Christopher Nolan
Oliver Nolan
United States United Kingdom
2021

Syncopy Films Inc.

Christopher
Nolan

Nolan’s sci-fi action-thriller “Tenet” had its release pushed back three times due to the pandemic before Warner Bros. finally rolled out it out around the globe in August and September 2020. In spite of its pandemic-addled run, the film managed to gross $363 million worldwide, demonstrating audiences’ enduring love for Nolan’s intricate and epic brand of cinematic storytelling. A noted film purist, Nolan publicly expressed his displeasure with WarnerMedia’s decision to release the entirety of Warner Bros.’ 2021 film slate in theaters and on streamer HBO Max simultaneously, leading Nolan to park his next movie, a $100 million epic about the making of the atomic bomb, at Universal Pictures, marking a break from a career-spanning pact with Warner Bros.

Career

  • THE DARK KNIGHT
  • DUNKIRK
  • TENET

Education

  • University College London (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
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Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie Join Christopher Nolan's Epic 'Oppenheimer'

Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie Join Christopher Nolan's Epic 'Oppenheimer'

Christopher Nolan is adding more star power to his World War II drama "Oppenheimer."Oscar winner Rami Malek, Oscar nominee Florence Pugh and "Uncut Gems" director Benny Safdie have joined an ensemble that already includes Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt.The film, with its oh-so-commercial-sounding story about the development of the atomic bomb, is an artistic and financial risk for Nolan and Universal Studios. It carries a $100 million budget, and adult dramas have not fared too...

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