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

Most of Shyamalan's commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the The Walt Disney Studios (division)/Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone Pictures/Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures/Hollywood film imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India.

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