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M. Night Shyamalan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 6 august 1970 at Mahé, India (Inde)

M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan
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Birth name Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
Nationality USA
Birth 6 august 1970 (48 years) at Mahé, India (Inde)
Creator of Blinding Edge Pictures
Awards Padma Shri

Manoj Shyamalan (/ˈʃʲɑːmələn/ born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. His major films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the neo-noir superhero drama thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the fantasy thriller Lady in the Water (2006), the natural horror thriller The Happening (2008), the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender (2010), the sci-fi action-adventure film After Earth (2013) and the horror comedy film The Visit (2015). He is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised, and for including plot twists in most of his works.
Most of Shyamalan's 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.

Biography

Shyamalan married Bhavna Vaswani, a fellow student whom he met at New York University. His production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, is located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. 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 Night and Ashwin Rajan.

Best films

The Sixth Sense (1999)
(Director)
Signs (2002)
(Director)
The Last Airbender (2010)
(Director)
Stuart Little (1999)
(Scriptwriter)
Split (2017)
(Director)
The Village (2004)
(Director)

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Filmography of M. Night Shyamalan (20 films)

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Actor

Glass
Glass (2019)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark
Roles Jai, Security Guard
Rating67% 3.396273.396273.396273.396273.39627
David Dunn, l'homme « incassable », se lance à la poursuite de « La Bête », la personnalité surhumaine de Kevin Wendell Crumb. De son côté, « l'homme de verre » Elijah Price éveille à nouveau l'intérêt en affirmant détenir des informations capitales au sujet de ces deux hommes très spéciaux.
Split
Split (2017)
, 1h57
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kim Director, Haley Lu Richardson, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Sula
Roles Jai, Hooters Lover
Rating72% 3.6485553.6485553.6485553.6485553.648555
Kevin Wendell Crumb souffre d'un trouble dissociatif de l'identité. Il échange régulièrement avec sa psychiatre dévouée, le docteur Fletcher, qui a déjà pu distinguer vingt-trois personnalités différentes s'exprimer à tour de rôle durant leurs conversations. Selon Fletcher, Kevin aurait subi des maltraitances et des humiliations au cours de son histoire et l’une de ses personnalités, plus sombre et plus menaçante que toutes les autres, nommée « la bête », demeure encore enfouie. Le docteur Fletcher met en exergue le fait que son patient s'est forgé ces nombreuses personnalités différentes dans un besoin existentiel de se protéger des autres.
The Last Airbender, 1h43
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi
Roles Firebender at Earth Prison Camp
Rating41% 2.053972.053972.053972.053972.05397
Fourteen-year-old Katara and her fifteen-year-old brother, Sokka, are near a river at the Southern Water Tribe, a small village in the South Pole. While hunting, they discover an iceberg that shoots a beam of light into the sky. Inside of the iceberg is a twelve-year-old boy named Aang and a giant flying bison named Appa. Unknown to them, Aang is the long-lost Avatar — the only person capable of "bending" all four elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire. One hundred years have passed since the Fire Nation has declared war on the other three nations of Air, Water, and Earth in their attempt to conquer the world.
The Happening, 1h26
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes Films about education, Environmental films, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin, Ashlyn Sanchez
Roles Joey
Rating50% 2.500522.500522.500522.500522.50052
In New York City's Central Park, people begin committing mass suicide. Initially believed to be caused by a bio-terrorist attack using an airborne neurotoxin, the behavior quickly spreads across the northeastern United States. Elliot Moore, a high school science teacher in Philadelphia, hears about the attacks and decides to go to Harrisburg by train with his wife, Alma. They are accompanied by his friend Julian and Julian's eight-year-old daughter Jess. Julian's wife is stuck in Philadelphia but is expected to meet them in Harrisburg. The train loses all radio contact en route and stops at a small town. They receive word that Philadelphia has been attacked by the toxin and Julian's wife was not able to get on the train to Harrisburg. Julian decides to go look for her, leaving his daughter with the Moores while he hitches a ride. However, the town has already been hit by the toxin. Succumbing to it, the driver and Julian both commit suicide.
Lady in the Water, 1h49
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Cindy Cheung
Roles Vick Ran
Rating55% 2.799692.799692.799692.799692.79969
One evening, Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti), who became a handyman at a Philadelphia apartment complex after his family was murdered, discovers Story (Bryce Dallas Howard), a naiad-like character (called a Narf) from the Blue World, in his building's pool, immediately rescuing her from an attack by a "Scrunt", a grass-covered lupine that lies preternaturally flat.
The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan, 45minutes
Directed by Nathaniel Kahn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Documentary
Actors Adrien Brody, M. Night Shyamalan, Johnny Depp, Nathaniel Kahn, Jicky Schnee
Roles Himself
Rating52% 2.6077452.6077452.6077452.6077452.607745
Le documentaire retrace la vie de M. Night Shyamalan à travers plusieurs interviews de ses amis, et de la famille du réalisateur. Cependant, ce documentaire fut très controversé.
The Village, 1h48
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Guard at Desk
Rating64% 3.24913.24913.24913.24913.2491
In the small, isolated Pennsylvania village of Covington in the 19th century, the residents live in fear of nameless creatures in the surrounding woods. They have constructed a large barrier of oil lanterns and watch towers that are constantly manned to keep watch for "those we don't speak of". It is explained that the villagers have a long-standing truce with the monsters; the villagers do not go into their woods, and the creatures do not enter their village.
Signs
Signs (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan
Roles Ray Reddy
Rating66% 3.34913.34913.34913.34913.3491
The Hess family lives on an isolated farm in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) is a former priest whose wife, Colleen, died in a horrific traffic accident caused by a town local, Ray Reddy (Shyamalan). No longer practicing religiously, Graham lives with his asthmatic son, Morgan (Rory Culkin), daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin), who leaves water glasses all over the house because of various reasons, and Graham's younger brother, Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), a former minor league baseball star who never made it to the major leagues because he swung too hard and struck out too often. Graham discovers a huge crop circle in his field, reports of violent animal behavior have spread across town, and one of the Hess' dogs tries to attack Bo and Morgan, forcing them to kill it.
Unbreakable, 1h46
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities
Actors Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark, John Patrick Amedori, Michael Kelly
Roles Jai
Rating72% 3.648553.648553.648553.648553.64855
Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is born with Type I osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease in which bones break easily. As revealed later in flashbacks, Elijah draws a theory, based on the comic books he has read during his many hospital stays, that if he represents extreme human frailty, perhaps there is someone "unbreakable" at the opposite extreme.
The Sixth Sense, 1h47
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Ghost films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about school violence
Actors Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Mischa Barton
Roles Dr. Hill
Rating80% 4.0492554.0492554.0492554.0492554.049255
Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist in Philadelphia, returns home one night with his wife, Anna, after having been honored for his work. Anna tells Malcolm that everything is second to his work, and that she believes he is truly gifted.
Praying with Anger, 1h47
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors M. Night Shyamalan, Richa Ahuja
Roles Dev Raman
Rating51% 2.5624552.5624552.5624552.5624552.562455
Indian American Dev Raman (M. Night Shyamalan), who was raised in the United States, returns to his native country to spend a year as part of a college exchange program. He is initially reluctant, but his mother insists and he respects her wishes. While there, he discovers that his cold and distant father, now deceased, carried a quiet and profound affection towards him. While he is in India, he receives guidance from his friend Sanjay (Mike Muthu). As the visit progresses, Dev ignores Sanjay's suggestions, and the interaction between Indian and Western cultures quickly precipitates into misunderstanding and violence.

