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20 Things You Didn't Know About Christopher Nolan

The dish on Hollywood's most enigmatic blockbuster filmmaker.

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Christopher Nolan is without question one of the most successful and celebrated filmmakers of the last 20 years, enjoying a meteoric rise from his micro-budget debut to helming colossal Hollywood tentpoles in a matter of just seven short years.

With ten critically and commercially successful films to his name with a near-unprecedented sense of practical scope, Nolan is one of the few "brand" directors that even casual audiences will reliably turn out for.

And so, his hugely anticipated upcoming sci-fi action-thriller Tenet is being hailed as the film that might "save" the flagging movie industry at present. Time will tell if that's the case, of course.

Despite his exuberant filmmaking chops, however, Nolan is a quiet and intensely private person who doesn't give much away about his personal life, such that to most observers he remains a figure of enticing mystery.

And so, as his 11th film approaches its release, these are the fascinating tidbits of both his life and career well worth knowing, providing a glimpse into what makes one of Hollywood's most innovative and consistent filmmakers tick...

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