Nominated for 3 Oscars.
Another 93 wins & 88 nominations.
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A lot of it is being done in commercials and music videos. I've never done them, but I think that those are forms in which cross-cutting and parallel action are absolutely standard and accepted as a mainstream language. Film-makers like myself enjoy the fruits of that experimentation and absorption by the mainstream. I think people's capacity to absorb a fractured mise-en-scene is extraordinary ...
After James Cameron, Christopher Nolan is the second director make 2 films that have grossed more than $1 billion in the worldwide box office (The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises). However, Nolan is the first director to have released both of the billion dollar grossing films in 2D only (James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic have both been released in 3D at some point during their releases).
His endings have a recurring theme of justified dishonesty. (Examples: Guy Pearce
's "Do I lie to myself to be happy" monologue in Memento
(2000), Michael Caine
's closing remark that the audience "wants to be fooled" from The Prestige
(2006) and Christian Bale
's rationale of how the citizens of Gotham City "deserve to have their faith rewarded" at the end of The Dark Knight