Christopher Nolan

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.

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Inception (2010)

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Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ellen Page  •  Tom Hardy

Interstellar (2014)

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The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

Memento (2000)

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Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

The Prestige (2006)

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A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

The Dark Knight (2008)

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Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

Insomnia (2002)

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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Batman Begins (2005)

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Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

These Amazing Shadows (2011)

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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mariano  •  Kurt Norton
CAST:  Jeff Adachi  •  James H. Billington  •  Robin Blaetz  •  Brooks Boliek

Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mariano  •  Kurt Norton
CAST:  Jeff Adachi  •  James H. Billington  •  Robin Blaetz  •  Brooks Boliek

Stanley Kubrick in Focus (2012)

Spielberg, Soderbergh, Stone, Friedkin, Scorsese and others tell how Kubrick's directorial style influenced them and how his unique style was developed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Khammar
CAST:  Steven Soderbergh  •  William Friedkin  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Martin Scorsese

Spielberg, Soderbergh, Stone, Friedkin, Scorsese and others tell how Kubrick's directorial style influenced them and how his unique style was developed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Khammar
CAST:  Steven Soderbergh  •  William Friedkin  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Martin Scorsese

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)

Actors, crew and executives who worked at Warner Bros. Pictures recall their days at the studio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Khammar
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Martin Sheen  •  Steve Carell

Actors, crew and executives who worked at Warner Bros. Pictures recall their days at the studio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Khammar
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Martin Sheen  •  Steve Carell

Side by Side (2012)

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Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Doodlebug (1997)

A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his loafer. However, as he slowly begins to track the bug down and trap it things change dramatically, but the man continues his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Jeremy Theobald

A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his loafer. However, as he slowly begins to track the bug down and trap it things change dramatically, but the man continues his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Jeremy Theobald

Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)

Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  John Alton  •  Drew Casper  •  Roger Deakins  •  John Debney

Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  John Alton  •  Drew Casper  •  Roger Deakins  •  John Debney

Following (1999)

Bill, an idle, unemployed aspiring writer, walks the crowded streets of London following randomly chosen strangers, a seemingly innocent entertainment that becomes dangerous when he crosses paths with a mysterious character.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Alex Haw  •  Lucy Russell  •  John Nolan  •  Dick Bradsell

Bill, an idle, unemployed aspiring writer, walks the crowded streets of London following randomly chosen strangers, a seemingly innocent entertainment that becomes dangerous when he crosses paths with a mysterious character.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Alex Haw  •  Lucy Russell  •  John Nolan  •  Dick Bradsell

Cinema Futures (2016)

The “digital revolution” reached the cinema late and was chiefly styled as a technological advancement. Today, in an era where analog celluloid strips are disappearing, and given the diversity of digital moving picture formats, there is much more at stake: Are the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Palm
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Christopher Nolan  •  Tacita Dean  •  Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The “digital revolution” reached the cinema late and was chiefly styled as a technological advancement. Today, in an era where analog celluloid strips are disappearing, and given the diversity of digital moving picture formats, there is much more at stake: Are the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Palm
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Christopher Nolan  •  Tacita Dean  •  Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey (2014)

A look behind the lens of Christopher Nolan's space epic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Storey
CAST:  Alex Zane  •  Michael Caine  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Anne Hathaway

A look behind the lens of Christopher Nolan's space epic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Storey
CAST:  Alex Zane  •  Michael Caine  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Anne Hathaway

The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy (2013)

This feature-length documentary delves into the trilogy, opening with the inspiration and vision for the new Batman films and inching its way toward the Rises finale and the culmination of nearly a decade of creative blood, sweat and tears. Candid, thoughtful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Hillhouse
CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Jonathan Nolan  •  Zack Snyder  •  Geoff Johns

This feature-length documentary delves into the trilogy, opening with the inspiration and vision for the new Batman films and inching its way toward the Rises finale and the culmination of nearly a decade of creative blood, sweat and tears. Candid, thoughtful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Hillhouse
CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Jonathan Nolan  •  Zack Snyder  •  Geoff Johns

Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation (2013)

Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner discus their respective comic book movies.  (more)

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CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Richard Donner

Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner discus their respective comic book movies.  (more)

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CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Richard Donner

The Batmobile (2012)

Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roko Belic
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  George Barris  •  Harald Belker  •  Tim Burton

Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roko Belic
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  George Barris  •  Harald Belker  •  Tim Burton
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