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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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Other Works:

TV commercial for American Express (USA) (2006) See more »

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7 Interviews | 17 Articles | See more »

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Manoj Night Shyamalan


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I have this whole picture of the film in my head and then I put it all down on paper and storyboard it; showing the movie shot by shot. I like to feel that I have thought of everything before the camera starts rolling but I think that's probably my asset and weakness as a film maker. I am giving my cast a target that I have in my mind and they are trying to hit it. It's positive because I know ... See more »


His middle name "Night" was made up during college. See more »


Frequently uses fluttering curtains, such as when Bruce Willis discovers the victimized mother in Unbreakable (2000) and in the last shot of Signs (2002). See more »

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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
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