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Animated 'Batman' creator Bruce Timm releases new short film

Animated 'Batman' creator Bruce Timm releases new short film

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- "Batman: The Animated Series" creator Bruce Timm has released a new short film in honor of the hero's 75th anniversary.
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Johnny Depp says being famous is like being a 'fugitive'

Johnny Depp says being famous is like being a 'fugitive'

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp says being a celebrity is akin to "living like a fugitive" in a new interview, and discusses his engagement and new film, "Transcendence."
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Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
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Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he loved playing an animated version of Batman in "The Lego Movie" because it gave him the chance to satirize the iconic superhero.
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Aaron Eckhart pretended his child died, attended support group for movie role

Aaron Eckhart pretended his child died, attended support group for movie role

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "The Dark Knight" star admitted that his deception was "rude."
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'Interstellar': Watch the trailer for Christopher Nolan's space film

'Interstellar': Watch the trailer for Christopher Nolan's space film

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine star in Christopher Nolan's upcoming space flick.
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Ben Affleck to play Batman/Bruce Wayne

Ben Affleck to play Batman/Bruce Wayne

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck is to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the first big-screen pairing of the superheroes, Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio announced.
'Interstellar,' starring McConaughey and Hathaway, starts shooting

'Interstellar,' starring McConaughey and Hathaway, starts shooting

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Director Christopher Nolan has begun principal photography on "Interstellar" in Alberta, Canada, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures said Tuesday.

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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.
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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."
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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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