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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2017 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
  Labor of Love (producer) (announced)
 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:

Book: "Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story" - Author. Little, Brown & Co. ISBN 0316017345 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:

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 »

Trivia:

Turned down the opportunity to direct the Harry Potter franchise on three separate occasions. He was first offered Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) on a recommendation from friend Steven Spielberg (who had previously been considered to direct), but turned it down due to post-production commitments on his own film Unbreakable (2000). After the massive success of his own film, Signs (... See more »

Trademark:

Films often use an event from the main character's past as a major connection to what is happening in the present (the Vincent Gray case in The Sixth Sense (1999), the car crash in Unbreakable (2000), the death of the wife in Signs (2002)) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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