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Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan

British-American film director, screenwriter and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1970.

Countries: United States (45%), United Kingdom (21%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Batman Begins

Linked to: University College London, Haileybury and Imperial Service College, Syncopy Inc., IMAX

 

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Christopher Nolan was born in 1970 add something


1980

Nolan is known for casting stars from the 1980s in his films, i add something


1990

Nolan first adapted the novel into a screenplay sometime in the late 1990s and was developing the film as a possible project after "Insomnia ", but he felt it was too similar to the films he had already done add something


1996

Funded by Nolan and shot with the society's equipment, it appeared at the Cambridge Film Festival in 1996 and is considered one of UCL's best shorts add something

 

Memento (film) - In July 1996, brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan took a cross-country road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles, as Christopher was relocating his home to the West Coast


1997

A remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name, "Insomnia" is about two Los Angeles detectives sent to a northern Alaskan town to investigate the methodical murder of a local teenager add something

 

When I moved to L.A. in 1997, nobody really had cellphones, and I just never went down that path add something

 

Memento (film) - In July 1997, Christopher's then-girlfriend Emma Thomas showed his screenplay to Aaron Ryder, an executive for Newmarket Films


1998

In 1998 Nolan directed his first feature, which he personally funded and filmed with friends add something


 

Nolan screened "Following" at the 1999 Slamdance Film Festival, and won the Black & White award add something


2000

As a result of "Following"'s success, Nolan was afforded the opportunity to make his breakthrough hit "Memento" , which he had been planning since 1997 add something

 

"Memento" was considered by numerous critics to be one of the best films of the 2000s add something

 

Venice International Film Festival - "Memento", starring Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss, premiered in September 2000 at the Venice International Film Festival to critical acclaim add something

 

Memento (film) - "'Memento"' is a 2000 American neo-noir-psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan


2001

In 2001, when Nolan was in post-production for "Insomnia", he asked his brother Jonathan to help write the script for the film add something

 

England - The UK film council ranked David Yates, Christopher Nolan, Mike Newell, Ridley Scott and Paul Greengrass the five most commercially successful English directors since 2001

 

Ian Tracey - Tracey's recent feature film credits include "Prozac Nation", "Owning Mahowny", with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Costner's western "Open Range" and Christopher Nolan's 2001 thriller "Insomnia"


2002

Superman (1978 film) - Director Christopher Nolan cited Richard Donner's vision and scope of "Superman" when pitching the concept for "Batman Begins" to Warner Bros. in 2002

 

Maura Tierney - Tierney's highest-profile film while a member of the "ER" cast was the 2002 film "Insomnia", directed by Christopher Nolan

 

Batman in film - Following a rejected "Batman" origin story reboot Joss Whedon pitched in December 2002, Warner Bros. hired Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer to script "Batman Begins"


2003

In early 2003, Nolan approached Warner Bros. with the idea to make a new Batman film add something

 

Nolan initially intended to make the film as early as 2003, postponing the project after agreeing to make "Batman Begins" add something


2004

Christian Bale - In 2004, after completing filming for "The Machinist", Bale won the coveted role of Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins", a reboot of the Batman film series


2005

"Batman Begins" was the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2005 in the United States and the year's ninth-highest-grossing film worldwide add something

 

"Batman Begins", the biggest project Nolan had undertaken to that point, premiered in June 2005 to both critical acclaim and commercial success add something

 

Henri Ducard - In Christopher Nolan's 2005 film "Batman Begins", Ra's al Ghul uses the alias of Henri Ducard to mask his true identity during the first half of the film

 

Batman - In 2005, "Batman Begins" was released to theaters as a reboot of the Warner Bros. film series; directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman

 

Batman - In 2005, "Batman Begins" was released to theaters as a reboot of the film series; directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman

 

Batman in film - Superman" before deciding to reboot the film franchise in 2005 with "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale

 

