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Christopher Nolan Bio

Christopher_Nolan_tieBorn 1970

43 Years Old





1970- born on July 30th in London, UK

1989- created his first film short entitled Tarantella

1995- did another short called Larceny

1997- his third and final short was called Doodlebug

1998- wrote, directed and produced his first feature film called Following

2000- directed and wrote the indie film hit Memento, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay

2002- directed police thriller Insomnia starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams, his first large scale film, released by Warner Bros.

2005- directed and wrote the first of his Batman films, Batman Begins

2006- wrote, directed and produced The Prestige, starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale

2008- wrote, directed and produced the second of the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight, his first film to gross one billion dollars

2010- wrote, directed and produced Inception, starring Leo Dicaprio, for which Nolan was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards

2012- completed his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises which also grossed over one billion dollars worldwide

2013- produced and co-wrote Man of Steel, the Warner Bros. reboot of the Superman film series


Nolan is known as a very intriguing, well studied director in that many film schools and film critics often analyze and study his films and the themes they attempt to express.  He is well known for crossing the line between being a directing auteur and being a very successful director in regards to the highly successful box office returns of his films.


He has frequently collaborated with many of the same people on many different aspects of his films, including sharing producing duties with his wife Emma Thomas and writing duties with younger brother Jonathon.  He also uses many of the same actors on most of his films, including his most frequent actor Michael Caine, who has appeared in six of his films.