M. Night Shyamalan

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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 ShockTillYouDrop.com.

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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 ShockTillYouDrop.com.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1970-08-06

Place of Birth Mahé, Pondicherry, India

Adult Actor False

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Known For

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Split … Writer
2015 The Visit … Writer
2014 Unbreakable Signs … Writer
2013 After Earth … Screenplay
2010 The Last Airbender … Writer
2010 Devil … Story
2008 The Happening … Screenplay
2006 Lady in the Water … Screenplay
2006 Lady in the Water … Author
2004 The Village … Writer
2002 Signs … Writer
2000 Unbreakable … Writer
1999 Stuart Little … Screenplay
1999 The Sixth Sense … Writer
1998 Wide Awake … Writer
1992 Praying with Anger … Writer
1900 Labor of Love … Screenplay

Directing

2017 Split … Director
2015 The Visit … Director
2013 After Earth … Director
2010 The Last Airbender … Director
2008 The Happening … Director
2006 Lady in the Water … Director
2004 The Village … Director
2002 Signs … Director
2000 Unbreakable … Director
1999 The Sixth Sense … Director
1998 Wide Awake … Director
1992 Praying with Anger … Director
1900 Labor of Love … Director

Acting

2013 Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies as Himself
2008 The Happening as Joey
2006 Lady in the Water as Vick Ran
2004 The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan as Himself
2002 Signs as Ray Reddy
2000 Unbreakable as Stadium Drug Dealer
1999 The Sixth Sense as Dr. Hill
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1992 Praying with Anger as Dev Raman
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Production

2017 Split … Producer
2015 The Visit … Producer
2015 Wayward Pines(10 episodes) … Executive Producer
2013 After Earth … Executive Producer
2010 Devil … Producer
2008 The Happening … Producer
2006 Lady in the Water … Producer
2004 The Village … Producer
2002 Signs … Producer
2000 Unbreakable … Producer
1900 Labor of Love … Producer

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