Christopher Nolan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


16th November 2015

Fact: Director Christopher Nolan's hit 2000 thriller Memento is set for a revamp. AMBI Pictures officials have picked up the rights to the film and will finance and produce the remake. The original starred Guy Pearce as a man suffering from memory loss who is tracking down his wife's killer.


7th November 2014

Fact: Director Christopher Nolan was among the guests at a private birthday party for Ralph Lauren's brother Jerry at a restaurant in New York City on Tuesday night (04Nov14).


25th July 2014

Fact: Filmmaker Christopher Nolan made a surprise visit to the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Thursday (24Jul14) during the Paramount Pictures panel to promote his highly-anticipated sci-film thriller, Interstellar. He was joined by the movie's star Matthew Mcconaughey, and the two teased the film before its arrival in cinemas this November (14). The visit was both Nolan and MCConaughey's first ever appearance at the annual convention.


17th July 2012

Fact: Director Christopher Nolan cast over 1,000 extras for The Dark Knight Rises instead of using special effects to insert crowds during post-production. Actor Christian Bale explains, "The (extras) came at midnight the night before, just to start getting ready for it - just an enormous amount of people. It's choreographed - to a point. There's a limit to how much you can choreograph that many people... You felt that energy when you hear the people together and battle cries, and it fuels you."


13th July 2012

Quote: "I will cop to this: The Lord of the Rings trilogy was in the back of our minds the entire time we were making these. What (director) Peter Jackson did was completely different... It's one of the great achievements in movies." Moviemaker Christopher Nolan admits his peer was an inspiration as he was piecing together the Batman trilogy.


13th July 2012

Quote: "He gave everybody a little gift and I don't know why he chose me instead of (actor) Christian Bale (who plays Batman) to give it to but he gave me a bat. A real bat, a stuffed bat in a little glass box. They are some ugly things." Morgan Freeman was handed an unusual gift from director Christopher Nolan after wrapping The Dark Knight Rises.


17th November 2010

Fact: Batman BEGINS and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is to be honoured with the first Visionary Award at the Visual Effects Society Awards in January (11).


1st November 2010

Quote: "We will be shooting and exhibiting the film in 2D. We want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before in the first two films." Director Christopher Nolan is refusing to jump on the 3D bandwagon for upcoming Batman sequel THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.


4th April 2009

Fact: Irish actor Cillian Murphy is reteaming with his Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan for new movie INCEPTION. Leonardo Dicaprio has already been signed up for the sci-fi film; he will be joined by Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page when shooting begins this summer (09).


9th June 2008

Quote: "I'm not sure I'll do another. They're tricky. It's difficult naming third movies that are any good." THE DARK KNIGHT director Christopher Nolan casts doubt over working on another Batman film.


28th February 2008

Fact: Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan will collect the Director Of The Year award at the movie industry's ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas on 13 March (08).


23rd October 2006

Quote: "Heath is a fearless performer, and that's exactly what I need in taking on a massive icon like THE JOKER." Film-maker Christopher Nolan reveals why he picked Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger to play the wise-cracking villain in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK NIGHT.


11th June 2006

Quote: "I want to thank him for getting rid of those bloody nipples." Christian Bale is grateful to Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan for giving his batsuit a makeover.


31st January 2006

Fact: <p>THE LORD OF THE RINGS star Andy Serkis is set to go from playing King Kong to David Bowie's assistant in Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan's new movie THE PRESTIGE. </p>


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