Batman - The "Batman" movie franchise was rebooted with director and co-writer Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" in 2005, "The Dark Knight" in 2008 and "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012

 

Batman - The "Batman" movie franchise was rebooted with director and co-writer Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" in 2005, "The Dark Knight" in 2008 and "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012

 

Batman Begins - "' Batman Begins"' is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan

 

Rachel Dawes - "'Rachel Dawes"' is a fictional character who first appeared in Christopher Nolan's 2005 feature film, "Batman Begins"


2006

He was named an Honorary Fellow of UCL in 2006; a title given out to individuals "who have attained distinction in the arts, literature, science, business or public life" add something

 

In July 2006 Nolan announced that the follow-up to "Batman Begins" would be called "The Dark Knight" add something

 

Hugh Jackman - Jackman starred in the 2006 film "The Prestige", directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson

 

The Prestige (film) - Jonathan and Christopher Nolan finished the final shooting draft on January 13, 2006, and began production three days later on January 16

 

The Prestige (film) - July 2006 an had previously collaborated with director Christopher Nolan on "Following", "Memento" and "Insomnia"


2007

Michael Caine - In 2007 he appeared in Flawless, while in 2008 he reprised his role as Alfred in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Batman sequel, The Dark Knight as well as starring in the British drama Is Anybody There?, which explores the final days of life.


2008

Superman in film - During story discussions for "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2008, David S. Goyer, aware that Warner Bros. was planning a "Superman" reboot, told Christopher Nolan his idea on how to present Superman in a modern context

 

Jonathan Nolan - Nolan co-wrote, along with Christopher Nolan, the screenplay for the 2008 blockbuster "The Dark Knight"

 

Superman in film - The studio nearly went in production of a Justice League film with George Miller directing and D. J. Cotrona as Superman, but it was shelved in 2008 and the film series was rebooted in 2013 with "Man of Steel", directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan

 

Justice League Part One - With production delays continuing, and the success of "The Dark Knight" in July 2008 Warner Bros. decided to focus on development of individual films featuring the main heroes, allowing director Christopher Nolan to separately complete his "Batman" trilogy with "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012

 

Heath Ledger - In his penultimate film performance, Ledger played the Joker in "The Dark Knight", directed by Christopher Nolan, first released, in Australia, on 16 July 2008, nearly six months after his death


 

In 2009, the director received the Board of the Governors award from the American Society of Cinematographers add something

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - At the end of 2009, "The Onion"'s A.V. Club rated "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" as the number one film of the 2000s, beating out the likes of Christopher Nolan's "Memento" and the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men"

 

Ellen Page - In August 2009, Page began shooting the thriller "Inception", a film directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ken Watanabe


2010

During story discussions for "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2010, Goyer told Nolan of his idea to present Superman in a modern context add something

 

Mark Kermode named it the best film of 2010, stating "Inception" is proof that people are not stupid, that cinema is not trash, and that it is possible for blockbusters and art to be the same thing add something

 

Starring a large ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film was released on 16 July 2010, and was a critical and commercial success add something

 

Leonardo DiCaprio - Caprio starred in director Christopher Nolan's science-fiction film Inception.

 

Film score - Composer Hans Zimmer was asked to write music in this way in 2010 for director Christopher Nolan's film "Inception"; composer Gustavo Santaolalla did the same thing when he wrote his Oscar-winning score for "Brokeback Mountain"

 

Man of Steel (film) - During story discussions for "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2010, David S. Goyer told Christopher Nolan his idea regarding how to present Superman in a modern context

 

Interstellar (film) - Fandango reported that pre-sales for "Interstellar" were outpacing Christopher Nolan's earlier film "Inception", as well as "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", released earlier in 2014

 

Talulah Riley - In 2010, Riley appeared as a blonde, actually a disguise, in "Inception", with Leonardo DiCaprio, written and directed by Christopher Nolan

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - In 2010, he replaced James Franco to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller "Inception", which received favorable reviews

