Christopher Nolan is the man behind several of Hollywood’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies, including The Batman Trilogy and Inception. He started directing short films and industrial videos right after his graduation and his thriller film Following earned him fame. Since then, Nolan has been enthralling his audience with his masterpieces like “The Prestige”, “Inception” and “The Batman Trilogy”.
Nolan is a man of immense discipline which reflects in his output. He does not carry a mobile phone but enchants his fans with breathtaking science fiction stories and visual effects. His movies have garnered 26 Oscar nominations and bagged many of the awards. Recently, he completed shooting his next short movie which is a documentary.
Christopher Nolan has his own style of working and is an inspiration for passion and hard work.
He believes in saving time by including as many special effects as possible while shooting the movie itself. With that, editing becomes a way less tiresome job and the VFX appear more natural. The extent of his perfect-methodology is, that once his post production coordinator told The Times Magazine that he has to spend more time adding special visual effects in romantic movies than he did in The Dark Knight Rises.
Just like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, Christopher Nolan also wears the identical clothes daily. A blue dress shirt with a slightly fraying collar and black trousers over scuffed black shoes. And a dark narrow-lapeled jacket over the shirt. In cold weather, he sports a fitting herringbone waistcoat with the bottom button left open. He sums it up with a pair of woven periwinkle cuff links and striped socks.
Though "Batman Begins" had done really well both economically and critically, Nolan hadn't given another thought to making a sequel to it. He believes in committing to one project at a time and was skeptical regarding making a sequel to a potentially good movie. He once said, "I wanted to put everything into making one great film, I didn't want to hold anything back." Regarding the 'Joker Card' shown at the end of the movie, it was just a topic given to people to discuss about. Later, he gave a thought to how the character would actually be in the Gotham world he had created. With that came the next two movies of the Batman Trilogy.
Since Michael Caine worked with Christopher Nolan in "Batman Begins" in the role of Alfred Pennyworth, back in 2005, they've been inseparable. Apart from the Batman trilogy, Caine played significant roles in Nolan's masterpieces "Inception" and "The Prestige", and recently in "Interstellar". Nolan is dazzled with Caine's dedication and his ability to be perfectly prepared without any effort.
His addiction is to the extent that he always carries with him a flask of hot tea in his pocket, and his teeth are stained "a chestnut gradient". Michael Caine once enquired whether Nolan carried vodka in the flask, to which he allegedly replied no.
Before starting a movie, he types the original idea of the movie on his father's typewriter for about two weeks.
The stretch of his preference is so much, that he personally visited theaters in New York to make sure they were properly equipped to project Interstellar.
The director whose movies come up with breathtaking special effects, is not very fond of technology. He does not own an e-mail address and his assistant prints out important mails for him to read. "A lot of the things people amuse themselves with really are just toys for grown-ups, and it eats your time and pulls your concentration.", is his opinion on cell phones. He believes that instead of bringing people closer, mobile phones and e-mailing discourage people for face-to-face communication, which is a bad sign for mankind.
To prove the point, once a Warner Bros. executive actually got lost in the mammoth set of Gotham City built in an old aircraft hangar.