I'm just glad to keep my head above the splats. Thank you for the honor'Wall-E' best reviewed film of 2008 Jan 14, 2009
Your excitement about the film has been the greatest reward we can imagine, so thank you very much'Knight' wins 5 People's Choice Awards Jan 07, 2009
It's pretty amazing the disparity between the person he was and the monster that he created for us'Knight' co-workers remember Ledger Jun 30, 2008
It was tremendously emotional, right when he passed, having to go back in and look at him every dayNolan: Ledger was proud of Joker portrayal Mar 21, 2008
We talked about Alex in 'A Clockwork Orange,' we talked about Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, having a younger approach to the Joker, really tapping into what can be threatening about a guy like thisNolan: Ledger was proud of Joker portrayal Mar 21, 2008
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.