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Creator: Christopher Nolan

I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today's movies. They believe everything they're hearing and seeing. I like to shake that up.
— Christopher Nolan

Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (b. 1970) is an English-American screenwriter and director, known for making several Mind Screwy neo-noir movies, and for reviving the Batman film franchise. As a good sign of his quality control, his worst rated film on Rotten Tomatoes, The Prestige, still has a 76% "Certified Fresh" approval rating.

His films tend to emphasize themes of obsession, deception, guilt, and order versus chaos. And all of his films focus on a man lying to himself or others to cope with grief.


Films:


Tropes usually seen in his works:


Tropes that apply to him:

  • Auteur License: Hollywood is under the impression that any film in which he has the slightest involvement will turn to box-office gold. Considering his solid three-film streak, it's not exactly far-fetched.
  • Batman Gambit: How he got Inception made.
  • Benevolent Boss: Many actors who have worked with him have also noted that he is very easy to work with.
  • Creator Couple: He is married to Emma Thomas, who has produced all of his films since Following.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Nolan's signature dark suit, no tie, and dress shirt with a few buttons open. Sometimes he includes a vest or tie.
  • Person as Verb: After his approach on the Batman film series, "Nolanize" has been used as a term used by fans, meaning rebooting a science-fiction/fantasy series to strip away all unrealistic elements from it.
  • Reclusive Artist: Doesn't have a cell phone or e-mail address, and hid out in a trailer park writing his next project and growing a hermit beard.
  • Red Index, Green Index: Averted, since he's red and green colorblind. There's also a distinct lack of either color in most of his works.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: A suit, with or without tie and jacket, has been noted as Nolan's uniform of sorts.
  • Sibling Team: His brother Jonathan is sometimes his screenwriting partner.
  • Spot of Tea: Earl Grey.
    Morgan Freeman: He takes a sip of tea every 10 or 15 minutes. Heís like quiet authority.
    Michael Caine: And I actually found out what the tea was, itís Earl Grey tea. Thatís what he drinks, all day long.

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