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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 141 wins & 231 nominations. See more awards »

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Tenet Writer
(2020)
Inception Writer
(2010)
Interstellar Writer
(2014)
Dunkirk Writer
(2017)

Filmography

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  Memento (based on the screenplay by) (announced)
 2023 Oppenheimer (screenplay by) (post-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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Personal Details

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:

I think the job of a director is to be the lens through which other people's input is focused, and so really my job is to have a clear point of view, and a sincere point of view, and things that I take pleasure in, things I don't like, things that make me uncomfortable, whatever that is, whatever that input is, you're trying to focus it in a coherent manner, and that's where the personality of a ... See more »

Trivia:

His father, Brendan James Nolan, was an English advertising executive while his mother, Christina (née Jensen), was originally from North America, hailing from an English-American family of English-Irish-French descent from Evanston, Illinois and worked as a flight attendant and an English teacher. See more »

Trademark:

Characters who are unreliable narrators (e.g. Borden, through his journal, in The Prestige (2006), the Joker through his conflicting monologues in The Dark Knight (2008), and Leonard through his memory problem and 'conditioning' from Memento (2000), Dom with his mind in Inception (2010) See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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