Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is one of the highestgrossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.
Nolan was born in London. His English father, Brendan James Nolan, was an advertising executive, and his American mother, Christina , worked as a flight attendant and an English teacher. His childhood was split between London and Chicago, and he has both British and American citizenship. He has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger brother, Jonathan. He began making films at age seven, borrowing his fathers Supercamera and shooting short films with his action figures. Growing up, Nolan was a great admirer of Star Wars , and around the age of eight he made a stop motion animation homage called Space Wars. His uncle who worked at NASA, building guidance systems for the Apollo rockets, sent him some launch footage. I refilmed them off the screen and cut them in, thinking noone would notice, Nolan later remarked. From the age of 11, he aspired to be a professional filmmaker. When Nolans family relocated to Chicago during his formative years, he started making films with Adrien and Ro