Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan

Nolan smiling to his right
Nolan in 2018
Christopher Edward Nolan

(1970-07-30) 30 July 1970 (age 53)
London, England
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Alma materUniversity College London
  • Film director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
Years active1993–present
TitleCo-founder of Syncopy Inc.
Board member ofThe Film Foundation
Dame Emma Thomas (m. 1997)
AwardsFull list

Sir Christopher Edward Nolan CBE (born 30 July 1970) is a British-American director, producer and screenwriter. He often works with his brother, author Jonathan Nolan. Nolan rose to prominence for directing the psychological thriller Memento, and for reviving the Batman movie franchise as the director of The Dark Knight Trilogy. Each of them are Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He is also the founder of the production company, Syncopy Films through which his movies Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017), Tenet (2020) and Oppenheimer (2023) were released.

For directing Oppenheimer, he won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

In July 2012, Nolan became the youngest director to be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.[1]

In the media[change | change source]

Nolan appreciated the work of actor Thalapathy Vijay in action film Leo set to release in North America theatres on 18 October 2023.[2]

Style[change | change source]

Christopher Nolan's filmmaking style is characterized by non-linear narratives, mind-bending concepts, complex themes, unconventional characters, strong visuals, sparse music, collaboration, attention to detail, intellectual depth, and genre-blending. His films engage and challenge viewers.[3]

Casting[change | change source]

Nolan has frequently cast the following;

Actor Following
Batman Begins
The Prestige
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Christian Bale X markN X markN X markN X markN
Michael Caine X markN X markN X markN X markN X markN X markN X markN
Mark Boone Junior X markN X markN
Anne Hathaway X markN X markN
Nicky Katt X markN X markN
Cillian Murphy X markN X markN X markN X markN X markN
Jeremy Theobold X markN X markN X markN
Lucy Russell X markN X markN
Larry Holden X markN X markN X markN
Russ Fega X markN X markN
Morgan Freeman X markN X markN X markN
Gary Oldman X markN X markN X markN
Joseph Gordon-Levitt X markN X markN
Marion Cotillard X markN X markN
Tom Hardy X markN X markN X markN
Liam Neeson X markN X markN
Ken Watanabe X markN X markN
Patrick Leahy X markN X markN
John Nolan X markN X markN X markN

Director filmography[change | change source]

Major motion pictures[change | change source]

Short movies[change | change source]

  • Tarantella (1989) (Also writer/producer)
  • Larceny (1996) (Also writer/producer)
  • Doodlebug (1997) (Also writer/producer)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chris Nolan Receives Rare Hollywood Honor". Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  2. "Nolan appreciates #LEO Official Trailer of actor Thalapathy Vijay". YouTube. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  3. "10 Signature Elements of Christopher Nolan's Filmmaking Style!". Critic Film. 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-10-23.

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