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M. Night Shyamalan


Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is the son of two doctors. His passion for filmmaking began when he was given a Super-8 camera at age eight, and even at that young age began to model his career on that of his idol, Steven Spielberg. His first film, Praying with Anger ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (14 credits)
 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:

TV commercial for American Express (USA) (2006) 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:

My movies don't get acclaim the day they come. I have to wait longer. See more »

Trivia:

One of the first scripts he sold was called "Labor of Love" about a man who walks across country to prove his love for his recently deceased wife. As of March 2001, it has still not been made. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses Philadelphia as the backdrop in his movies. As seen in the films Wide Awake (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002) and The Village (2004). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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