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M. Night Shyamalan


Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist, and Nelliate C. Shyamalan, ... See full bio »

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Unbreakable
Thu, Jan 17 9:00 PM EST on SYFY (224)

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
Signs Producer
(2002)
The Village Producer
(2004)
(1999)

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  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2019 Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Glass (producer)
 2016/IX Split (producer - produced by)
 2015-2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Bedtime Story (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Walcott Prep (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pass Judgment (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Time Will Tell (2016) ... (executive producer)
- City Upon a Hill (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I The Visit (producer)
 2013 After Earth (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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Music video for singer-songwriter Andra Day, Rise Up (Inspiration Version) - Director See more »

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7 Interviews | 19 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on the power of cinema] I once wrote an article about the Nuremburg trial and on the evil of the Nazis. These people were animals. And their faces throughout the trial were like ice, except for the moment when they showed a movie in the courtroom. When the lights went down and they showed the footage of the bodies being pushed into the pits, their expressions changed and they became emotional. ... See more »

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Favorite film of all time is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). 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 sameweakness; in The Sixth Sense (1999), a killer hides in a bathroom. In The Village (2004), Finton becomes too scared tocontinue on with Ivy when it is raining.) See more »

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