Christopher Nolan
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"Christopher Jonathan James Nolan" is an English-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has created several of the most critically and commercially successful films of the early 21st century. His nine films have grossed over $4.2 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 26 Academy Awards/Oscar nominations and six awards.

Having made his directorial debut with Following (1998), he gained considerable attention for his second feature, Memento (film)/Memento (2000). The acclaim of these independent films afforded Nolan the opportunity to make the big-budget thriller Insomnia (2002 film)/Insomnia (2002), and the more offbeat drama The Prestige (film)/The Prestige (2006); both were well-received critically and commercially. He found further popular and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), Inception (2010) and Interstellar (film)/Interstellar (2014). Nolan has co-written several of his films with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, and runs the production company Syncopy Inc. with his wife Emma Thomas.

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