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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 121 wins & 155 nominations. See more awards »

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[regarding his canceled Howard Hughes film] Luckily I managed to find another wealthy, quirky character who's orphaned at a young age. See more »


As of 2014, 7 out of 9 films Nolan directed are on the IMDB's top 250: The Dark Knight (2008), Batman Begins (2005), Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Interstellar (2014). The two films missing are _Insomnia_ and Following (1998). See more »


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