M. Night Shyamalan was born in Mah, Pondicherry, India on the 6th day of August in 1970. He was later raised in the Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Coming from a long line of doctors, Night wondered off the family path and into film-making. At the age of 29, exactly 10 years ago, his first wide-release film, The Sixth Sense, opened to great reviews and stupendous word of mouth. The film went on to gross $293 million dollars in the U.S. and almost $675 million world-wide. Landing at the second highest gross of the year, and as one of the highest grosses of all-time, the success of The Sixth Sense catapulted M. Night Shyamalan to the top of Hollywood.
Now 10 years later he is working on what he has called his Lord of the Rings: The Last Airbender.
All of the fans here at MNightFans.com would like to wish M. Night Shyamalan a Happy 39th Birthday, and many more years of success! Congratulations, M. Night, on an amazing first 10 years in the mainstream. Though it’s had it’s ups and downs, and though many people don’t look past the surface level at most of your films, we do, and we appreciate each of them more with every viewing. We look forward to the next 10 years, as we spend time on the world on which The Last Airbender trilogy takes place. (We know it’s not our Earth, the animals give that much away.)