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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 137 wins & 220 nominations. See more awards »

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Dunkirk Writer
(2017)
The Prestige Writer
(2006)
Inception Writer
(2010)
Interstellar Writer
(2014)

Filmography

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  Memento (original screenplay) (announced)
 2020 Tenet (written by) (post-production)
 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:

[on Dunkirk (2017)] I wanted it to be an intense an experience as possible and therefore as lean and stripped down and short an experience as possible. You can only sustain the degree of suspense and tension that we wanted from the film for so long before you exhaust the audience. I think perhaps people hearing that I was doing a film about Dunkirk, particularly British people who know the story ... See more »

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In addition to their artistic and financial success, Nolan's Batman films were also highly influential in shaping the business side of Hollywood from the mid-2000s onward. The success of 'Batman Begins' popularized the notion of 'rebooting' franchises, and 'The Dark Knight' was the first Hollywood feature film to have scenes shot in IMAX (thus popularizing the format for presentations of major ... See more »

Trademark:

The storyline in his films usually involves a determined character seeking vengeance over the death of a loved one. (Examples: Guy Pearce in Memento (2000), Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005), Hugh Jackman in The Prestige (2006), Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight (2008), and Marion Cotillard in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)). See more »

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Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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