A wise man once said that Christopher Nolan is a director worth watching; indeed that person was right because it is only in his films that things seem to chronological, till the time we suddenly feel dislocated, realizing that all of our assumptions about the world are a matter of perception.
Apart from this aspect, Nolan is known to play with time and memory in his movies. Though the above few things are quite obvious there is more to him that you will get to know today. So, on his 49th birthday, we bring you 5 unknown facts about him in this article.
Interested? Let’s check them out.
Nolan was Colorblind:
This was a thing which even his dearest didn’t knew about him. Nolan was colorblind. He was not able to differentiate between green and red.
Nolan asked the audience to donate money for Memento:
In 2000, when the whole staff said that they had no funds and they were going on a break, Nolan was not ashamed to ask his audience for help.
Nolan’s screenplay, “Key To The Streets” is yet to be produced:
He Adapted Ruth Rendell’s novel, “The Keys to the Street,” into a screenplay that he was set to direct for Fox Searchlight after Insomnia (2002). However, he instead went on to direct Batman Begins (2005).
Nolan might have never directed Batman Begins:
If not for Martin Scorsese, who was ahead in making a Howard Hughes biopic. An idea which Nolan had cherished to complete with Jim Carrey as his lead. He even wrote the screenplay, calling it “one of the best things I’ve ever written.” Nolan reluctantly tabled his script and took up directing Batman Begins (2005).
Christopher Nolan Loves Hiding Meaning in Characters Names:
The initials of the two main characters played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige spell ABRA (Alfred Borden and Robert Angier), as in the magical word “abracadabra.”
And in Inception: the first letter of each of the main characters’ names — Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur and Ariadne, Mal, Saito — spells “dreams.” We see what you did there, Chris.