Christopher Nolan
Oliver Nolan
United States United Kingdom
2020

Syncopy Films Inc.

Christopher
Nolan

The release of Nolan’s highly anticipated time-bending spy thriller “Tenet” was pushed back several times before a Labor Day Weekend theatrical release saw domestic grosses hurt by the pandemic, but it still performed respectably enough overseas. A passionate advocate of old-school moviemaking (shooting on film, avoiding digital effects), Nolan has established himself as the modern-day king of the thinking-person’s blockbuster, as he manages to put an intellectual patina on everything from comic-book movies (“The Dark Knight” trilogy) and sci-fi (“Inception,” “Interstellar”) to World War II fare (“Dunkirk”). In spite of his success, Nolan, who does pre/post-production work on his own films in the converted garage of his L.A. home, still has yet to win an Oscar.

Career

  • THE DARK KNIGHT
  • DUNKIRK
  • TENET

Education

  • University College London (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
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Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski would love it if people could see his latest film, the Tom Hanks Western "News of the World," on the big screen as it was intended.But although Universal will carry out a limited theatrical release starting on Christmas Day, he realizes Academy voters and critics group members will probably consume the film at home on their laptops or TVs.So he thinks Christopher Nolan's recent criticism of WarnerMedia sending most of its slate to HBO Max was misguided...

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