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Published: 2010/12/05
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How To Make An M Night SHYAMALAN Film In 5 Minutes Or Less
How To Make An M Night SHYAMALAN Film In 5 Minutes Or Less
Published: 2014/12/03
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M. Night Shyamalan and James McAvoy Break Down "Split" Movie on Sway in the Morning
M. Night Shyamalan and James McAvoy Break Down "Split" Movie on Sway in the Morning
Published: 2017/01/23
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Why M. Night Shyamalan ditched Hollywood to make his latest movie
Why M. Night Shyamalan ditched Hollywood to make his latest movie
Published: 2015/07/11
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TALES FROM THE CRYPT Trailer (2017) M. Night Shyamalan
TALES FROM THE CRYPT Trailer (2017) M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2017/07/24
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M. Night Shyamalan's new film, Glass - Preston & Steve's Daily Rush
Published: 2017/12/08
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Split Official Trailer 1 (2017) - M. Night Shyamalan Movie
Split Official Trailer 1 (2017) - M. Night Shyamalan Movie
Published: 2016/07/27
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Matthew Perry’s meeting with M Night Shyamalan - The Graham Norton Show: Preview – BBC One
Matthew Perry’s meeting with M Night Shyamalan - The Graham Norton Show: Preview – BBC One
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: BBC
No One Likes M. Night Shyamalan
No One Likes M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2010/09/30
Channel: CollegeHumor
Does M. Night Shyamalan care about The Last Airbender
Does M. Night Shyamalan care about The Last Airbender's bad reviews?
Published: 2010/08/15
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Top 5 M. Night Shyamalan Movies - Schmoes Know
Top 5 M. Night Shyamalan Movies - Schmoes Know
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Loot Crate Studios
Tarantino on Shyamalan
Tarantino on Shyamalan's Unbreakable
Published: 2012/12/11
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10 Questions for M. Night Shyamalan
10 Questions for M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2010/07/05
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The Visit Official Trailer #1 (2015) - M. Night Shyamalan Horror Movie HD
The Visit Official Trailer #1 (2015) - M. Night Shyamalan Horror Movie HD
Published: 2015/04/23
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Joe and Bert review M. Night Shyamalan and horror movies
Joe and Bert review M. Night Shyamalan and horror movies
Published: 2017/10/13
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M. Night Shyamalan Announces 'Unbreakable' Sequel Entitled 'Glass' - Collider Video
Published: 2017/04/26
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M. Night Shyamalan's Late Night Twist Ending - Late Night with Seth Meyers
Published: 2015/09/12
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Why M. Night Shyamalan's movies started to suck. - StoryBrain
Published: 2014/03/22
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M Night Shyamalan on twists, the ENDING of his new thriller Split & his love for Guinness
M Night Shyamalan on twists, the ENDING of his new thriller Split & his love for Guinness
Published: 2017/01/20
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Crews In Philly To Film New M. Night Shyamalan Movie
Crews In Philly To Film New M. Night Shyamalan Movie 'Glass'
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: CBS Philly
PJREVAT - M. Night Shyamalan : Praying with Anger/Éveil à la vie/Sixième Sens (1/4)
PJREVAT - M. Night Shyamalan : Praying with Anger/Éveil à la vie/Sixième Sens (1/4)
Published: 2017/10/13
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'Split' SPOILER ALERT: M. Night Shyamalan Explains THAT Ending
Published: 2017/01/19
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James Newton Howard - Tribute to M. Night Shyamalan
James Newton Howard - Tribute to M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2017/11/13
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Howard TV On Demand - M Night Shyamalan
Howard TV On Demand - M Night Shyamalan
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Howard Stern Mon
PJREVAT - M. Night Shyamalan : Incassable & Signes (2/4)
PJREVAT - M. Night Shyamalan : Incassable & Signes (2/4)
Published: 2017/10/13
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James McAvoy, M. Night Shyamalan, Anya Taylor-Joy, And Betty Buckley On "Split"
James McAvoy, M. Night Shyamalan, Anya Taylor-Joy, And Betty Buckley On "Split"
Published: 2017/01/18
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Honest Trailers - The Happening
Honest Trailers - The Happening
Published: 2015/09/08
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PJREVAT - M. Night Shyamalan : Le Village/La Jeune Fille de l'Eau/Phénomènes (3/4)
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: Durendal1
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Worst M. Night Shyamalan Movie??
Published: 2013/05/30
Channel: Screen Junkies
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M. Night Shyamalan first movie
Published: 2015/11/14
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Top 11 Funniest Shyamalan Moments
Top 11 Funniest Shyamalan Moments
Published: 2016/01/20
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PJREVAT - M. Night Shyamalan : Le Dernier Maitre de l'Air/After Earth/The Visit/Split (4/4)
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: Durendal1
The Buried Secret of M  Night Shyamalan part 1
The Buried Secret of M Night Shyamalan part 1
Published: 2012/04/14
Channel: Chris Bowyer
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry's Epic Night with M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: TheEllenShow
Matthew Perry’s Drunken Night Out with M. Night Shyamalan - The Graham Norton Show
Matthew Perry’s Drunken Night Out with M. Night Shyamalan - The Graham Norton Show
Published: 2016/01/15
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M. Night Shyamalan's The Twist | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: Adult Swim
Devil - Trailer
Devil - Trailer
Published: 2010/07/14
Channel: Universal Pictures
M Night Shyamalan on Howard Stern Interview
M Night Shyamalan on Howard Stern Interview
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Howard Stern Best Of
Hidden Meaning in SPLIT (M. Night Shyamalan) – Earthling Cinema
Hidden Meaning in SPLIT (M. Night Shyamalan) – Earthling Cinema
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Wisecrack
M  Night Shyamalan: Storytelling and Motivations
M Night Shyamalan: Storytelling and Motivations
Published: 2014/09/26
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Scrubs Hate on M. Night Shyamalan
Scrubs Hate on M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2010/12/11
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GLASS Movie Trailer (2019) HD Fan Made | M. Night Shyamalan
GLASS Movie Trailer (2019) HD Fan Made | M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2017/09/11
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Nuevas imágenes de la filmación de "GLASS" de M. Night Shyamalan
Nuevas imágenes de la filmación de "GLASS" de M. Night Shyamalan
Published: 2017/11/11
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M. Night Shyamalan explains Split
Published: 2017/01/18
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YMS: M. Night Shyamalan SUCKS (2 of 4)
Published: 2010/12/05
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Split - M. Night Shyamalan Interview
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: IGN
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M. Night Shyamalan & James McAvoy | Split Interview Special
Published: 2017/01/25
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Published: 2010/02/20
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M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Shyamalan in 2016
Born Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
(1970-08-06) 6 August 1970 (age 47)
Mahé, Puducherry, India
Residence Willistown, Pennsylvania, US
Citizenship United States[1]
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer, actor
Years active 1992–present
Home town Philadephia, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Bhavna Vaswani (m. 1993)
Children 3

