Pondicherry-born Manoj Night Shyamalan is a master of suspense whose four films have grossed over $725 million. In an amazingly short period of time, 35 year old has achieved tremendous success. But that is not the only thing that he achieved.
According to confidential movie budgets obtained by Smoking Gun, Shyamalan has earned an average of $9 million for each of these movies. His stars did even better. Mel Gibson got $25 for Signs, Bruce Willis got $14 and $20 for The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable respectively.
Not bad for a writer/director who once told BBC, “I’m intensely boring, so that creates a need to be exciting in other forms”.