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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. Don’t 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. Here’s a look at R-rated firsts.
Also, you can read about "Happening" star John Leguizamo's seven scariest movie scenes.