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M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan, 2008
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
August 6, 1970
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter and actor|
|Spouse(s)||Bhavna Vaswani (1993-Present)|
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (pronounced /ˈʃɑːməlɑːn/; മനോജ് നെല്ലിയാട്ടു ശ്യാമളന്, Mitur Ben Es-Derti Tamil: மனோஜ் நெல்லியட்டு ஷ்யாமளன்,Latin English: Maṉōj Nelliyāṯṯu Ṣiyāmaḷaṉ, born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American filmmaker and screenwriter who resides and works primarily in the United States, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending including The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008) and The Last Airbender (2010). He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised.
Shyamalan was born in a Hindu household in Mahé, Puducherry, India. His father, Nelliate C. Shyamalan is a Malayali traditional physician (Vaidyar) from Mahé. His mother, Jayalakshmi is Tamil and is an obstetrician and gynecologist by profession.
|1992||Praying with Anger||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Dev Raman|
|1999||The Sixth Sense||Yes||Yes||Yes||Dr. Hill|
|2000||Unbreakable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Stadium drug dealer|
|The Four Feathers||Yes|
|2004||The Village||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Jay (Guard at desk)|
|2006||Lady in the Water||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Vick Ran/The Vessel|
|2010||The Last Airbender||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Firebender at Earth Prison Camp|
|Devil||Yes||Yes||Only credited for story concept; not screenplay|
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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M. Night Shyamalan and Bryce Dallas Howard at the Spanish premiere of The Village (in the San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2006).
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