Christopher Nolan Releases a Statement on the Aurora Theater Shooting

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Director Christopher Nolan has released a statement following the tragic movie theater shooting that occurred in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight screening of his film, The Dark Knight Rises.

With the death toll at 12, the injury count now being reported at 59--up from 38 this morning--and the police apparently working to disarm a series of booby traps the suspect left in his apartment, the story continues to worsen.

Read what Nolan had to say below:

“Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting, but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”

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Christopher Nolan was born in London and currently holds a dual citizenship of both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Nolan's first directorial effort was with the 1996 full length film, Following, which he made with a budge of $6,000.

Nolan's breakthrough came with his next film, Memento, which was released in 2000 and starred Guy Pearce.  Memento was crtically acclaimed and was nominated for both a Golden Globe and Academy Award.

Next Nolan would direct a remake of the Norwegian film, Insomnia, which starred Al Pacino and Robin Williams.

Out of nowhere, Nolan was choosen to direct the reboot of the Batman franchise with the 2005 Batman Begins starring Christian Bale.  In between the massively successful The Dark Knight, Nolan also directed The Prestige which also starred Christian Bale and Michael Caine.

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