Reel Movie Stars: Christopher Nolan

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After opening the floodgates to directors with Kevin Smith, Reel Movie Stars is proud to present one of the hottest directors of this decade, Christopher Nolan.

Nolan was a relatively unknown director except to his fans with the critically acclaimed Memento in 2000 and his remake of Insomnia in 2002.

Nolan truly became a household name when he helped reboot the Batman franchise with his 2005 blockbuster, Batman Begins starring Christian Bale.  Since then Nolan has been unstoppable with The Illusionist and The Dark Knight.

But, of course, to you movie buffs, this Nolan info is not new to you.  But how about some Nolan facts you may not know:

  • Holds dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom
  • His brother, Jonathan Nolan, wrote Memento, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight
  • Is red and green colorblind
  • Married to his repeated Producer, Emma Thomas and has three childre
  • Studied English Literature in college

Now for some pics of this 5'11 director.

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Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight

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Christopher Nolan

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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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