Christopher Nolan

British-American filmmaker (born 1970)

Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (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.

Christopher Nolan
Nolan in 2013
Christopher Jonathan James Nolan

(1970-07-30) 30 July 1970 (age 53)
Other namesChris Nolan
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
United States
EducationB.A. in Eng. Lit.
Alma materHaileybury and Imperial Service College,
University College London
OccupationMovie director, movie producer, screenwriter
Years active1989–present
StyleNeo-noir, nonlinear, psychological[1]
Board member ofSyncopy Films
Spouse(s)Emma Thomas
RelativesJonathan Nolan (brother), Matthew Francis (brother),
Brendan Nolan (father),
Christina Nolan (mother),
John Nolan (uncle),
Miranda Nolan (cousin)
AwardsSaturn Award for Best Writing
2005 Batman Begins
BSFC Award for Best Screenplay
2000 Memento
Critics Choice Award for Best Screenplay
2001 Memento
CFCA Award for Best Screenplay
2001 Memento
Empire Award for Best Director
2006 The Prestige
FFCC Award for Best Screenplay
2001 Memento
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
2001 Memento
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
2001 Memento
LAFCA Award for Best Screenplay
2000 Memento
OFCS Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2001 Memento

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.[2]

In the media change

Nolan appreciated the work of actor Thalapathy Vijay in action film Leo set to release in North America theatres on 18 October 2023.[3]

Style change

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.[4]

Casting change

Nolan has frequently cast the following;

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

Director filmography change

Major motion pictures change

Short movies change

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

References change

  1. Haddon, Cole. (2010-07-12). "Interview: Christopher Nolan Talks 'Inception'". Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  2. "Chris Nolan Receives Rare Hollywood Honor". Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  3. "Nolan appreciates #LEO Official Trailer of actor Thalapathy Vijay". YouTube. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  4. "10 Signature Elements of Christopher Nolan's Filmmaking Style!". Critic Film. 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-10-23.

Other websites change