Christopher Nolan
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Syncopy Films Inc.


Film Director

Not much is known about Nolan’s next film, “Tenet,” save for its genre (international espionage thriller), cast (Robert Pattinson and Kenneth Branagh), studio (Warner Bros.), release date (July 2020) — and the near certainty that it will score big at the box office. That’s why Nolan is the rare writer-director working today allowed to put a personal stamp on comic-book movies (think “Dark Knight” trilogy) and make intellectually challenging and original big-budget movies such as “Interstellar” (2014) and the best picture Oscar nominees “Inception” (2010) and World War II drama “Dunkirk” (2017), which earned him his first Academy Award nod for director. Studios even indulge Nolan’s love of film, allowing him to shoot on celluloid even when it’s de rigueur to go digital.




  • University College London (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
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Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Adds 'Yesterday' Star Himesh Patel (EXCLUSIVE)

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Adds 'Yesterday' Star Himesh Patel (EXCLUSIVE)

Fresh off his lead role in Universal's "Yesterday," Himesh Patel has found his next tentpole with Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," sources tell Variety.Patel nabbed one of the last roles in the film and will star alongside John David Washington. The cast also includes Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, Clémence Poésy, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Kenneth Branagh. Production is currently underway."Tenet," which is being filmed on location across seven countries, is an action epic evolving from the world of international...


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