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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:

There are filmmakers who pride themselves on 'one for the studio, one for me', and I just don't see it that way. I have an opportunity that very few filmmakers get, to do something on a huge scale that I can control completely and make as personal as I want, so I feel a big responsibility to make the most of it. Because there are tremendous filmmakers out there who will never get that opportunity... See more »

Trivia:

Vast majority of Nolan's movies have an interesting common part of the plot - the main protagonist of each of the movies Nolan has directed experience some sort of mind problem, difficulty that significantly contributes to the storyline. In Memento (2000), Leonard suffers a short-term memory loss that has been caused by the murder of his wife. In Insomnia (2002), detective Will Dormer while on ... See more »

Trademark:

Enormous visual scope and heavy emphasis on location and architecture 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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