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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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 2015/I The Visit (producer) (completed)
  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Cycle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Do Not Discuss Your Life Before (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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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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Personal Quote:

[on his love for The Last Picture Show (1971)] I think Peter Bogdanovich 's mastery of tone in this film is the holy grail of filmmaking. I'm voraciously after that as both an audience member and a filmmaker. See more »

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Has in his office posters from 3 of his most favorite movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Exorcist (1973), and Die Hard (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Makes cameo appearances in his own movies, like Alfred Hitchcock, one of his favorite directors. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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M. Night was a brilliant director, now he is a joke imho. peterakuma12345
Is he depressed? Eseret
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
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