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan[1] (/ˈʃæməlɑːn/;[2] /ˈʃɑːməlɑːn/;[3] Maṉōj Nelliyāṭṭu Śyāmaḷaṉ; {{Malayalam: മനോജ് നെല്ലിയാട്ട് ശ്യാമളന്‍; lang-ta|மனோஜ் நெல்லியட்டு ஷியாமளன்}} born 6 August 1970)[4] is an American film director, screenwriter, author, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and surprise endings. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction horror Signs (2002), and the historical drama-horror film The Village (2004). Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including, the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006), the horror thriller film The Happening (2008), the film adaptation of The Last Airbender (2010), and the science-fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyalaman's career was revived with the release of the found footage horror The Visit (2015) and the psychological horror Split (2016), the latter of which is set in the same universe as his previous film Unbreakable. He was a producer for Devil (2010) and was instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines.

Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India.[5]

Early life[edit]

Shyamalan was born in Mahé,[6] a town in the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. The son of Indian parents,[7] his father, Nelliate C. Shyamalan, is a Malayali from Mahé and graduated with a medical degree from JIPMER,[8] while his mother, Jayalakshmi, is an ethnic Tamil who is an obstetrician and gynecologist by profession.[9]

Shyamalan's parents immigrated to the United States when he was six weeks old. Shyamalan was raised in his hometown of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, an affluent suburb of Philadelphia. Shyamalan was raised Hindu.[10] He attended the private Roman Catholic grammar school Waldron Mercy Academy, followed by the Episcopal Academy, a private Episcopal high school located at the time in Merion, Pennsylvania. Shyamalan earned the New York University Merit Scholarship in 1988.[11] Shyamalan is an alumnus of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, in Manhattan,[12] graduating in 1992. It was while studying there that he adopted "Night" as his second name.[13]

Shyamalan had an early desire to be a filmmaker when he was given a Super 8 camera at a young age. Though his father wanted him to follow in the family practice of medicine, his mother encouraged him to follow his passion.[14] By the time he was seventeen, the Steven Spielberg fan had made forty-five home movies. On each DVD release of his films (beginning with The Sixth Sense and with the exception of Lady in the Water), he has included a scene from one of these childhood movies, which he feels represents his first attempt at the same kind of film.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Shyamalan at a press conference
for The Happening in 2008.

