In celebration of M. Night Shyamalan‘s birthday today, I will almost apologize for ragging on him a couple of weeks ago. Just because you don’t like a director’s movies is no reason to criticize his work, right?
If I were allowed to ask him 10 questions, that might be one of them. But I’m not in that position, so instead here’s TIME magazine asking him 10 questions.
Maybe I’ll stop complaining about his movies, since he still delivers at the box office, according to this article, in which he’s referred to as “the Rodney Dangerfield of directors — he can’t get no respect.” Shyamalan chalks it up to the “stigma of hubris.”
Here’s that American Express commercial he did a few years back:
And here’s “Night” telling the American Film Institute what his favorite movie is: