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Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
William, Kate duel on 'Harry Potter' film set

William, Kate duel on 'Harry Potter' film set

WATFORD, England, April 26 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince William and Kate dueled on a "Harry Potter" film set, but William said he was happiest in the Batmobile he tried at the Warner Bros. studio.
Christopher Nolan's next movie due out in 2014

Christopher Nolan's next movie due out in 2014

HOLLYWOOD, March 8 (UPI) -- Writer/director Christopher Nolan's film "Interstellar" will be co-produced and distributed by Hollywood's Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.
'Dark Knight Rises' tops DVD sales chart

'Dark Knight Rises' tops DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- "The Dark Knight Rises," the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak said.
Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway admits she underwent a "complete transformation" to play the villainous vixen Selina Kyle in the big-screen blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Depp in talks for 'Transcendence' role

Depp in talks for 'Transcendence' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence," producers said.

Batman producer gets doctorate in comics

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Uslan, the producer behind every Batman movie since 1988, was awarded an honorary doctorate in comic books by New Jersey's Monmouth University.

Report: DiCaprio plans animal-poach film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire are working to produce an animal-trafficking film like the U.S. crime drama "Traffic," a trade daily reported.

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Dane Cook sorry for theater shooting joke

Dane Cook sorry for theater shooting joke

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook admits he used "bad judgment" when he joked during a standup show in Los Angeles about the movie theater massacre in Colorado.

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Bale visits Aurora shooting victims

Bale visits Aurora shooting victims

AURORA, Colo., July 25 (UPI) -- "The Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale Tuesday visited with seven people wounded in a movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., a hospital official said.
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'Dark Knight' has $161M opening weekend

'Dark Knight' has $161M opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- The latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," earned nearly $161 million at the North American box office when it opened this weekend, receipts show.
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.British director Christopher Nolan attends the premiere of "The Prestige" at Odeon West End, Leicester Square in London on November5, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an English-American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), and rebooting the Batman film franchise, as well as directing the Hillary Seitz written Insomnia (2002). Nolan is the founder of the production company Syncopy Films.

He often collaborates with his wife, producer Emma Thomas, and his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, as well as cinematographer Wally Pfister, screenwriter David S. Goyer, film editor Lee Smith, composers David Julyan and Hans Zimmer, special effects coordinator Chris Corbould, and actors Christian Bale, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe and Michael Caine.

Nolan was born in London, the son of an English father who worked as an advertising copywriter and an American mother who was a flight attendant. He has a younger brother, Jonathan, with whom Nolan often collaborates on film scripts. As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States, he spent his childhood in both London and Chicago. Nolan found an interest in botany and "dicots" early on until he found his father's camera. He began film-making at the age of seven using his father's Super 8 camera and his toy action figures. While living in Chicago as a child, he also made short films with future director and producer Roko Belic.

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