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M. Night Shyamalan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born American film director, screenwriter, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Shyamalan released his first film, Praying with Anger, in 1992 while he was a New York University student. His second movie, the major feature film Wide Awake, made in 1995 but not released until three years later, did not succeed financially. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and nominated for six Academy Awards, including: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received positive reviews. His 2002 film Signs, where he also played Ray Reddy, gained both critical and financial success. His next movie The Village (2004) received mixed reviews from the critics, but turned out to be a financial success. His later fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006) performed worse critically and financially. The film The Happening (2008) was a financial success but also received negative reviews. The Last Airbender (2010) received extremely negative reviews in the United States and won 5 Razzie Awards, but has gone on to make nearly $320 million internationally at the box office. His latest film, Devil (2010), which he produced and wrote the story for, but did not direct, was not screened by critics before its release but eventually received mixed reviews. Devil was not a blockbuster hit but has become a commercial success relative to its low budget and was named as one of the top 5 horror films of 2010 by Description above from the Wikipedia article M. Night Shyamalan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 6, 1970 In Mahé, Pondicherry, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Knock at the Cabin 2023-02-01
Known For
Poster of Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies
Poster of The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan
Poster of The View
Poster of The Daily Show
Movie Knock at the Cabin Infomercial Host 2023-02-01
Movie Old Hotel Van Driver 2021-07-21
Movie Glass Jai 2019-01-16
Movie Split Jai, Hooters Lover 2016-11-15
Movie The Making of 'The Visit' Himself 2016-01-05
Movie Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies Himself 2013-03-21
Movie The Last Airbender Firebender at Earth Prison Camp 2010-06-30
Movie The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws' Self 2009-05-02
Movie The Happening: Elements of a Scene Himself 2008-10-07
Movie The Happening Joey (voice) 2008-06-11
Movie Visions of 'The Happening' Himself 2008-10-07
Movie In the Mood for Doyle Self 2007-08-30
Movie Lady in the Water Vick Ran 2006-07-20
Movie Reflections of Lady in the Water 2006-12-19
Movie Deconstructing 'The Village' Self 2005-01-11
Movie The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan Self 2004-06-18
Movie The Village Guard at Desk 2004-07-30
Movie Hitchcock and Dial M Self 2004-10-31
Movie Signs Ray Reddy 2002-08-02
Movie The Making of 'Unbreakable' Self 2001-06-19
Movie The Sixth Sense: The Actors Self 2000-03-28
Movie Music and Sound Design of 'The Sixth Sense' Self 2000-03-28
Movie The Sixth Sense: A Conversation with M. Night Shyamalan Self 2000-03-28
Movie The Sixth Sense: Rules and Clues Self 2000-03-28
Movie Unbreakable Jai 2000-11-22
Movie The Sixth Sense Dr. Hill 1999-08-06
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Praying with Anger Dev Raman 1992-09-12
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18