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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 & 226 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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  Memento (based on the screenplay by) (announced)
 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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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 sometimes get frustrated with studio executives - and indeed critics - who will watch a film in a very linear way and make notes as they go, because that's not how movies work. You get to the end - the audience gets to the end - and then you take about five minutes to decide "Okay, what was all that?" and your brain really looks at everything in a different way and then you decide. And that's ... See more »

Trivia:

He typically casts highly acclaimed actors and actresses in his films. As of 2020, 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 14 Oscar nominees (Tom ... See more »

Trademark:

His films almost always end with the character's fate open to interpretation See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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