable (2000), and Graham's wife dies in a bizarre car accident in Signs (2002). See more »

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