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Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, 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 5 Oscars. Another 139 wins & 229 nominations. See more awards »

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Inception Writer
(2010)
Tenet Writer
(2020)
The Prestige Writer
(2006)
Interstellar Writer
(2014)

Filmography

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  Memento (based on the screenplay by) (announced)
 2023 Oppenheimer (written by) (pre-production)
 2020 Tenet (written by)
 2017 Dunkirk (written by)
 2014 Interstellar (written by)
 2013 Man of Steel (story)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (screenplay) / (story)
 2010 Inception: The Cobol Job (Video short) (based on characters by)
 2010 Inception (written by)
 2008 Ghajini (based on a screenplay by)
 2008 The Dark Knight (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The Prestige (screenplay)
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game) (based on the movie written by - uncredited)
 2005 Batman Begins (screenplay)
 2000 Memento (screenplay)
 1998 Following (written by)
 1997 Doodlebug (Short) (written by - as Chris Nolan)
 1996 Larceny (Short)
 1989 Tarantella (TV Short)
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Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chris Nolan

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Spouse:

Emma Thomas  (4 children)

Children:

Nolan, Flora | See more »

Parents:

Nolan, Brendan | Nolan, Christina

Relatives:

Jonathan Nolan (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Most of the movies that have really inspired me were box-office failures - Blade Runner (1982), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), a terrific movie, but there's no correlation between my favourite movies and box-office success. See more »

Trivia:

In interviews he said, that he's only interested in making features that will be shown in theatres. He has no plans to ever work for Netflix. He criticized Netflix's distribution model as "mindless", because it would skip the traditional 3-month-theatrical-window, which he called a "terrific" model, that shouldn't be changed. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses symmetric image composition, possibly inspired by Stanley Kubrick. See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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