Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

Highest Rated: 94% The Dark Knight (2008)

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oppenheimer Director,
Screenwriter
- 2023
71% 94% Zack Snyder's Justice League Executive Producer - 2021
69% 76% Tenet Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$58.1M 2020
39% 68% 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% 76% 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
76% 92% The Prestige Director,
Writer,
Producer
$53.1M 2006
84% 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
93% 94% Memento Director,
Writer
$25.5M 2000
81% 85% Following Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
$47.9K 1998
No Score Yet 72% Doodlebug Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1997

TV

Credit
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2014