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Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. He was the son of Brendan Nolan and Christina Jensen. His father was an advertising executive while his mother was a flight attendant and an English teacher. His family has citizenships in both Britain and the United States, so he split time between London and Chicago as a child. At the age of seven years old, he borrowed his father’s Super 8 camera and started making short films with his action figures. Christopher Nolan has said the the “Star Wars” movies were one of his inspirations at a young age to want to get into film. He made a short film when he was eight years old titled “Space Wars”. His uncle worked at NASA and was actually able to send him footage of a real space launch. Nolan has said before that he realized from a very young age that filmmaking was his passion and what he wanted to do when he was older. As Christopher Nolan got older, he continued to make short films with his two brothers, Jonathan and Matthew. Jonathan and Christopher continue to work on movies together today. Christopher attended University College London. He went there to study English literature and ended up becoming the president of the school’s Film Society and ended up making money off of the short films he made with the school. When he graduated he worked other jobs in the filmmaking industry like screenwriting and camera operator. Today, Christopher Nolan has multiple blockbuster movies that have been wildly successful like Interstellar, Dunkirk, Insomnia and The Dark Knight which alone has produced over $1 billion worldwide. While Christopher Nolan is not known for any specific shots or camera angles, he is known for his shadowing and large landscapes in his movies. He is also known for using actors who he has friended, like Michael Caine who has appeared in 7 of his movies. If I was to recommend one of Christopher Nolan’s movies to watch it would be The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan’s style along with Heath Ledger’s award winning performance as the Joker make it one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie has great reviews from critics who praise Nolan’s ability to make a movie about a comic book character feel like a realistic crime movie. Christopher Nolan has made great movies for well over a decade now and is currently one of the most popular directors in Hollywood right now. The audience’s love for his movies will likely allow him to continue directing movies for a long time.

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