Christopher Nolan

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Christopher Jonathan James Nolan
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/30/1970, Leo
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter
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Christopher Nolan Fast Facts:
  • With an English father and an American mother, he is a dual citizen of the U.K. and the U.S. and grew up in London and Chicago.
  • Was interested in botany as a kid, but turned to filmmaking at age 7 when he picked up his father's Super 8 camera and started making movies.
  • Made short films as a teen and while in college; his short film Tarantella was shown on PBS in 1989.
  • Made corporate training videos while shooting his first feature, 1998's Following, which was filmed on weekends over a year and cost $6000 to make.
  • Came to the public's attention with his second feature, Memento, which was based on an unpublished short story his brother wrote.
  • Became an A-list director after convincing Warner Bros. to let him reboot their Batman franchise with Batman Begins.
  • Is red-green color-blind.
  • Christopher Nolan Relationships:
  • Emma Thomas - Wife
  • Flora - Daughter
  • Jonathan Nolan - Brother
  • Matthew Nolan - Brother
  • Christopher Nolan Awards:
  • 2011 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2001 Sundance Film Festival: Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award - Winner
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University College, London, England

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