M. Night Shyamalan - Famous Voice Actor

M. Night Shyamalan Net Worth


M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American director, screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker with a net worth of $80 million. He gained fame for his thrilling films with intriguing plot twists, which have grossed over $3 billion at the global box office.

Key facts:

  • M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American director, screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker.
  • He is best known for directing thrillers with interesting plot twists.
  • His films have earned over $3 billion at the global box office.
  • Shyamalan rose to prominence with films like 'The Sixth Sense' and continued his success with films like 'Unbreakable,' 'Signs,' and 'The Village.'
  • He faced a period of critical and financial failure with films like 'Lady in the Water,' 'The Happening,' and 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' but was able to bounce back with films like 'The Visit,' 'Split,' and 'Glass.'

Basic Information About M. Night Shyamalan

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsScreenwriter, Film Producer, Film director, Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson
Net worth$80,000,000
Date of birth1970-08-06 (53 years old)
Place of birthMahΓ©, India
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently uses Philadelphia as the backdrop in his movies. As seen in the films Wide Awake (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002) and The Village (2004).
Having some sort of twist in the end or surprise ending in his films
Frequently uses shots of people's reflections in various objects
Many of his films involve two ordinary individuals with extraordinary abilities or events happening to them. One of the people either has connections to a child or is a child, and the one connected to the child is always having marital difficulties.
Frequently uses fluttering curtains, such as when Bruce Willis discovers the victimized mother in Unbreakable (2000) and in the last shot of Signs (2002).
Films often use an event from the main character's past as a major connection to what is happening in the present (the Vincent Gray case in The Sixth Sense (1999), the car crash in Unbreakable (2000), the death of the wife in Signs (2002))
Makes cameo appearances in his own movies, like Alfred Hitchcock, one of his favorite directors.
Frequently uses water as a sign of death or weakness (the aliens in Signs (2002) and David Dunn in Unbreakable (2000) both have the same weakness; in The Sixth Sense (1999), a killer hides in a bathroom. In The Village (2004), Finton becomes too scared to continue on with Ivy when it is raining.)
Car crashes play pivotal roles in all his films: Cole reveals his gift to his mother during a traffic jam in The Sixth Sense (1999), David "loses" his football abilities in a car accident in Unbreakable (2000), and Graham's wife dies in a bizarre car accident in Signs (2002).
Many of his films have an important scene set in a basement. The Sixth Sense (1999): Malcolm is in the basement when discovering important plot information; Unbreakable (2000): David discovers his strength in a basement; Signs (2002): The family is in the basement when the aliens attack. In The Village (2004), when they are in the cellar (basement) Ivy discovers that Lucius really does care for her.
His films tend to be religiously themed
Lengthy, uncut, immovable shot of two people talking. Usually the two characters are standing a distance from the camera.
Use of bright colors, especially red, to signify a clue or crucial item in the movie.
Frequently works with James Newton Howard for the musical score
Never uses stock sound effects; insists that all foley sounds, ambience, and other audio be originally created
Often works with particular actors twice in consecutive movies. For example Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, both Joaquin Phoenix and Cherry Jones in Signs and The Village, and Bryce Dallas Howard in The Village and Lady in the Water.
Films contain widowed spouses or struggling/abandoned marriages. Anna Crowe in The Sixth Sense was a widow and Lynn Sear's husband had abandoned them. The struggling relationship of David and Audrey in Unbreakable. Graham was a widower in Signs. Alice was a widow in The Village. Cleveland was a widower in Lady in the Water. Finally, the struggling marriage of Alma and Elliott in The Happening.
His characters are often ordinary individuals caught up in extraordinary circumstances
Often includes a spiral motif or pattern in environments. The stairway at the birthday party in The Sixth Sense (1999), a chalk pattern in a school playground in Unbreakable (2000), the direction in which the corn was bent in Signs (2002).
Emphasises beats between actions and dialogue delivery, so his characters' lines and actions seldom (if ever) overlap.
Frequently uses broken glass as a symbol of fragility or to foreshadow a terrible event.
Spouse7 March - Bhavna Vaswani (Β 1993 - present)Β (3 children)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did M. Night Shyamalan win?


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M. Night Shyamalan awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeThe Village2004
Chainsaw Award - Best Wide-Release FilmNomineeThe Visit2016
iHorror Award - Best Horror DirectorNomineeThe Visit2016
Rondo Statuette - Best MovieNomineeThe Visit2015
Bram Stoker Award - ScreenplayNomineeSigns2002
Christopher Award - FilmWinnerSigns2003
Empire Award - Best DirectorNomineeSigns2003
OFCS Award - Best Original ScreenplayNomineeSigns2003
Rondo Statuette - Best Genre FilmNomineeSigns2002
SFX Award - Best SF or Fantasy Film DirectorNomineeSigns2003
Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Γ…rets utenlandske kinofilm)NomineeThe Sixth Sense2000
Bram Stoker Award - ScreenplayWinnerThe Sixth Sense1999
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNomineeThe Sixth Sense2000
Empire Award - Best DirectorWinnerThe Sixth Sense2000
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeThe Sixth Sense2000
Golden Satellite Award - Best Screenplay, OriginalWinnerThe Sixth Sense2000
Nebula Award - Best ScriptWinnerThe Sixth Sense2000
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeThe Sixth Sense2000
Bram Stoker Award - ScreenplayNomineeUnbreakable2000
Nebula Award - Best ScriptNomineeUnbreakable2001
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeSplit2017
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeLady in the Water2006
Razzie Award - Worst Supporting ActorWinnerLady in the Water2007
Yoga Award - Worst Foreign DirectorWinnerLady in the Water2007

