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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 13 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Sixth Sense
(1999)
Signs
Signs Producer
(2002)
Unbreakable
Unbreakable Producer
(2000)
The Village
The Village Producer
(2004)

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 2017 Split (producer) (post-production)
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 2013 After Earth (executive producer)
 2010 Devil (producer)
 2010 The Last Airbender (producer)
 2008 The Happening (producer)
 2006 Lady in the Water (producer)
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 1992 Praying with Anger (producer)
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Other Works:

Print ad for American Express, 2006 See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 18 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[His advice to younger filmmakers] Work on your authenticity, your own voice. It's true for everything, not just movie-making. Know yourself. Hone your point of view with the people you're around and the experiences you have. Be attentive. A rich, specific and unusual point of view is going to be very successful in any film. See more »

Trivia:

After attending private schools Waldron and then Episcopal Acaedmy, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the latter in 2001. See more »

Trademark:

Never uses stock sound effects; insists that all foley sounds, ambience, and other audio be originally created See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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