Person Details

Birthday: 1970-08-06 21:30:24

Aliases: М. Найт Шьямалан , 奈特·沙马兰 , เอ็ม. ไนท์ ชยามาลาน , M・ナイト・シャマラン , M. 나이트 샤말란 , إم. نايت شيامالان , മനോജ് നെല്ലിയാട്ട് ശ്യാമളന്‍ , Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Mahé, Puducherry, India

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Movie Involvements: 57

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article M. Night Shyamalan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Glass
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7

Glass

(2019) Screenplay
Split
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7

Split

(2017) Producer
Unbreakable
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7

Unbreakable

(2000) Writer
The Sixth Sense
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8

The Sixth Sense

(1999) Writer
Wayward Pines
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7

Wayward Pines

(2015) Executive Producer
The Village
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6

The Village

(2004) Writer
Signs
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7

Signs

(2002) Writer
The Visit
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6

The Visit

(2015) Producer

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Delivery Man
Jai
2018 Himself
2017 Himself
2016 Jai, Hooters Lover
Himself
Himself
2013 Himself
Himself
Himself
2010 Firebender at Earth Prison Camp
2008 Himself
Himself
Himself
Joey
2007 Himself
2006 N/A
Himself
Vick Ran
2005 Himself
2004 Himself
Guard at Desk
Himself
2003 Self
2002 Ray Reddy
2001 Himself
2000 Jai
Self
Self
Self
Self
1999 Dr. Hill
1997 N/A
1996 N/A
1992 Dev Raman
1953 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Directing

Production


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