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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan's biography

Christopher Jonathan James Nolan is 52 years old film director born at London. He was born on Thursday 30th of July 1970. He is often nicknamed as Chris. According to year of birth 1970 he belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 30th of July means he is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

Christopher is native english speaker. He is white british. Christopher is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as screenwriter, film producer, actor, writer, camera operator, film actor, executive producer, film editor, cinematographer. He is recently known as film editing.

Christopher Nolan's family

Christopher Nolan's wife

Emma is known as film producer. His wife was born on Thursday 9th of December 1971 in London.

Christopher Nolan's ex wife

He has 2 sons and 1 daughter

Christopher Nolan's son: Rory Nolan

Christopher Nolan's son's name is Rory Nolan. He is known as film director. Christopher´s son was born on Sunday 16th of July 2000 in Los Angeles.

Christopher Nolan's son: Magnus Nolan

Christopher Nolan's son's name is Magnus Nolan. He is known as film director. Christopher´s son was born on Monday 19th of May 2008 in Los Angeles.

Christopher Nolan's daughter: Flora Nolan

Christopher Nolan's daughter's name is Flora Nolan. She is known as film producer. His daughter was born in 2001 in Los Angeles.

Christopher Nolan's schools

We found 2 schools Christopher attended. Complete list of schools: University College London, Haileybury and Imperial Service College.

Christopher Nolan's career

His main focus is to be film director. Christopher is famous thanks to Memento, The Dark Knight. He is also a member of Writers Guild of America West.

Is Christopher Nolan gay ?

Christopher is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Christopher Nolan's Awards

  • Despite directing many acclaimed films, he has only been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director once for Dunkirk (2017).
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2019 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Film. He is a director and film-maker.

Christopher Nolan's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Christopher was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Christopher was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Christopher was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
  • He was nominated for European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film for work Dunkirk in 2018

What Christopher Nolan has done for a first time

  • First cousin of Miranda Nolan, whom he gave minor roles in Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Miranda's brother Tom had a minor role in Batman Begins (2005).
  • Is the first director to do three live-action film adaptations of the DC Comics character Batman.
  • His most recent films were filmed under fake titles named for his children: The Dark Knight (2008) was "Rory's First Kiss", Inception (2010) was "Oliver's Arrow", The Dark Knight Rises (2012) was "Magnus Rex", and Interstellar (2014) was "Flora's Letter".
  • His first feature Following (1998) was made for only 6,000 pounds and was shot mostly on weekends for about a year, because the cast and crew all had full-time jobs.
  • He completely financed his first feature Following (1998) himself and produced it without any additional funding.
  • He is the first non-American director to direct a Batman film.
  • He is the first British director to have a film make one billion dollars at the box office with The Dark Knight (2008).
  • He directed the first comic book film to make one billion dollars at the box office: The Dark Knight (2008).

Christopher Nolan's Donations

  • Gained major funding during the 1999 Hong Kong Film Festival by showing his film Following (1998) and then asking the audience to donate money to his next film Memento (2000).

Christopher Nolan's quotes

  • [on different acting styles] The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need, and they just accommodate it.
  • As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place.
  • [on casting Batman Begins (2005)] Batman is a marvelously complex character - somebody who has absolute charm and then, just like that, can turn it into ice-cold ruthlessness. There are very few actors who can do that, and Christian is one of them.
  • I think there's a vague sense out there that movies are becoming more and more unreal. I know I've felt it.
  • We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don't, in small ways. That's what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale.
  • [on the budget of Following (1998)] We've got a pretty serious claim on being the cheapest film ever made.
  • Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing.
  • Anybody who sees an original-negative print of a film shot in IMAX is looking at the best image quality available to filmmakers today. As long as any new technology is required to measure up to that, I think film has to remain the future.
  • [regarding his canceled Howard Hughes film] Luckily, I managed to find another wealthy, quirky character who's orphaned at a young age.
  • [on his filmmaking approach] I try not to separate the side of me that admires sophisticated, aesthetic filmmakers with the side of me who grew up loving Star Wars and James Bond films.
  • Most of the movies that have really inspired me were box-office failures - Blade Runner (1982), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), a terrific movie, but there's no correlation between my favourite movies and box-office success.
  • [on Dunkirk (2017)] [It's] one of the greatest stories of human history. At its heart, it's a survival story. The enemy is closing in on the British on this beach with no escape. I wanted to put the audience in the story. [2017]
  • [at the world premiere of Dunkirk (2017)] I won't say enjoy the film, that doesn't seem quite right. So I would say, experience the film and hope you get something out of it. [July 2017]
  • [Dunkirk (2017) has] ...the most radical structure I've employed since Memento (2000). [2017]
  • [on sound mixing] I love this part - once you lock picture, all you're doing is trying to make it the most it could be. [2017]
  • [on Dunkirk (2017)] I'm in a position to be able to take risks, and I feel a responsibility to take risks. You need that nervousness. You need those risks. My job is to be right on the edge of what's going to work. [2017]
  • Suspense is a primarily visual language.
  • [on Michael Caine's vocal cameo in Dunkirk (2017)] I wanted very much to squeeze him in here. It's a bit of a nod to his character in Battle of Britain (1969). And also, it's Michael. He has to be in all my films, after all.
  • [on self-reliance] I didn't go to film school and I always made my own films. I know enough about every job on set to sort of be a pain in the ass to everybody. [May 2018]
  • However sophisticated your computer-generated imagery is, if it's been created from no physical elements and you haven't shot anything, it's going to feel like animation.
  • [why he doesn't deploy second units] To me, if I'm the director, I have to be shooting all the shots that go into a film. [May 2018]

Christopher Nolan's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Christopher Nolan looks. We will focus on Christopher´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 5' 11" (180 cm). Body build is average. Christopher´s eyes are tinted blue. Christopher´s hair is shade of brown - light.