Shyamalan made his first film, the semi-autobiographical drama Praying with Anger, while still a student at NYU, using money borrowed from family and friends.[15] He wrote and directed his second movie, Wide Awake. His parents were the film's associate producers. The drama dealt with a ten-year-old Catholic schoolboy (Joseph Cross) who, after the death of his grandfather (Robert Loggia), searches for God. The film's supporting cast included Dana Delany and Denis Leary as the boy's parents, as well as Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles, and Camryn Manheim. Wide Awake was filmed in a school Shyamalan attended as a child[16] and earned 1999 Young Artist Award nominations for Best Drama, and, for Cross, Best Performance.[17] Only in limited release, the film grossed $305,704 in theaters, against a $6 million budget.[18]

That same year Shyamalan co-wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little with Greg Brooker. In 2013, he revealed he was the ghostwriter for the 1999 film She's All That, a teen comedy starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook.[19] However, this statement has come into question as the credited screenwriter for the film, R. Lee Fleming Jr., denied Shyamalan's involvement in a now deleted tweet.[20]

Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and later nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

In July 2000, on The Howard Stern Show, Shyamalan said he had met with Steven Spielberg and was in early talks to write the script for the fourth Indiana Jones film. This would have given Shyamalan a chance to work with his longtime idol.[21] After the film fell through, Shyamalan later said it was too "tricky" to arrange and "not the right thing" for him to do.[22]

Shyamalan followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received positive reviews and commercial success.

Shyamalan's name was linked with the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but it conflicted with the production of Unbreakable. In July 2006, while doing press tours for Lady in the Water, Shyamalan had said he was still interested in directing one of the last two Harry Potter films: "The themes that run through it...the empowering of children, a positive outlook...you name it, it falls in line with my beliefs", Shyamalan said. "I enjoy the humor in it. When I read the first Harry Potter and was thinking about making it, I had a whole different vibe in my head of it".[23]

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.

M. Night Shyamalan and Bryce Dallas Howard at the Spanish premiere of The Village (in the San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2006).

After the release of The Village in 2004, Shyamalan had been planning a film adaptation of Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi with 20th Century Fox, but later backed out so that he could make Lady in the Water. "I love that book. I mean, it's basically [the story of] a kid born in the same city as me [Pondicherry, India] — it almost felt predestined", Shyamalan said. "But I was hesitant because the book has kind of a twist ending. And I was concerned that as soon as you put my name on it, everybody would have a different experience. Whereas if someone else did it, it would be much more satisfying, I think. Expectations, you've got to be aware of them. I'm wishing them all great luck. I hope they make a beautiful movie".[24]

Released in 2006, Lady in the Water performed worse critically and financially than his previous films. The film The Happening (2008) was a financial success but also received negative reviews. In 2010, he directed The Last Airbender, based on the Nickelodeon TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender. It received extremely negative reviews in the United States and won five Razzie Awards, but it made nearly $320 million internationally at the box office.

In July 2008, it was announced that Shyamalan had partnered with Media Rights Capital to form a production company called Night Chronicles. Shyamalan would produce, but not direct, one film a year for three years.[25] The first of the three films was Devil, a supernatural thriller directed by siblings John and Drew Dowdle. The script was written by Brian Nelson, based on an original idea from Shyamalan.[26] The movie was about a group of people stuck in an elevator with the devil, and starred Chris Messina.[27] The film was not previewed by critics before its release, eventually receiving mixed reviews. Devil was not a blockbuster hit, but has become a commercial success relative to its budget. The next film in the Night Chronicles series will be called Reincarnate. It will be scripted by Chris Sparling and directed by Daniel Stamm.

In 2013, Shyamalan directed the film After Earth, based on a script by Gary Whitta and starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. It was received poorly by critics, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the film a score of 11% based on 180 reviews.

Shyamalan announced in January 2014 that he would be working again with Bruce Willis on a film titled Labor of Love.[28] By November of that year, Universal had picked up rights to a low-budget movie called The Visit that Shyamalan had shot in secret. The movie went on to become a relative critical and financial success.[29] Universal released the movie on 11 September 2015.[29] In 2016 TNT first announced that Shyamalan would be responsible for a reboot series for Tales from the Crypt. As of June 2017 the series has been cancelled due to a number of legal reasons. In 2017, Shyamalan released the movie Split, which garnered positive reviews and was a huge financial success.

Sci-Fi Channel hoax[edit]

In 2004, Shyamalan was involved in a media hoax with Sci-Fi Channel, which was eventually uncovered by the press. Sci-Fi claimed in its "documentary" special The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan, shot on the set of The Village, that as a child, Shyamalan had been dead for nearly a half-hour while drowned in a frozen pond in an accident, and that upon being rescued he had experiences of communicating with spirits, fueling an obsession with the supernatural.

