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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 Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Split 2017-01-19
Known For
Poster of The Happening
Poster of The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of Praying with Anger

Split (2017)

Horror Thriller
as Jai, Hooters Lover
7.0 5473 votes

Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies (2013)

as Himself
5.9 4 votes

The Last Airbender (2010)

Action Adventure Family Fantasy
as Firebender at Earth Prison Camp
4.6 1281 votes

The Happening (2008)

Thriller Science Fiction
as Joey
4.9 1112 votes

Lady in the Water (2006)

Drama Thriller Fantasy Mystery
as Vick Ran
5.3 455 votes

The Village (2004)

Drama Mystery Thriller
as Guard at Desk
6.2 1270 votes

The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

Comedy Documentary
as Himself
4.5 1 votes

Signs (2002)

Drama Thriller Science Fiction Mystery
as Ray Reddy
6.4 1837 votes

Unbreakable (2000)

Science Fiction Thriller Drama
as Stadium Drug Dealer
6.9 2276 votes

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Mystery Thriller Drama
as Dr. Hill
7.7 3661 votes

The View (1997)

as Unknown
3.3 19 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
as Unknown
7.0 140 votes

Praying with Anger (1992)

Comedy Drama
as Dev Raman
5.0 2 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

as Unknown
5.7 14 votes