Biography of Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan is a legendary film director and screenwriter whose films puzzle people’s brains and inspire with an intricate and unpredictable plot. After seeing his films, people stay under the impression of his work for a long time. It’s pretty hard to guess the ending of any of Nolan’s films right until the end.
Christopher Nolan’s Childhood and FamilyOne of the most famous film directors and screenwriters, Christopher Nolan, was born on July 30, 1970, in London. His father dedicated all his life to the advertising, and his mother worked as a flight attendant. In childhood, the boy never felt bored because he had a faithful game companion - his younger brother Jonathan who, by the way, is a co-author of all his films.
Already at that time, Christopher had unique imagination allowing him to twist plots in such a way that the audience, his family and friends, came in amazement after the reveal of film intrigue.
Film Directing CareerThe crime thriller «Following» was the first serious project of the prominent film director. The film tells the story of a young writer who looks for inspiration and accidentally meets a thief. Spending some time with the writer, the thief decides to give the young man exclusive material. Nolan’s brother, Jonathan, also joined a team of professional actors involved in this film. It’s particularly remarkable that the man spent only 6 000 dollars on this film but made over 40 000 dollars. It’s a quite good result for a beginning film director.
Nine million dollars were spent on this film, but it brought over 40 million dollars. At that moment Christopher Nolan drew the attention of the whole world to himself and received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and within a year he received MTV Award as the best young film director.
After this film, many famous actors and screenwriters began to take him seriously. People of the film industry started talking about his unique style. Nolan’s works were unpredictable, dynamic, and extremely interesting and, most importantly, they immersed people into thoughts after closing credits.
In 2005, the world saw the fantastic action film «Batman Begins». After this film, Christopher has got a big crowd of fans. The screen version of the life story of the most famous superhero was about the young man who saw a murder of his parents and decided to avenge their murder by becoming a guardian of order and justice in a criminal Gotham - Batman (Christian Bale) is a man hiding behind a mask of a bat. In a year after this success, the film director became one of the winners of the Saturn Award where he got a reward for the best scenario.
In 2008, the long-awaited sequel about Batman, the film «The Dark Knight», was released. This time Christian Bale had to face a new barrier - a dangerous rival Joker (Heath Ledger). The film created a furor and made over 1 billion dollars.
In 2010, the premiere of the new blockbuster «Inception» took place. This time, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and Tom Hardy got the leading roles. To fully comprehend the plot, you need to be attentive to what’s happening on the screen because such robberies don’t happen every day.
In 2012, the saga follow-up about Batman, the film The Dark Knight Rises», was released. Gotham got a new dangerous villain, Wayne. It made Batman put on his mask again and team up with a mysterious stranger, a Catwoman (Anne Hathaway).