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By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
M. Night Shyamalan has finally gone over to the dark side. After being strictly a PG-13 director of thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, for which he received an Oscar nomination for best director, Unbreakable and The Village, Shyamalan has ventured into the R-rated waters with his latest chiller, The Happening, which opens Friday. Dont expect nudity or tons of naughty words; The Happening is receiving its rating due to violence and bloodletting.
From legends of the silver screen -- such as Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Gregory Peck -- to Disney studio veterans -- such as Anne Hathaway and Lindsay Lohan -- almost every performer or director has or will make an R-rated movie. Heres a look at R-rated firsts.
Also, you can read about "Happening" star John Leguizamo's seven scariest movie scenes.