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 14 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 did a couple huge, big-budget CGI movies. There has always been this inexorable pull to join the group; a constant seduction in the form of whatever you want to tally, in the form of money, or safety, ease, not getting criticized. I did these movies, and I rightfully got crushed, because they said, 'You don't believe in yourself, you don't believe in your own voice, and in you don't believe in ... See more »

Trivia:

His inspiration for The Sixth Sense (1999) was based on an episode from Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Dream Girl (1994) directed by David Winning. See more »

Trademark:

Car crashes play pivotal roles in all his films: Cole reveals his gift to his mother during a traffic jam in The Sixth Sense (1999), David "loses" his football abilities in a car accident in Unbreakable (2000), and Graham's wife dies in a bizarre car accident in Signs (2002). See more »

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