Christopher Edward Nolan(born 30 July 1970) is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer
who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history,
and among the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 21st century. Having made his directorial debut
with Following (1998), Nolan gained considerable attention for his second feature, Memento (2000), for which he
was nominated for numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The acclaim garnered by his independent films gave Nolan the opportunity to make the big-budget thriller Insomnia (2002)
and the mystery drama The Prestige (2006). He found further popular and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy
(2005â€“2012); Inception (2010), which received eight Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Original
Screenplay; Interstellar (2014); and Dunkirk (2017), which earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
His ten films have grossed over US$4.7 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 34 Oscar nominations and seven wins. Christopher Nolan. Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. September 24, 2022