M. Night Shyamalan

Birthday:

08/06/1970

Place of birth:

Mahé, Puducherry, India:

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.



Credits

Split (2016)
as Jai, Hooters Lover
Bruce Willis - Warum die Legende niemals stirbt (2013)
as Himself
The Last Airbender (2010)
as Firebender at Earth Prison Camp
The Happening (2008)
as Joey
Reflections of Lady in the Water (2006)
as
Lady in the Water (2006)
as Vick Ran
The Village (2004)
as Guard at Desk
The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)
as Himself
Signs (2002)
as Ray Reddy
Unbreakable (2000)
as Stadium Drug Dealer
The Sixth Sense (1999)
as Dr. Hill
Praying with Anger (1992)
as Dev Raman
Glass (2019)
Director
Glass (2019)
Screenplay
Split (2016)
Director
Split (2016)
Producer
Split (2016)
Writer
The Visit (2015)
Director
The Visit (2015)
Producer
The Visit (2015)
Writer
After Earth (2013)
Director
After Earth (2013)
Executive Producer
After Earth (2013)
Screenplay
The Last Airbender (2010)
Director
The Last Airbender (2010)
Writer
Devil (2010)
Producer
Devil (2010)
Story
The Happening (2008)
Director
The Happening (2008)
Producer
The Happening (2008)
Screenplay
Lady in the Water (2006)
Director
Lady in the Water (2006)
Producer
Lady in the Water (2006)
Author
Lady in the Water (2006)
Screenplay
The Village (2004)
Director
The Village (2004)
Producer
The Village (2004)
Writer
Signs (2002)
Director
Signs (2002)
Producer
Signs (2002)
Writer
Unbreakable (2000)
Director
Unbreakable (2000)
Producer
Unbreakable (2000)
Writer
Stuart Little (1999)
Screenplay
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Director
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Writer
Wide Awake (1998)
Director
Wide Awake (1998)
Writer
Praying with Anger (1992)
Director
Praying with Anger (1992)
Writer
Labor of Love ()
Director
Labor of Love ()
Producer
Labor of Love ()
Screenplay