Director

Glass
Glass (2019)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark
Rating67% 3.396273.396273.396273.396273.39627
David Dunn, l'homme « incassable », se lance à la poursuite de « La Bête », la personnalité surhumaine de Kevin Wendell Crumb. De son côté, « l'homme de verre » Elijah Price éveille à nouveau l'intérêt en affirmant détenir des informations capitales au sujet de ces deux hommes très spéciaux.
Split
Split (2017)
, 1h57
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kim Director, Haley Lu Richardson, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Sula
Rating72% 3.6485553.6485553.6485553.6485553.648555
Kevin Wendell Crumb souffre d'un trouble dissociatif de l'identité. Il échange régulièrement avec sa psychiatre dévouée, le docteur Fletcher, qui a déjà pu distinguer vingt-trois personnalités différentes s'exprimer à tour de rôle durant leurs conversations. Selon Fletcher, Kevin aurait subi des maltraitances et des humiliations au cours de son histoire et l’une de ses personnalités, plus sombre et plus menaçante que toutes les autres, nommée « la bête », demeure encore enfouie. Le docteur Fletcher met en exergue le fait que son patient s'est forgé ces nombreuses personnalités différentes dans un besoin existentiel de se protéger des autres.
Labor of Love
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Bruce Willis, Ben Winchell

Un libraire de Philadelphie décide de traverser les États-Unis pour rendre hommage et prouver l'amour qu'il porte à sa femme, récemment décédée dans un accident de la route. Il veut se rendre à Pacifica en Californie, lieu préféré du couple.