Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

Anglo-American film director
Christopher Nolan directed the critically acclaimed Insomnia for Warner Bros. Pictures, Section 8 and Witt-Thomas Films. The mind bending psychological thriller starred Academy Award Winners Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams. Nolan's second film Memento was based on a short story by Jonathan Nolan about a man who struggles to find himself within the remnants of his hazy past. Starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Ann Moss and Joe Pantoliano, the small-budget independent film was named best of the year by the Broadcast Film Critics and went on to gross over $25 million and garnered accolades for Nolan, including a DGA Award nomination. In addition, Nolan's screenplay garnered an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination and was honored by the Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics, as well as winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Filmmaking has truly been a lifelong pursuit for Nolan, who began making movies at the age of seven using his father's super 8mm camera. While studying English Literature at University College London, Nolan shot 16mm films at the school's film society, before applying the same guerrilla-style production techniques to his feature-length script Following. The no-budget noir film, which The New Yorker's Bruce Diones hailed as "leaner and meaner" than the thrillers of Hitchcock, enjoyed great success at numerous international film festivals (including Toronto, Rotterdam, Slam Dance and Hong Kong) prior to being released theatrically in the U.S. (Zeitgeist), U.K. (Alliance), France (CCI) and various other territories. Nolan resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Emma Thomas and their family.Source: 
I'm a very fortunate person. I get to choose the movies that I want to do. I have a lot of friends in this industry that don't get to do that. I grew up in L.A. A lot of my friends are actors so I realize every day how lucky I am to have this opportunity, so while I'm here, I'm going to try to do exactly what I want.More Christopher Nolan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As far as the dreams go, really I would only point to there are times in my life where I experienced lucid dreaming, which is a big feature of Inception movie - the idea of realizing you're in a dream and therefore trying to change or manipulate it in some way. That's a very striking experience for people who have it.More Christopher Nolan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My most enjoyable movie going experiences have always been going to a movie theater, sitting there and the lights go down and a film comes on the screen that you don't know everything about, and you don't know every plot turn and every character movement that's going to happen.More Christopher Nolan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not a big dreamer. I never have been.The only thing I've sort of obviously extracted from the research of dreams is that I don't think there's a specific science you can put on dream psychology. I think that it's up to, obviously, the individual. Obviously, we suppress things, emotions, things during the day - thoughts that we obviously haven't thought through enough, and in that state of sleep when our subconscious or mind just sort of randomly fires off different surreal story structures, and when we wake up we sMore Christopher Nolan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't ever like to feel myself in the position to demand of an actor that they trust I'm going to do something worthwhile. I feel a responsibility to articulate what it is I'm going to do. Whether that's showing them a full script or sitting down with them and describing my ideas in detail. It's a very healthy burden on me as a film director to be able to articulate what I want to do, to inspire actors, rather than just saying, take it on trust I'll be able to do something worthwhile.More Christopher Nolan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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