 

Tom Hardy - In 2010, he starred as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller "Inception" for which he won a BAFTA Rising Star *award

 

Inception - "'Inception"' is a 2010 British-American science fiction heist thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan

 

Cillian Murphy - In contrast to his delayed projects, Murphy was a part of the acclaimed ensemble cast of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster "Inception", with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the film was released in July 2010

 

Marion Cotillard - She appeared as the main antagonist "Mal Cobb" in Christopher Nolan's film "Inception", alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which released on 16 July 2010


2011

He was ranked No. 2 on the same list in 2011 add something

 

In 2011, Nolan received the Britannia award for Artistic Excellence in Directing from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award from American Cinema Editors add something

 

"Box Office Mojo"; retrieved 10 April 2011 add something

 

Cillian Murphy - In late 2011 Murphy expressed a keen interest in working with Christopher Nolan on a more frequent basis, reportedly sending various audition tapes, soundbites and resumés to the directors London Home

 

The Dark Knight Rises - Shortly before Christmas of 2011, Christopher Nolan invited several prominent directors, including Edgar Wright, Michael Bay, Bryan Singer, Jon Favreau, Eli Roth, Duncan Jones and Stephen Daldry, to Universal CityWalk's & IMAX theatre for a private screening of the first six minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises", which had been shot on IMAX film and edited from the original camera negative

 

Anne Hathaway - In January 2011, it was announced that she had been cast in the role of Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises", released in July 2012


2012

In 2012, Nolan directed his third and final Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises" add something

 

In July 2012 he became the youngest director to be honored with a hand-and-footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles add something

 

"The Dark Knight Rises" was released on 20 July 2012 to critical acclaim; Andrew O'Hehir of "Salon" called it "arguably the biggest, darkest, most thrilling and disturbing and utterly balls-out spectacle ever created for the screen add something

 

On 11 December 2012, it was released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of the Criterion Collection add something

 

Marion Cotillard - In 2012, Cotillard appeared in Christopher Nolan's film "The Dark Knight Rises", playing Miranda Tate, a board member at Wayne Enterprises

 

Tom Hardy - In 2012, he appeared as the supervillain Bane in Christopher Nolan's film "The Dark Knight Rises" and as Forrest Bondurant in John Hillcoat's crime thriller film "Lawless"

 

Matthew Modine - In 2012, he appeared in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" as Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley, a Gotham City police officer and peer to Gary Oldman's Commissioner James Gordon

 

Anne Hathaway (actress) - In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" and Fantine in Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables"

 

Anne Hathaway - In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" and Fantine in Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables"

 

Anne Hathaway (actress) - Later in 2012, Hathaway played sly, morally ambiguous cat burglar Selina Kyle in "The Dark Knight Rises", Christopher Nolan's final installment in his "Batman" film trilogy

 

Talia al Ghul - Talia has been featured in various adaptations in other media, most notably the 2012 Christopher Nolan film, "The Dark Knight Rises", where she was portrayed by Marion Cotillard

 

The Dark Knight Rises - "'The Dark Knight Rises"' is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story, with David S. Goyer


2013

A survey of 17 academics held in 2013, regarding which filmmakers had been referenced the most in essays and dissertations marked over the last five years, showed that Nolan was the second-most studied director in the UK after Quentin Tarantino and ahead of Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg add something

 

In 2013, the official Xbox magazine named Nolan among the 100 most important people in games, writing that "videogames have started to look a bit like his films: gritty and complex" add something

 

In January 2013 it was announced that Nolan would direct, write and produce his next project: a science-fiction film entitled "Interstellar" add something

 

Matthew McConaughey - In early 2013, McConaughey was confirmed as the lead in Christopher Nolan's upcoming time travel science fiction film "Interstellar", which is set for release on November 7, 2014

 

Interstellar (film) - In January 2013, Paramount and Warner Bros. announced that Christopher Nolan was in negotiations to direct "Interstellar"

