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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 & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Labor of Love (producer) (filming)
 2014 Sundowning (producer) (filming)
 2014 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Cycle (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Where Paradise Is Home (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2014) ... (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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Book: "I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie-Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap" - Author. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1476716455 See more »

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7 Interviews | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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That's the way stories come to me, they come to me very naturally like that. If this was a story about me and someone else, I would be withholding information about them immediately. The negative thing about the twist is that it's all people are occupied with; all the gentleness in the movie is being overshadowed by the flashy cousin in the sequined vest taking centre-stage. [on surprise endings] See more »

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Directed two Oscar-nominated performances: Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collette both in The Sixth Sense (1999). 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 »

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Leo

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