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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 3 Oscars. Another 128 wins & 196 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Prestige
The Prestige Writer
(2006)
Inception
Inception Writer
(2010)
Following
Following Writer
(1998)
Dunkirk
Dunkirk Writer
(2017)

Filmography

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  Memento (original screenplay) (announced)
 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 The Dark Knight (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The Prestige (screenplay)
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game) (based on the movie written by)
 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:

But there's a very limited pool of finance in the UK. To be honest, it's a very clubby kind of place. In Hollywood there's a great openness, almost a voracious appetite for new people. In England there's a great suspicion of the new. In cultural terms, that can be a good thing, but when you're trying to break into the film industry, it's definitely a bad thing. I never had any luck with ... See more »

Trivia:

Is red and green colorblind. See more »

Trademark:

His endings have a recurring theme of justified dishonesty. (Examples: Guy Pearce's "Do I lie to myself to be happy" monologue in Memento (2000), Michael Caine's closing remark that the audience "wants to be fooled" from The Prestige (2006) and Christian Bale's rationale of how the citizens of Gotham City "deserve to have their faith rewarded" in the ending of The Dark Knight (2008)). See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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