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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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 2015/I The Visit (producer) (completed)
  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Cycle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Reckoning (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Do Not Discuss Your Life Before (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Where Paradise Is Home (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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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 | 15 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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If you're not betting on me, then nobody should get money. I've made profit a mathematical certainty. I'm the safest bet you got. See more »

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Ranked #23 in Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List. He was the 5th-highest ranked director. Had ranked #21 in 2003. See more »

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Often works with particular actors twice in consecutive movies. For example Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, both Joaquin Phoenix and Cherry Jones in Signs and The Village, and Bryce Dallas Howard in The Village and Lady in the Water. See more »

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Leo

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Is he depressed? Eseret
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