Christopher Nolan

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Full Name Christopher Nolan
Age 49 Years Old
Nick Name Chris
Gender Male
Famous As Filmmaker
Birth Date July 30, 1970
Birth Place London

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About Christopher Nolan; Film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, producer, as well as a screenwriter. He is famous for his films such as Inception, The Dark Knight (Trilogy), and Interstellar. His ten films have grossed over US$4.7 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 34 Oscar nominations and ten wins. He is best known for making personal, distinctive films within the Hollywood mainstream. He gained international recognition after he directed the film 'Memento'. His film 'Dunkirk' is considered to be one of the greatest war films ever made. Moreover, "Time" magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015, and in 2019, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to film. His eleventh feature, 'Tenet', is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on 12th August 2020. Anne Hathaway says Tenet director Christopher Nolan has harsh rules for his workers on set. "He doesn't allow chairs," she said, "and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they're sitting, they're not working." Christopher Nolan was born with the birth name/real name of Christopher Edward Nolan on 30th July 1970 in London, England, UK; his birthplace/hometown. As of 2019, he celebrated his 49th birthday. He belongs to English nationality and his ethnicity is English-White. His race is White. His horoscope sign is Leo and he is non-religious as per his religion. He was born to his parents; Brendan James Nolan (father) and Christina (mother). His father Brendan James Nolan was an advertising executive, while his mother Christina was a flight attendant as well as an English teacher. He also has two siblings, two brothers; Matthew Francis Nolan (Older Brother), Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan (Younger Brother) (Screenwriter, Television Producer, Director, Author). He began shooting short films with his action figures using a camera he borrowed from his father since his childhood. As per his education, he attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College, in Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire. After that, he enrolled at University College London (UCL) to pursue a course in English literature. He made short films, such as 'Tarantella' and 'Larceny' in his college time. In the year 1997, he made another short film titled 'Doodlebug' which is a psychological thriller film that conveyed a deep spiritual meaning despite being only three minutes long. Scroll down to know about his full biography which includes his career, personal life details, family, net worth, birthday, wiki, height, age, facts, and many more.

Christopher Nolan, a famous filmmaker

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Christopher Nolan's Film Career

  • After earning his bachelor's degree in English literature in 1993, he started working as a script reader, camera operator, and director of corporate videos and industrial films.
  • In 1995, he began work on the short film "Larceny", which was filmed over a weekend in black and white with limited equipment and a small cast and crew.
  • He filmed a third short, Doodlebug (1997), about a man chasing an insect around a flat with a shoe, only to discover when killing it that it is a miniature of himself.
  • In the year 1998, he released his first feature, "Following". He directed, wrote, photographed, and edited the film. The movie received a huge popularity-accumulated a whopping $240,495 at the box office.
  • After that, he directed the 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film, 'Memento'. The movie also became a huge success and received a number of accolades, including Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for its screenplay, Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nomination. 
  • In 2002, he made American psychological thriller film 'Insomnia', which was about two homicide detectives investigating a murder.
  • He then directed the 2005 superhero film 'Batman Begins' which is based on DC comics falls under the "Dark Knight Trilogy" consisting of two other movies, The Dark Knight, directed, co-produced, & co-written by Nolan which made over $1 billion and The Dark Knight Rises, which he co-wrote the screenplay along with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story with American screenwriter, David S. Goyer. The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography and three BAFTA awards.
  • Heath Ledger won the Oscar for best performance an Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Joker in "The Dark Knight" and Anne Hathaway won the Academy Award for a best-supporting actress for her role in The Dark Knight Rises. 
  • After that, he directed the 2006 British-American mystery thriller film, 'The Prestige' which featured Hollywood A-listers such as Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and others. 
  • He directed the film 'Inception' starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, and Marion Cotillard among others which received a huge commercial success and won four Oscars. The film ended up grossing over $820 million worldwide and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay; it won the award for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
  • After the huge success of 'Inception', he wrote, directed, and produced 'Interstellar', which was released in the year 2014. 
  • He directed a British short documentary film, 'Quay' in 2015.
  • In 2017, his directorial movie, 'Dunkirk' which was a huge hit grossed more than five times its budget at the box office. It grossed over $525 million worldwide, which made it the highest-grossing World War II film of all time.
  • In the year 2019, he served as executive producer on 'The Doll's Breath', an animated short directed by the Quay brothers.
  • His eleventh feature, "Tenet", is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on 12th August 2020. He wrote the screenplay and is producing with Emma Thomas and the film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Dimple Kapadia, Clemence Poesy, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Caine.

Awards and Achievements of Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan is a very talented filmmaker and with his filmmaking career, he has received many awards and nominations. His feature movie 'Following' won several awards during its festival run and the movie, 'Moment' won a number of accolades, including Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for its screenplay, Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nomination. His next movie "Batman Begins" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography and three BAFTA awards. The Prestige also received Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. The Dark Knight set a number of box-office records during its theatrical run. The movie "Inception" was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay and won the award for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects. At the 87th Academy Awards, the film "Interstellar" won Best Visual Effects and received four other nominations-Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Production Design. Similarly, the film "Dunkirk" received many accolades, including Nolan's first Oscar nomination for Best Director. 

Christopher Nolan is MARRIED to Emma Thomas

Talking about the marital status of Christopher Nolan, he is a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife, Emma Thomas. Emma Thomas is an English film producer by profession. She has worked on all of Nolan's films as a producer. Nolan met Emma at the University College of London when he was 19 years old, Emma being a year junior. The duo married in the year 1997. They are also the proud parents of four children/kids; Magnus Nolan, Rory Nolan, Flora Nolan, and Oliver Nolan. The duo also founded a production company, Syncopy Films Inc. At present, the duo is enjoying their life a lot and there is no sign of divorce between them. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Christopher Nolan with his wife, Emma Thomas

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Christopher Nolan's Net Worth 2020

Christopher Nolan is a famous British-American filmmaker who is best-known for making personal, distinctive films within the Hollywood mainstream. With his passion, dedication, and hard work, he has accumulated a huge amount of money. As of 2020, the net worth of Christopher Nolan is believed to have $200 Million as per sources. His major source of wealth is from a filmmaking career. His ten films have grossed over US$4.7 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 34 Oscar nominations and ten wins. At present, his next movie, Tenet is still set to re-open movie theaters and kick off the long-delayed summer blockbuster season on 12th August despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. His most recent films have grossed at least $525 million at the global box office. If Tenet plays more like Interstellar ($665 million) or Inception ($832 million), he’s walking away with a stupefyingly large check. He owns a luxurious villa in Los Angeles worth millions of dollars. He also has a collection of branded cars such as Audi, Land Rover, BMW, and Mercedes. At present, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.