Christopher Nolan filmography

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Nolan at the 2013 premiere of Man of Steel

Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His feature directorial debut was the neo-noir crime thriller Following (1998) which was made on a shoestring budget of $6,000.[1][note 1] Two years later, he directed psychological thriller Memento (2000) which starred Guy Pearce as a man suffering from anterograde amnesia (short-term memory loss) searching for his wife's killers.[3] The film was his first collaboration with cinematographer Wally Pfister.[4] Similar to his debut feature it had a non-linear narrative structure, and was his breakthrough film.[5] It was acclaimed by critics and was a surprise commercial success.[6] For the film Nolan received his first nomination for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, and for writing its screenplay he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.[7][8] He next directed the mystery thriller remake Insomnia (2002) which starred Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank.[9] It was his first film for Warner Bros., and was a critical and commercial success.[10][11]

In 2005, Nolan directed Warner Bros' superhero film Batman Begins which starred Christian Bale and told an origin story of the title character.[12] The following year, he directed psychological thriller The Prestige (2006) in which Bale and Hugh Jackman played rival 19th-century stage magicians.[13] His next film was the sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, in which Bale reprised his role as Batman opposite Heath Ledger as the Joker. The film grossed a worldwide total of over $1 billion, and was the highest grossing of 2008.[14] It received eight nominations at the 81st Academy Awards, and Nolan received his second nomination at the Directors Guild of America Awards.[15][16] In 2010, he directed the action film Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who leads a team who steal information by entering a person's subconscious.[17] It was nominated for Best Film at the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and Golden Globe Awards, and Nolan received his third nomination at the Directors Guild of America Awards.[18][19][20][21]

Two years later, he directed the sequel to The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which grossed a worldwide total at the box office of over $1 billion.[22] He followed this by producing Zack Snyder's superhero film Man of Steel (2013) and directing the science fiction film Interstellar (2014), which starred Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. It won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.[23] In 2017, Nolan directed the acclaimed war film Dunkirk, for which he received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.[24] He next directed the spy film Tenet (2020) starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki.[25]

Films[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Writer Producer Other
1989 Tarantella Yes Yes Yes No Unreleased short film [26][27]
1996 Larceny Yes Yes Yes No Unreleased short film [26][27]
1997 Fearville No No No Yes Camera operator [26]
1997 Doodlebug Yes Yes Yes Yes Editor and cinematographer
Short film
[26]
1998 Following Yes Yes Yes Yes Editor and cinematographer [26]
1999 Genghis Blues No No No Yes Editorial assistance [26][28]
2000 Memento Yes Yes No No [26][27]
2002 Insomnia Yes No No No [26][27]
2005 Batman Begins Yes Yes No No Screenplay co-written with David S. Goyer [26][27]
2006 The Prestige Yes Yes Yes No Co-written with Jonathan Nolan [26][27]
2008 The Dark Knight Yes Yes Yes No Story co-written with David S. Goyer
Screenplay co-written with Jonathan Nolan
[26][27]
2010 Inception Yes Yes Yes No [26][27]
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Yes Yes Yes No Story co-written with David S. Goyer
Screenplay co-written with Jonathan Nolan
[26][27]
2013 Man of Steel No Story Yes No Story co-written with David S. Goyer [26][29]
2014 Transcendence No No Executive No [26][27]
2014 Interstellar Yes Yes Yes No Co-written with Jonathan Nolan [26][27]
2015 Emic: A Time Capsule From the People of Earth No No No Yes Curator
Short documentary film
[30]
2015 Quay Yes No Yes Yes Editor, cinematographer and composer
Short documentary film
[26]
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice No No Executive No [26][27]
2017 Dunkirk Yes Yes Yes No [26][27]
2017 Justice League No No Executive No [26][27]
2019 The Doll's Breath No No Executive No Animated short film [31]
2020 Tenet Yes Yes Yes No [10][32]
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League No No Executive No A director's cut of 2017's Justice League [33]

Documentary appearances[edit]

Year(s) Title Ref(s)
2011 These Amazing Shadows [27]
2012 Side by Side [26][27]
2016 Cinema Futures [34]
2018 James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction [35]
2019 Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound [36]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nolan directed a feature, Larry Mahoney, in the mid-1990s, but it was scrapped and never released.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sims, David (16 March 2016). "How Memento Set the Framework for Christopher Nolan's Career". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Brian Barnes discusses 'The Redeeming'". Nerdly. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Scott, A. O. (16 March 2001). "Film Review; Backward Reel the Grisly Memories". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Buckwalter, Ian (23 July 2012). "The Reason Christopher Nolan Films Look Like Christopher Nolan Films". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Couch, Aaron; Kit, Borys (25 January 2019). "Next Christopher Nolan Film to Open in July 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ White, James (17 February 2015). "Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits". Empire. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (23 January 2018). "Christopher Nolan Scores His First-Ever Oscar Nomination for Best Director". Variety. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "The 74th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Ebert, Roger (24 May 2002). "Insomnia movie review & film summary (2002)". Roger Ebert. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b McNary, Dave (25 January 2019). "Christopher Nolan's Next Movie Gets July 2020 Release Date". Variety. Archived from the original on 6 July 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (24 June 2012). "LAFF 2012: 'Dark Knight Rises' Cinematographer Wally Pfister Discusses His Directorial Debut". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Ebert, Roger (13 June 2005). "Batman Begins movie review and film summary (2005)". Roger Ebert. Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Thompson, Sam (15 November 2006). "Can The Prestige survive its Hollywood transformation?". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 26 September 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "The 81st Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Child, Ben (9 January 2009). "Nolan and Boyle nominated by DGA as Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Critics' Choice awards". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 July 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ French, Philip (18 July 2010). "Inception". The Observer. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Film Awards 2011: Winners List". British Academy Film Awards. Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Inception". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Kilday, Gregg. "Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan Among Directors Guild Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2 September 2012). "Box Office Milestone: 'Dark Knight Rises' Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 7 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Cohen, David S. (26 June 2015). "'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Interstellar' Shine at Saturn Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "The 90th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (27 July 2020). "'Tenet' Will Release Internationally in August Ahead of U.S. Debut". Variety. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Christopher Nolan". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Christopher Nolan – Complete Filmography". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "16 Things You Didn't Know About Christopher Nolan". Screen Rant. 17 July 2017. Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  29. ^ "Alien, Yet Familiar". The New York Times. 23 May 2013. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ "Paramount Teams with Google Play for 'Interstellar' Time-Capsule Promo (Video)". Variety. 20 November 2014. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  31. ^ "The Doll's Breath". Illuminations Media. Retrieved 11 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. ^ Sharf, Zack (15 August 2019). "'Tenet,' Explained: 11 Things You Need to Know About Christopher Nolan's Action Epic". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 2 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  33. ^ Guerrasio, Jason (10 March 2021). "Deborah Snyder says Christopher Nolan supported her husband Zack in his quest to make the 'Snyder cut'". Insider. Archived from the original on 15 March 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  34. ^ "Venice Film Review: Cinema Futures". Variety. Archived from the original on 6 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  35. ^ "James Cameron's Story Of Science Fiction is a solid, albeit navel-gazing, primer". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  36. ^ "'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound' Review: You'll Never Hear Movies the Same Way Again". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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