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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 12 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 2016) (announced)
 2017 Split (producer) (post-production)
  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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7 Interviews | 18 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I want to make tonal movies [like The Last Picture Show (1971) ] where plot is almost obscene. In fact, I think I get in trouble because my movies are presented as plot-driven vehicles, so I'm perceived more for that characteristic when in reality my tastes are more here, more like Kubrick and Blow-Up (1966). See more »

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Has a reputation for attaining A-list actors of his first choice to star in his films, in roles specifically written for them. Shyamalan was able to cast Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense (1999), Samuel L. Jackson in Unbreakable (2000), Mel Gibson in Signs (2002), Joaquin Phoenix in The Village (2004), Paul Giamatti in Lady in the Water (2006), and Mark Wahlberg in his next project, The Happening (... See more »

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Lengthy, uncut, immovable shot of two people talking. Usually the two characters are standing a distance from the camera. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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Most overly critisized director ever biggyjaay-273-600149
Devil was massively underrated. polkadot-91056
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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