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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 136 wins & 217 nominations. See more awards »

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Dunkirk Writer
(2017)
The Prestige Writer
(2006)
Following Writer
(1998)
Inception Writer
(2010)

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  Memento (original screenplay) (announced)
 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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2 Biographical Movies | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chris Nolan

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

...I studied English Literature. I wasn't a very good student, but one thing I did get from it, while I was making films at the same time with the college film society, was that I started thinking about the narrative freedoms that authors had enjoyed for centuries and it seemed to me that filmmakers should enjoy those freedoms as well. See more »

Trivia:

He typically casts highly acclaimed actors and actresses in his films. As of 2018, he has worked with 16 Oscar winners (Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Heath Ledger, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman, Al Pacino, Mark Rylance, Hilary Swank, & Robin Williams) and 12 Oscar nominees (Tom ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently in his films, at some crucial moment, the protagonists feel let down or betrayed by their mentors whom they have been following blindly and with respect. (e.g. The protagonist being cheated by Cobb in Following (1998), Leonard "discovering" that Teddy is the culprit in Memento (2000), Hilary Swank's character respecting Al Pacino as a great detective in Insomnia (2002) only to find out... See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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