In truth, Shyamalan developed the hoax with Sci-Fi, going so far as having Sci-Fi staffers sign non-disclosure agreements with a $5 million fine attached and requiring Shyamalan's office to formally approve each step. Neither the childhood accident nor a supposed rift with the filmmakers ever occurred. The hoax included a nonexistent Sci-Fi publicist, "David Westover", whose name appeared on press releases regarding the special. Sci-Fi also fed false news stories to the Associated Press,[30] Zap2It,[31] and the New York Post,[32][33][34] among others.

After an AP reporter confronted Sci-Fi Channel president Bonnie Hammer at a press conference, Hammer admitted the hoax, saying it was part of a guerrilla marketing campaign to generate pre-release publicity for The Village. This prompted Sci-Fi's parent company, NBC Universal, to state that the undertaking was "not consistent with our policy at NBC. We would never intend to offend the public or the press and we value our relationship with both."[35]

Personal life[edit]

Shyamalan married Bhavna Vaswani, a fellow student whom he met at New York University.[36] The couple has three daughters.[37] His production company, Blinding Edge Pictures,[38] is located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.[39] Blinding Edge has produced The Happening, Lady in the Water, The Village, Signs, Unbreakable, The Last Airbender, After Earth and The Visit. It is run by Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan.[40]

Shyamalan is a season ticket holder of the Philadelphia 76ers.[41]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Writer Actor Role Notes
1992 Praying with Anger Yes Yes Yes Yes Dev Raman
1998 Wide Awake Yes No Yes No
1999 The Sixth Sense Yes No Yes Yes Dr. Hill
Stuart Little No No Yes No
2000 Unbreakable Yes Yes Yes Yes Stadium Drug Dealer
2002 Signs Yes Yes Yes Yes Ray Reddy
2004 The Village Yes Yes Yes Yes Jay - Guard at Desk Also executive soundtrack producer
2006 Lady in the Water Yes Yes Yes Yes Vick Ran
2008 The Happening Yes Yes Yes Yes Joey (voice)
2010 The Last Airbender Yes Yes Yes Yes Firebender at Earth Prison Camp Uncredited
Devil No Yes Yes No
2013 After Earth Yes Yes Yes No
2015 The Visit Yes Yes Yes No
2016 Split Yes Yes Yes Yes Jai
2019 Glass Yes Yes Yes

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Actor Role Notes
2007 Entourage No No Yes M. Night Shyamalan
2015–2016 Wayward Pines Yes Yes No Executive producer

Critical analysis[edit]

After the release of The Village, Slate's Michael Agger noted that Shyamalan was following "an uncomfortable pattern" of "making fragile, sealed-off movies that fell apart when exposed to outside logic."[42] Shyamalan has also won the Golden Raspberry Awards on numerous occasions for worst director, screenplay and film in 2006 and 2010, whilst being nominated in 2008 for The Happening and 2013 for After Earth. In 2015, however, he was also nominated for The Razzie Redeemer Award.

In 2008, Shyamalan said it was a common misperception "that all my movies have twist endings, or that they're all scary. All my movies are spiritual and all have an emotional perspective."[43]

Critical reception[edit]

Year Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1992 Praying with Anger N/A N/A
1998 Wide Awake 39%[44] N/A
1999 The Sixth Sense 85%[45] 64/100[46]
2000 Unbreakable 68%[47] 62/100[48]
2002 Signs 74%[49] 59/100[50]
2004 The Village 43%[51] 44/100[52]
2006 Lady in the Water 24%[53] 36/100[54]
2008 The Happening 18%[55] 34/100[56]
2010 The Last Airbender 6%[57] 20/100[58]
2013 After Earth 11%[59] 33/100[60]
2015 The Visit 65%[61] 55/100[62]
2016 Split 74%[63] 62/100[64]

Plagiarism accusations[edit]

Robert McIlhinney, a Pennsylvania screenwriter, sued Shyamalan in 2003, alleging similarities between Signs and his unpublished script Lord of the Barrens: The Jersey Devil.[65][66]

In 2004, Margaret Peterson Haddix claimed that The Village has numerous similarities to her young adult novel Running Out of Time, prompting discussions with publisher Simon & Schuster about filing a lawsuit.[65][66][67]

In response to both allegations, Disney and Shyamalan's production company Blinding Edge issued statements calling the claims "meritless".[67]

Orson Scott Card has claimed that many elements of The Sixth Sense were plagiarized from his novel Lost Boys, although he has said that enough had been changed that there was no point in suing.[68]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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