M. Night Shyamalan


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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
Signs Producer
(2002)
The Village Producer
(2004)
The Sixth Sense Director
(1999)

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  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 2019-2020 Servant (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Balloon (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Jericho (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Boba (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Haggis (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Rain (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Glass (producer - produced by)
 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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Other Works:

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7 Interviews | 20 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Manoj Night Shyamalan

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I want to make tonal movies [like The Last Picture Show (1971) ] where plot is almost obscene. In fact, I think I get in trouble because my movies are presented as plot-driven vehicles, so I'm perceived more for that characteristic when in reality my tastes are more here, more like Kubrick and Blow-Up (1966). See more »

Trivia:

Completed 45 homemade movies by age 17. 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), a killer hides 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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