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Will Smith Has a Great Nickname for M. Night Shyamalan

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 27:  Director M. Night Shyamalan attends "La Trampa del Mal" (Devil) photocall at the Santo Mauro Hotel on January 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** M. Night Shyamalan

A brief few weeks into his career as a Twitterer, M. Night Shyamalan has made his account totally worthwhile. "Most family calls me 'Manoj,'" the oft-maligned director tweeted, priming us for a potential Nicki Minaj one-liner. Nay! The follow-up: "All my friends and everyone else calls me 'Night.' A few peeps call me 'M.' Will Smith calls me 'M. Neezie.'"

There you have it. We have to assume the awesome handle was somehow born via M. Neezie's upcoming Will and Jaden Smith vehicle One Thousand A.E., a film we may now consider getting excited about.

Bonus information gleaned since M. Neezie began tweeting:
• He does not understand Jaden Smith's tweets. "What the hell are you saying?! Everything is like 'I'm chillin %43#(+'"
• He is "trying to build up the courage" to helm a "microbudget," David Lynch-esque venture sans Hollywood support.
 • He is surprised by his decision to begin tweeting after once neglecting his e-mail for two years. (This tweet was directed at Ron Howard. Ron, sorry we butted our noses in.)

Photo: Carlos Alvarez/2011 Getty Images