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      Christopher Nolan

      Christopher Nolan

      Highest Rated: 94% Memento (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 19% Transcendence (2014)

      Birthday: Jul 30, 1970

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Thanks to his stylized, time-bending renovation of film noir conventions, director Christopher Nolan established himself as a creator of psychologically demanding films that defied classification. Though he made his feature debut with the ultra-low budget indie, "Following" (1998), Nolan put himself on the map with "Memento" (2000), a classic revenge story with the unique twist of being told backwards. Hailed by many critics and - by indie standards - made successful by a rabid audience, "Memento" quickly turned Nolan's fortunes, establishing him as a highly sought-after talent. He soon followed with the thriller "Insomnia" (2002), starring heavy-hitters Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams. But it was the blockbuster "Batman Begins" (2005) - a reimagined take on a long-defunct film franchise - that propelled Nolan to the upper tier of Hollywood directors. His dark, brooding take on the avenging crusader was much more aligned with its original intention than any other subsequent incarnation had been, earning critical praise, audience admiration and a large chunk of box office dollars. With "The Prestige" (2006), "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Inception" (2010), his reputation as an auteur working in a blockbuster world was firmly cemented. Later works "Interstellar" (2014) and "Dunkirk" (2017) showed that his mastery of form extended to philosophical science fiction and gripping war drama as well.

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      BATMAN BEGINS, director Christopher Nolan on set, 2005, (c) Warner Brothers BATMAN BEGINS, director Christopher Nolan, Katie Holmes, Christian Bale on set, 2005, (c) Warner Brothers THE DARK KNIGHT, Christopher Nolan, Michael Caine, Christian Bale, 2008. ©Warner Bros. DUNKIRK, CENTER: DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ON SET, 2017. PH: MELINDA SUE GORDON/©WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERSTELLAR, director Christopher Nolan, on set, 2014. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/©Paramount Pictures Christopher Nolan on the set of "The Dark Knight" Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale on the set of "The Dark Knight" THE PRESTIGE, Scarlett Johansson, director Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman on set, 2006,©Touchstone Pictures THE DARK KNIGHT, Christopher Nolan, Aaron Eckhart, 2008. ©Warner Bros. THE DARK KNIGHT, Christopher Nolan, 2008. ©Warner Bros. THE DARK KNIGHT, Christopher Nolan, 2008. ©Warner Bros. INCEPTION, from left: Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cinematographer Wally Pfister, director Christopher Nolan, on set, 2010. ph: Stephen Vaughan/©Warner Bros INCEPTION, from left: director Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy, on set, 2010. ph: Stephen Vaughan/©Warner Bros INCEPTION, from left: director Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, on set, 2010. ph: Stephen Vaughan/©Warner Bros INCEPTION, director Christopher Nolan, on set, 2010. ph: Melissa Moseley/©Warner Bros INCEPTION, from left: director Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, on set, 2010. ph: Stephen Vaughan/©Warner Bros INCEPTION, from left: Leonardo DiCaprio, director Christopher Nolan, on set, 2010. ph: Melissa Moseley/©Warner Bros DUNKIRK, DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, ON SET, 2017. PH: MELINDA SUE GORDON/© WARNER BROS. PICTURES BATMAN BEGINS, director Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Ken Watanabe on set, 2005, (c) Warner Brothers DUNKIRK, L-R: KENNETH BRANAGH, DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ON SET, 2017. PH: MELINDA SUE GORDON/©WARNER BROS. PICTURES

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      93% 91% Oppenheimer Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $329.0M 2023
      No Score Yet 88% To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb Self - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heath Ledger: A Tragic Tale Unknown (Character) - 2022
      72% 93% Zack Snyder's Justice League Executive Producer - 2021
      69% 76% Tenet Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $58.1M 2020
      39% 67% Justice League Executive Producer $227.0M 2017
      92% 81% Dunkirk Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $188.0M 2017
      29% 63% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Executive Producer $330.2M 2016
      83% 77% Quay Director - 2015
      73% 86% Interstellar Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $188.0M 2014
      19% 37% Transcendence Executive Producer $23.0M 2014
      56% 75% Man of Steel Producer $291.0M 2013
      87% 90% The Dark Knight Rises Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $2 2012
      87% 91% Inception Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $292.6M 2010
      94% 94% The Dark Knight Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $2.0M 2008
      77% 92% The Prestige Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $53.1M 2006
      85% 94% Batman Begins Director,
      Writer
      $206.9M 2005
      No Score Yet 70% Going to the Mat Writer - 2004
      92% 77% Insomnia Director $67.3M 2002
      94% 94% Memento Director,
      Writer
      $25.5M 2000
      84% 85% Following Director,
      Writer,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      $47.9K 1998
      No Score Yet 72% Doodlebug Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 1997

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2024
      83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2014