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Christopher Nolan (I)


Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old, Nolan began making short movies ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 122 wins & 163 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
(2008)
The Dark Knight Rises
(2012)
Inception
Inception Writer
(2010)
Interstellar
Interstellar Writer
(2014)

Filmography

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 2017 Dunkirk (written by) (post-production)
  Memento (original screenplay) (announced)
 2014 Interstellar (written by)
 2013 Man of Steel (story)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (screenplay) / (story)
 2010 Inception (written by)
 2008 The Dark Knight (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The Prestige (screenplay)
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
 2005 Batman Begins (screenplay)
 2000 Memento (screenplay)
 1998 Following (written by)
 1997 Doodlebug (Short) (written by - as Chris Nolan)
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2 Biographical Movies | 5 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chris Nolan

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

I sometimes get frustrated with studio executives - and indeed critics - who will watch a film in a very linear way and make notes as they go, because that's not how movies work. You get to the end - the audience gets to the end - and then you take about five minutes to decide "Okay, what was all that?" and your brain really looks at everything in a different way and then you decide. And that's ... See more »

Trivia:

Prefers shooting on film stock over digital, and has been outspoken against the threat by studios to phase out the use of film as a choice over digital. See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists will often resort to tactics of physical or psychological torture to gain information (e.g. (SPOILERS) in Batman Begins (2005), Batman uses the hallucinagenic fear compound on Jonathan Crane in order to gain information about his "boss"; in The Prestige (2006), Angier buries Borden's assistant alive in order to get Borden to talk; in The Dark Knight (2008), Batman throws ... See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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This guy and his fans think he's Stanley Kubrick or something. alexhuffman72
Nolan is the best? coolmovienerd
I pity those who don't have Nolan in their hearts headkick24
This man needs to save the DC universe ASAP jwjr7
Christopher Nolan is just 1 of a kind. carteagle
Which generation of filmmakers is better? amyperez007
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