A tale I heard
An excerpt of an interview with Joaquin Phoenix, conducted by Will Ferrell:
FERRELL: When you worked with M. Night Shyamalan, did you ever just once call him M. Night Shyamalamadingdong?
FERRELL: Okay. How would he have reacted if you were like, “Hey! M. Night Shyamalamadingdong! Can I ask you about this one camera shot?”
PHOENIX: Having been teased most of my childhood about my name—
FERRELL: You’re sensitive to that area...
PHOENIX: [laughs] Yeah.