Thursday, January 01, 2009

Blind Items Revealed

July 15, 2008

This one is a little hard to disguise because honestly there are not that many directors names that would just pop in your head. Yes, I know you can name a million, but think of the average person. How many directors can they name? This is one of them. Oh, and he always writes his own stuff as well.

So, this director bought a farm/estate about 4 years ago. It has been in existence for awhile and so had a number of employees already there when he bought it. Even though it isn't really related to the kindness, our director has treated the employees who remained much better in the past four years then they ever were treated by the past employers.

One of the guys who worked on the estate was given some new jobs when the director took over. The director hired him to work on his films as an electrician, handyman, and bartender for parties on the sets. He even gave the guy some bit parts in his films. Well about a year ago, the worker was diagnosed with liver cancer. Over the course of the year our worker had his ups and downs but finally died last week. From the time he was initially diagnosed, our director made sure that the worker received the best care in the world wherever in the world it could be found. He made sure the worker's girlfriend could travel with the worker.

The director made phone calls, called in favors, consulted with the best doctors in the world all for his employee. No matter what he did though, it just was never enough. The director now feels he could have even done more to help, and has been in terrible shape over the past week since the worker's death.

M. Night Shyamalan

27 comments:

Ms. said...

Awesome reveal. I hope you reveal all of the kindness BIs.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I'm glad you revealed this one. I love what I think of as the "epic kindness" items, and I always want to know who is paying forward their success.

cajun cutie said...

He has always came off as a decent guy.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I think M. Night was a popular guess on this one too!

(Yes, I'm up early because I didn't go out last night!)

Mexi said...

I love this reveal. Makes me see him in a whole new way

jw12 said...

YES, I guessed him

schneefloeckli said...

Yeah, the kindness ones all need to be revealed IMO.

ihpguy said...

This was guessed quickly.

Julie said...

aww! thats all local and such! M. Night Shyamalan lives like 6 miles away, and we pass his place all the time. (My in laws always tell stories, because they knew the people who owned the estate before)

CM said...

This truly is kindness. It really gives us hope ...

AnonMom said...

I love this one. What a stand up guy.

not on my dollar said...

Thanks for the kindness reveal. I could use some cheering up today. Gee maybe I'll even go and rent one of his movies that I passed up last year.

linnea said...

Haha, @ not on my dollar, I agree, maybe I should give Lady in Water or whatever it was called another shot?

Geebz said...

Whoa..I would have never guessed him but it is incredibily noble. I will definitely go rent something by him.

not on my dollar said...

linnea,

Lady in Water was 2006

The Happening was 2008


I heard The Happening was better so I'll start with that one and work my way back.

Soon. Not today, but soon.


I try to make it a habit to support the artists who convince me that they truly have a good heart.

Emobacca said...

This totally makes up for his string of shitty movies

Ms. Fullwood said...

How nice!

Kim said...

Me too. I'd like to see all the kindnesses revealed.

Happy New Year, y'all..things were (mostly) quiet here in San Fran. Only one drunk person tried to play punch the paramedic.

jagerlilly said...

This one made me cry. I've always liked him and am so glad that he turned out to be a great guy. Awesome way to start the New Year!

BlahFrickinBlah said...

Stand up guy. I heard him being interviewed on Stern before and he seems like good people.

mabel said...

I like his movies.
I didn't like The Happening because Mark and Zooey were miscast, but it was okay.

Rhianna said...

I've always liked M. Night Shyamalan. Some of his movies suck, some are great, and some are only so-so. Glad to hear he's a nice guy, there aren't enough in the world.

Jewels said...

A King among men!

Thanks for the reveals Ent!

Happy New Year to all. What a way to start the year, eh? ;)

Andy said...

Classy guy. Now if only he could make decent movies.

Jasmine said...

just because his movies are viseral and quiet at times and deep thinking verses our american instant gratification blood guts and nudity all within the same movie doesnt mean his movies arent good.

pomme said...

very classy generous guy!

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