I remember when I realized M. Night Shyamalan was doomed to become a stereotype. First, there was the agreed-upon mockery of his name: Shamalamadingdong. I don't know who started it, but here's Quentin Tarantino casually dropping it in , while at the same time praising Unbreakable as a masterpiece. Maybe not unrelated. The nickname persists to this day, in the same way that Harinder at the office gets renamed "Harry" by his managers because it's easier for them to pronounce. Or the way that "Manoj" becomes "M.
Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. See the gallery. Sign In. Night Shyamalan Producer Director Writer. Up this week. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist, and Nelliate C. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Hollywood Icons, Then and Now. Share this page:.
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Manoj Nelliyattu "M. He is known for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He made his directorial debut in with his first movie Praying with Anger. His second movie was the comedy-drama film Wide Awake His most well-received films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense , the superhero thriller Unbreakable , and the science fiction thriller Signs Afterward, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the period-piece thriller The Village , the dark fantasy Lady in the Water , the eco-thriller The Happening , The Last Airbender an adaptation based on the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender , and the science fiction film After Earth Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the release of the found footage horror film The Visit , the psychological thriller Split , and the superhero thriller Glass
This post was originally published in We have updated it to include Split. Night Shyamalan has made his career on the plot twist. Aside for a few notable exceptions, his body of work is full of gotcha moments, laboring heavily under their own ambitions, trying in vain to surprise a jaded audience, and, more often than not, failing miserably. You go into a Shyamalan film waiting for the other shoe to drop. If the plot seems straightforward and easy to understand, hold onto your hat because two-thirds of the way through the thing, something you never saw coming is going to emerge from the shadows, hitting you over the head with how clever it is. How twisty are these twists, really? Will anything live up to the standard set by The Sixth Sense? Split Definitely not.