Christopher Nolan

Crew | * 07/30/1970 (48) | London, England, UK
Christopher Edward Nolan, (born 30 July 1970) is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer who holds both British and American citizenship. Having made his directorial debut with Following (1998), Nolan gained considerable attention for his second feature Memento (2000), for which he was nominated for numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The acclaim garnered by his independent films gave Nolan the opportunity to make the big-budget thriller Insomnia (2002) and the mystery drama The Prestige (2006). He found further popular and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012); Inception (2010), which received eight Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay; ..."> ()
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Christopher Jonathan James Nolan is a British/American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), and rebooting the Batman film franchise. Nolan is the founder of the production company Syncopy Films. He often collaborates with his wife, producer Emma Thomas, and his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, as well as cinematographer Wally Pfister, film editor Lee Smith, composers David Julyan and Hans Zimmer, special effects coordinator Chris Corbould, and actors Christian Bale and Michael Caine. Nolan's most critically and commercially successful film is The Dark Knight.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Thriller | Action

Known for these Movies & Shows

The Prestige


2006 | 4.1/5 | 2h 10min
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1999 | 3.6/5 | 1h 10min
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2017 | 3.7/5 | 1h 47min
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2014 | 4.1/5 | 2h 49min
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Awards & Nominations for Christopher Nolan

Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Director Edgar Award 2x Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay 2x Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Director

Movies with Christopher Nolan as Actor(14)

TV Shows/Series with Christopher Nolan as Actor(1)

Movies with Christopher Nolan as Crew(49)

Writing/Original Story2019 Memento
Directing/Director2017 Dunkirk
Writing/Writer2017 Dunkirk
Production/Producer2017 Dunkirk
Production/Executive Producer2017 Justice League
Production/Executive Producer2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Directing/Director2015 Quay
Production/Producer2015 Quay
Camera/Director of Photography2015 Quay
Sound/Original Music Composer2015 Quay
Directing/Director2014 Interstellar
Production/Producer2014 Interstellar
Writing/Writer2014 Interstellar
Production/Executive Producer2014 Transcendence
Production/Producer2013 Man of Steel
Writing/Story2013 Man of Steel
Directing/Director2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Production/Producer2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Writing/Story2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Writing/Screenplay2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Production/Producer2010 Inception
Directing/Director2010 Inception
Writing/Writer2010 Inception
Directing/Director2008 The Dark Knight
Production/Producer2008 The Dark Knight
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Dark Knight
Directing/Director2006 The Prestige
Writing/Screenplay2006 The Prestige
Production/Producer2006 The Prestige
Directing/Director2005 Batman Begins
Writing/Screenplay2005 Batman Begins
Directing/Director2002 Insomnia
Directing/Director2000 Memento
Writing/Screenplay2000 Memento
Directing/Director1999 Following
Writing/Screenplay1999 Following
Production/Producer1999 Following
Camera/Director of Photography1999 Following
Editing/Editor1999 Following
Production/Producer1996 Larceny
Crew/Cinematography1996 Larceny
Editing/Editor1996 Larceny
Writing/Writer1996 Larceny
Directing/Director1996 Larceny
Writing/Writer1989 Tarantella
Production/Producer1989 Tarantella
Editing/Editor1989 Tarantella
Crew/Cinematography1989 Tarantella
Directing/Director1989 Tarantella

Additional Information

Born: 07/30/1970 in London (current age: 48)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University College London, Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Spouses (current/former): Emma Thomas
Siblings: Jonathan Nolan
Related to: John Nolan, Kim Hartman
Influenced by/Role models: George Lucas
Other names for Christopher Nolan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Chris Nolan"
"Кристофер Нолан"
"Крістофер Нолан"
"คริสโตเฟอร์ โนแลน"
"كريستوفر نولان"
"크리스토퍼 놀란"
"Christopher Edward Nolan"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:143, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/29/2019