Christopher Nolan

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Thanks to his stylized, time-bending renovation of film noir conventions, director Christopher Nolan established himself as a creator of psychologically demanding films that defied classification. Though he made his ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1970 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (13)

Dunkirk 2017 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Interstellar 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Keys to the Street 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

Inception 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

(treatment) (Story By)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Memento 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Following 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (11)

Dunkirk 2017 (Movie)

(Director)

The Quay Brothers in 35mm 2015 (Movie)

("Quay") (Director)

Interstellar 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Inception 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Insomnia 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Memento 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Following 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (10)

Dunkirk 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Interstellar 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Inception 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Following 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (6)

Star Talk 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

2012 MTV Movie Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

These Amazing Shadows 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Following 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

Thanks to his stylized, time-bending renovation of film noir conventions, director Christopher Nolan established himself as a creator of psychologically demanding films that defied classification. Though he made his feature debut with the ultra-low budget indie, "Following" (1998), Nolan put himself on the map with "Memento" (2000), a classic revenge story with the unique twist of being told backwards. Hailed by many critics and - by indie standards - made successful by a rabid audience, "Memento" quickly turned Nolan's fortunes, establishing him as a highly sought-after talent. He soon followed with the less imaginative, but no less engaging thriller, "Insomnia" (2002), starring heavy-hitters Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams. But it was the blockbuster "Batman Begins" (2005) - a reimagined take on a long-defunct film franchise - that propelled Nolan to the upper tier of Hollywood directors. His dark, brooding take on the avenging crusader was much more aligned with its original intention than any other subsequent incarnation had been, earning critical praise, audience admiration and a large chunk of box office dollars. With "The Prestige" (2006), "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Inception" (2010), his reputation as an auteur working in a blockbuster world was firmly cemented.

Relationships

Jonathan Nolan Writer

Brother
Born 1976 Jonathan wrote short story upon which Christopher's "Memento" (2000) was based Also collaborated in "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)

Miranda Nolan Actor

Cousin
Miranda had a small role in Christopher's "Inception" (2010)

John Nolan Actor

Uncle
John had a small role in Christopher's "Batman Begins" (2005)

Rory Nolan Actor

Son
Rory had small role in his father's film "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)

Emma Thomas Producer

Wife
Married 1997 Thomas produced Nolan's films, including "Memento" (2000), "Batman Begins" (2005), and "The Dark Knight" (2008)

EDUCATION

Haileybury College

Hertfordshire

University College London

Made several short films in the college film society

Milestones

2012

Directed third film in his Batman trilogy "The Dark Knight Rises," starring Bale in title role and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman; also co-wrote

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("Inception")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture ("Inception")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture ("Inception")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

2010

Wrote and directed the sci-fi thriller "Inception," starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("The Dark Knight")

2008

Helmed second installment of the Batman series "The Dark Knight" with Bale reprising the lead role; Heath Ledger cast as The Joker

2006

Directed Hugh Jackman and Bale in "The Prestige," about two rival magicians in the 19th century

2005

Helmed (also co-wrote) the new installment of "Batman Begins," starring Christian Bale in the lead role

2002

Directed "Insomnia," an American remake of a 1997 Norwegian film of the same name

2000

Helmed critically acclaimed second feature "Memento," adapted from a story by his brother; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay

1998

Feature directorial debut, "Following"; again starred Theobald who also co-produced

1997

Again collaborated with Theobald for the short film "Doodlebug"

1996

Screened the short film "Larceny" at the Cambridge Film Festival; acting debut of Jeremy Theobald

1989

First short film to air on television, "Tarantella" (PBS)

Made short films with future producers Roko and Adrian Belic ("Genghis Blues") while living in Chicago, IL

Began making films at age seven using his father's Super 8 camera

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