Christopher Nolan was born in London, July 30, 1970. He is one of the highest grossing directors in the history of cinema with over 5 billion dollars. He is best known for directing The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises), Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet.
Among his most recurring collaborations there are above all the one with his brother Jonathan, screenwriter, the actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy who directed for the first time on the set of Batman Begins, the composer Hans Zimmer, with whom he collaborates in the same film, director of photography Wally Pfister from 2000 to 2012, and finally with his wife Emma Thomas, with whom he co-founded the film production company Syncopy Films.
Most of his films often deal with epistemological and metaphysical themes and explore different aspects of human morality, the construction of time and the malleable nature of memory and personal identity.
Typical of Nolan's cinema are nonlinear storytelling, practical special effects, innovative soundscapes, large-format photography, and similar relationships between visual language and narrative elements. In 2015 the Times included him in the list of the 100 most influential personalities in the world, while in 2019 he was made a Knight of the Order of the British Empire for having illustrated the country with the services offered in the field of dramatic art.