Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Edward Nolan (; born 30 July 1970) is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films have grossed more than US$5 billion worldwide, and have garnered 11 Academy Awards from 36 nominations. Born and raised in London, Nolan developed an interest in filmmaking from a young age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Nolan has received more than 21,861,862 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Christopher Nolan is the 106th most popular film director (up from 136th in 2019), the 506th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 641st in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Film Director.

Christopher Nolan is most famous for his work as a director, writer, and producer in the film industry. He has directed and written the films Memento, The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar.

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Among film directors, Christopher Nolan ranks 106 out of 1,580Before him are Peter Brook, Andrzej Żuławski, Michael Curtiz, Kenji Mizoguchi, Robert Altman, and Claude Lelouch. After him are Vincente Minnelli, John Carpenter, Sam Peckinpah, Tony Scott, Jules Dassin, and Wes Craven.

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Among people born in 1970, Christopher Nolan ranks 3Before him are Matt Damon and Banksy. After him are Melania Trump, Diego Simeone, Edwin van der Sar, Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Connelly, Andre Agassi, Cafu, and River Phoenix.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Nolan ranks 506 out of 6,924Before him are Eadwig (940), Kate Bush (1958), Eadred (923), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), and Sweyn II of Denmark (1020). After him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), Ben Jonson (1572), Peter Gabriel (1950), John Barry (1933), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), and Daniel Craig (1968).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Christopher Nolan ranks 8Before him are Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), Alan Parker (1944), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), and Peter Brook (1925). After him are Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), and John Schlesinger (1926).