 

Jonathan Nolan - In March 2013, a deal was brokered for Christopher Nolan to co-write, direct and produce the film with Paramount distributing domestically, while Warner Bros. will distribute internationally

 

Anne Hathaway (actress) - In April 2013, it was reported that Hathaway was near a deal to star in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", along with Matthew McConaughey

 

Anne Hathaway - In April 2013, it was reported that Hathaway was near a deal to star in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", along with Matthew McConaughey

 

Ellen Burstyn - In July 2013, Burstyn was cast in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar


 

In 2014, he received the first-ever Founder's award from the Festival add something

 

Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, "Transcendence" is scheduled to be released in theaters on 2014 add something

 

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. are co-financing and co-distributing the project, scheduled for release on 7 November 2014 add something

 

Michael Caine - He is expected to appear in Christopher Nolan's 2014 science-fiction film, "Interstellar"

 

Ellen Burstyn - In 2014, Burstyn appeared in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar"

 

Lynda Obst - In 2014, Obst collaborated with director Christopher Nolan to co-produce "Interstellar", a science-fiction drama starring Matthew McConnaughey and Anne Hathaway

 

Elyes Gabel - That same year, Gabel appeared in the feature film "World War Z", alongside Brad Pitt, and in 2014, had a role in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"

 

Interstellar (film) - "'Interstellar"' is a 2014 science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan

 

Casey Affleck - In November 2014, he had a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"

 

Interstellar (film) - On November 18, 2014 "Wired" released a tie-in online comic titled "Absolute Zero", written by Christopher Nolan and drawn by Sean Gordon Murphy


2015

He was selected as the 2015 Class Day speaker at Princeton University add something

 

The Art Directors Guild selected Nolan as the recipient of its Cinematic Imagery award in 2015, an honor given to those whose body of work has "richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience add something

 

In July 2015, it was reported that Christopher Nolan had finished a draft of his next film add something

 

World War II - On December 28, 2015, it was announced that Nolan would direct a film on World War II, titled "Dunkirk", based on his own original screenplay add something


2016

Inception - In 2016, "Memento", "The Dark Knight", and "Inception" appeared in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century list add something

 

Memento (film) - In 2016, the animated film Finding Dory, whose title character has anterograde amnesia, has been characterized as "a kiddie version of Christopher Nolan's 'Memento


 

In 2017, Nolan was the recipient of the FIAF award add something

 

On 3 May 2017, Nolan received the 2017 FIAF award before a special 70mm screening of "Interstellar" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills add something

 

It is scheduled to be released on 21 July 2017 add something

 

Mark Rylance - World War II - He will appear in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" based on the British evacuation in World War II, and as James Halliday in Spielberg's 2018 film adaptation of "Ready Player One"

 

Hans Zimmer - He composed the score for Christopher Nolan's 2017 film "Dunkirk", basing part of the score on a recording of a ticking watch that he had been given by Nolan

 

Inception - Inception was released on 4K UHD along with every Christopher Nolan film on December 19 2017

 

Charles Lightoller - Lightoller's actions inspired the character of "Mr. Dawson" in Christopher Nolan's 2017 film, "Dunkirk"

 

IMAX - In July 2017, Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" was released in IMAX.

 

Inception - Inception was released on 4K Blu-ray and digital copy along with every Christopher Nolan film on December 19, 2017


2018

In February 2018 he appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme "Desert Island Discs" add something

 

Critical, public and commercial reception to Nolan's directorial features as of 15 March 2018 add something

 

Critical, public and commercial reception to Nolan's directorial features as of 30 May 2018 add something

 

Critical, public and commercial reception to Nolan's directorial features as of 20 August 2018 add something

 

Critical, public and commercial reception to Nolan's directorial features as of 5 September 2018 add something


2019

On 25 January 2019, Warner Bros. set a 17 July 2020 release date for Nolan's next film, which is currently untitled add something