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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes) (filming)
- Cycle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Where Paradise Is Home (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I The Visit (producer) (completed)
 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 »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the kind of films he'd like to make] Right now, I'm starting to believe that the future for me, what I want to do, and I know it sounds very hypocritical now, since I'm making this giant movie with Will Smith, is to be like the Coen brothers and make small movies where I can take great artistic risks and do stuff that I know 30% of the audience is not going to like, because I'm making it for ... See more »

Trivia:

Has made on-screen appearances in several of his own movies, beginning with a lead role in his debut feature, Praying with Anger (1992), and including subsequent supporting roles and cameo appearances in the films The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and Lady in the Water (2006). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses water as a sign of death or weakness (the aliens in Signs (2002) and David Dunn in Unbreakable (2000) both have the same weakness; in The Sixth Sense (1999), Malcolm Crowe's killer is hiding in a bathroom. In The Village (2004), Finton becomes too scared to continue on with Ivy when it is raining.) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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