M. Night Shyamalan roles

Movie / Series Role
The VillageDirector
The VillageWriter
The VillageGuard at Desk
The VisitDirector
The VisitWriter
GlassJai, Security Guard
SignsRay Reddy
The HappeningDirector
The HappeningWriter
The HappeningJoey (voice)
The Sixth SenseDirector
The Sixth SenseWriter
The Sixth SenseDr. Hill
The Last AirbenderDirector
The Last AirbenderWriter
The Last AirbenderFirebender at Earth Prison Camp (uncredited)
UnbreakableStadium Drug Dealer
SplitJai / Hooters Lover
Stuart LittleWriter
After EarthDirector
After EarthWriter
Lady in the WaterDirector
Lady in the WaterWriter
Lady in the WaterVick Ran
This Is UsM. Night Shyamalan 2 episodes, 2019-2020
Made in HollywoodSelf 3 episodes, 2015-2019
EntourageM. Night Shyamalan 1 episode, 2007
Wayward PinesDirector
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 1 episode, 2019
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 1 episode, 2019
The One ShowSelf 1 episode, 2019
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 2 episodes, 2019-2021
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2006
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2000
A Little Late with Lilly SinghSelf 1 episode, 2021
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2018

M. Night Shyamalan's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
The Sixth SenseΒ (1999)$3,000,000
UnbreakableΒ (2000)$10,000,000
SignsΒ (2002)$12,500,000 (writing, directing, and co-producing)
The VillageΒ (2004)$10,700,000 (Story rights ($7,200,000); Writing services ($300,000); Producing ($3,000,000); Directing ($221,000).).

M. Night Shyamalan's Quotes

  • I play for a living...Success is tied to a feeling of magic, which I can protect.
  • My hope is we broke so many rules we created a new rule.
  • The idea is to always go for the thing that's risky. I want to be courageous and original. And original means, you don't know what 'colour' movie you just saw.
  • Movie making is not like other artforms, like painting, or writing a novel, because that can be disgested or interpreted... It takes two years to make each one of these, and it's always judged on money.
  • All of my movies have made money, and that's important for me - it's my job to make money for the studio...

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Interesting Facts about M. Night Shyamalan

  1. Episcopal Academy, where Shyamalan was sent, is actually a private academy that is affiliated with the Episcopalian Church. It is a private school in Lower Merion, PA, one of the wealthiest suburbs in the U.S. and home at one time or another to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Blythe Danner, among others.
  2. Shymalan lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania, part of the affluent "Main Line" suburban region of Philadelphia.
  3. His parents, wife, and 9 other family members are MDs and/or Ph.Ds.
  4. Name pronounced "SHAH-ma-lawn".
  5. His middle name "Night" was made up during college.
  6. Has made on-screen appearances in several of his own movies, beginning with a lead role in his debut feature, Praying with Anger (1992), and including subsequent supporting roles and cameo appearances in the films The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and Lady in the Water (2006).
  7. One of the first scripts he sold was called "Labor of Love" about a man who walks across country to prove his love for his recently deceased wife. As of January 2017, it has still not been made.
  8. Graduated from New York University.
  9. He is an avid comic book fan, which was made apparent in his film Unbreakable (2000).
  10. After attending private schools Waldron and then Episcopal Acaedmy, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the latter in 2001.
  11. The silver charm worn around his neck was given to him by his father and contains Sanskrit proverbs to keep him safe.
  12. Became the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood when Disney gave him $5 million to write Signs (2002).
  13. Son of Jayalakshmi Shyamalan and Nelliate C. Shyamalan.
  14. Said in the bonus disk that the movie Unbreakable (2000) was made from what started as only the first third of the original script. He said he felt no connection to the last two thirds of the text and decided to discard them.
  15. Ranked #21 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #64 in 2002.
  16. Ranked #23 in Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List. He was the 5th-highest ranked director. Had ranked #21 in 2003.
  17. Favorite film of all time is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  18. His three supernatural thrillers, The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), and Signs (2002), grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide.
  19. Has in his office posters from 3 of his most favorite movies: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Exorcist (1973), and Die Hard (1988).
  20. Made many films using a video camera when he was young. When his theatrical films go to DVD, he puts in a scene from one of his childhood films that marks his first attempt at the same kind of movie. The Sixth Sense (1999) includes the ghost story Nightmare on Old Gulf, Unbreakable (2000) includes the action movie Millionaire, Signs (2002) includes the monster movie Pictures, and The Village includes an untitled period piece.

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