Christopher Nolan

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor / Writer / Camera Operator / Executive Producer / Cinematographer | * 07/30/1970 (53) | Westminster, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Christopher Edward Nolan (born 30 July 1970) is a British and American filmmaker. Known for his Hollywood blockbusters with complex storytelling, Nolan is considered a leading filmmaker of the 21st century. His films have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide. The recipient of many accolades, he has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. In 2015, he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, and in 2019, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to film. Nolan developed an interest in filmmaking from a young age. After studying English literature at University College London, he made several short films before his feature film debut with Following (1998). Nolan gained international recognition with his second film, Memento (2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He transitioned from independent to studio filmmaking with Insomnia (2002), and found further critical and commercial success wit... ()
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Christopher Edward Nolan, CBE (born 30 July 1970) is a British-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was born in Westminster, London, England and holds both British and American citizenship due to his American mother. He is known for writing and directing critically acclaimed films such as Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-12), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017). 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.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Christopher Nolan

Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Director Edgar Awards Commander of The Order of The British Empire Saturn Awards Sundance Film Festival Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form 2x Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 2x Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Director European Film Academy Lux Award
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Movies with Christopher Nolan as Actor(27)

TV Shows/Series with Christopher Nolan as Actor(2)

Movies with Christopher Nolan as Crew(65)

Directing/Director2023 Oppenheimer
Production/Producer2023 Oppenheimer
Writing/Writer2023 Oppenheimer
Camera/Director of Photography2021 Tarantella
Directing/Director2021 Tarantella
Editing/Editor2021 Tarantella
Production/Producer2021 Tarantella
Writing/Writer2021 Tarantella
Production/Executive Producer2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League
Directing/Director2020 Tenet
Production/Producer2020 Tenet
Writing/Writer2020 Tenet
Directing/Director2017 Dunkirk
Production/Producer2017 Dunkirk
Writing/Writer2017 Dunkirk
Production/Executive Producer2017 Justice League
Production/Executive Producer2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Camera/Director of Photography2015 Quay
Directing/Director2015 Quay
Editing/Editor2015 Quay
Production/Producer2015 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/Screenplay2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Writing/Story2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Writing/Characters2010 Inception: The Cobol Job
Directing/Director2010 Inception
Production/Producer2010 Inception
Writing/Writer2010 Inception
Directing/Director2008 The Dark Knight
Production/Producer2008 The Dark Knight
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Dark Knight
Writing/Story2008 The Dark Knight
Directing/Director2006 The Prestige
Production/Producer2006 The Prestige
Writing/Screenplay2006 The Prestige
Directing/Director2005 Batman Begins
Writing/Screenplay2005 Batman Begins
Directing/Director2003 Cinema16: British Short Films
Directing/Director2002 Insomnia
Directing/Director2000 Memento
Writing/Screenplay2000 Memento
Camera/Director of Photography1999 Following
Directing/Director1999 Following
Editing/Editor1999 Following
Production/Producer1999 Following
Writing/Screenplay1999 Following
Art/Set Designer1997 Doodlebug
Camera/Director of Photography1997 Doodlebug
Directing/Director1997 Doodlebug
Editing/Editor1997 Doodlebug
Writing/Writer1997 Doodlebug
Camera/Director of Photography1996 Larceny
Directing/Director1996 Larceny
Editing/Editor1996 Larceny
Production/Producer1996 Larceny
Writing/Writer1996 Larceny

Born: Thursday, 07/30 1970 (July) in Westminster, London, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 53 years + 127 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University College London, Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Member of: Writers Guild of America, West, Directors Guild of America
Spouses (current/former): Emma Thomas
Children: Rory Nolan, Flora Nolan, Magnus Nolan
Siblings: Jonathan Nolan
Related to: John Nolan, Kim Hartman
Influenced by/Role models: George Lucas
Other names for Christopher Nolan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Кристофер Нолан"
"Крістофер Нолан"
"คริสโตเฟอร์ โนแลน"
"كريستوفر نولان"
"크리스토퍼 놀란"
"Κρίστοφερ Νόλαν"
"Christopher Edward Nolan"
Christopher Nolan frequently works together with these people:
Emma Thomas (26x, Crew)
Richard King (15x, Crew)
Nathan Crowley (14x, Crew)
Jonathan Nolan (13x, Crew)
Hans Zimmer (13x, Crew)
Christian Bale (12x, Actor)
Michael Caine (12x, Actor)
John Papsidera (12x, Crew)
Charles Roven (12x, Crew)
Jordan Goldberg (12x, Crew)
Wally Pfister (11x, Crew)
James Cameron (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:143, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/30/2023