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M. Night Shyamalan

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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

1970-08-06

Mahé, Puducherry, India

Male

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.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Signs

Signs

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

2002-08-02
The Happening

The Happening

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

2008-06-13
Lady in the Water

Lady in the Water

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

2006-07-21
The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan

The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan

Everyone has a skeleton or two in his or her closet, but what about the director behind some of the most successful thrillers ever to hit the silver screen? Could M. Night Shyamalan be hiding a deep, dark secret that drives his macabre cinematic vision? Now viewers will be able to find out firsthand what fuels The Sixth Sense director's seemingly supernatural creativity as filmmakers interview Shyamalan as well as the cast and crew members who have worked most closely with him over the years. Discover the early events that shaped the mind of a future master of suspense in a documentary that is as fascinating as it is revealing.

2004-06-18
Praying with Anger

Praying with Anger

An alienated, Americanized teenager of East Indian heritage is sent back to India where he discovers not only his roots but a lot about himself.

1992-01-01
Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies

Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies

An in-depth look at the life and career of Bruce Willis, featuring never-before-seen photos and videos from the Willis family collection. Narrated by Bruce Willis.

2013-03-21
The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.

1999-08-06
Unbreakable

Unbreakable

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

2000-11-13
Reflections of Lady in the Water

Reflections of Lady in the Water

Explores the nature of creativity and collaboration on the making of this very unique story in an earnest and unexpectedly touching manner.

2006-12-19
The Village

The Village

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

2004-07-30
Split

Split

Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

2017-01-20
The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

2010-07-01
Hitchcock and Dial M

Hitchcock and Dial M

A retrospective look at the brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder.'

2004-10-31
Glass

Glass

In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

2019-01-18
The Shark Is Still Working

The Shark Is Still Working

After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture

2007-01-01
Sitges - 51st Fantastic International Film Festival of Catalonia

Sitges - 51st Fantastic International Film Festival of Catalonia

Documentary covering the horror and fantasy centered Sitges Film Festival 2018. Includes making of bits, interviews and photo calls.

2018-10-04