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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan, born August 6, 1970, is an American filmmaker and actor. He is known for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The cumulative gross of his films exceeds $3 billion globally. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with his first movie Praying with Anger. His second movie was the comedy-drama film Wide Awake (1998). His most well-received films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), and the science fiction thriller Signs (2002). For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Afterward, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the period-piece thriller The Village (2004), the dark fantasy Lady in the Water (2006), the eco-thriller The Happening (2008), The Last Airbender (2010) (an adaptation based on the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender), and the science fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the release of the found-footage horror film The Visit (2015), the psychological thriller Split (2016), and the superhero thriller Glass (2019). With a total budget of $34 million between them, these three films earned a combined box office of $625 million. Glass is the third and final chapter of his Unbreakable film series, which commenced in 2000. In addition to his directorial work, Shyamalan was a story creator and a producer for the horror film Devil (2010). Shyamalan was also called in for an uncredited rewrite for the teen film She's All That (1999) and also served as a writer for the film Stuart Little (1999). He is also one of the executive producers and occasional director of Wayward Pines and the critically acclaimed series Servant. Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures and Universal imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India.

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Aug 6, 1970 In Mahé, Puducherry, 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 After Earth: A Father's Legacy
Poster of After Earth: 1,000 Years in 300 Seconds
Poster of Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story
Poster of The Sixth Sense: A Conversation with M. Night Shyamalan
Movie Knock at the Cabin Infomercial Host 2023-02-01
Movie Old Hotel Van Driver 2021-07-21
Series A Little Late with Lilly Singh Self 2019-09-16
Movie Glass Jai 2019-01-16
Series Servant Delivery Man 2019-11-28
Series Norm Macdonald Has a Show Self 2018-09-14
Movie The Making of 'Split' Self 2017-04-18
Movie The Making of 'The Visit' Himself 2016-01-05
Series This Is Us M. Night Shyamalan 2016-09-20
Movie Split Jai, Hooters Lover 2016-11-15
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014-02-25
Movie Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies Himself 2013-03-21
Movie After Earth: 1,000 Years in 300 Seconds Himself 2013-10-08
Movie After Earth: A Father's Legacy Himself 2013-10-08
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 Joey (voice) 2008-06-11
Movie The Happening: A Day for Night Himself 2008-10-07
Movie The Happening: Elements of a Scene Himself 2008-10-07
Movie Visions of 'The Happening' Himself 2008-10-07
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Movie In the Mood for Doyle Self 2007-08-30
Movie Reflections of Lady in the Water 2006-12-19
Movie Lady in the Water Vick Ran 2006-07-20
Movie Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story Himself 2006-12-19
Movie Deconstructing 'The Village' Self 2005-01-11
Movie The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan Self 2004-06-18
Movie Hitchcock and Dial M Self 2004-10-31
Movie The Village Guard at Desk 2004-07-30
Movie Making 'Signs' Self 2003-01-07
Movie Signs Ray Reddy 2002-08-02
Movie The Making of 'Unbreakable' Self 2001-06-19
Movie Unbreakable Jai 2000-11-22
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 The Sixth Sense: The Actors Self 2000-03-28
Movie The Sixth Sense Dr. Hill 1999-08-06
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Self 1996-07-22
Movie Praying with Anger Dev Raman 1992-09-12
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18