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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:

[at the world premiere of Dunkirk (2017)] I won't say enjoy the film, that doesn't seem quite right. So I would say, experience the film and hope you get something out of it. [July 2017] See more »

Trivia:

Following Insomnia (2002), his next project was going to be a Howard Hughes biopic starring Jim Carrey. Nolan had the screenplay written (calling it "one of the best things I've ever written"), but once it became apparent Martin Scorsese was making his own Hughes biopic, The Aviator (2004), Nolan reluctantly tabled his script and took up directing Batman Begins (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses hard cuts when transitioning to the next scenes. This is most prominent in his films from Batman Begins (2005) onward, especially in The Dark Knight (2008), where, in some instances, the hard cuts he uses will go so far as to nearly cut off character's lines in order to quickly and efficiently get to the next scene. See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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