HOLLYWOOD – He is the enigmatic director of Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy and the upcoming Interstellar, but who is Christopher Nolan really?
What are Christopher Nolan’s dreams like? Is it true that he has an iguana called Stephen who makes all his decisions for him by moving across a Twister floor mat? NO. That’s exactly the kind of nonsense we want to get rid of at The Studio Exec, so prepare your brain pads to receive the returning helicopter of FACT, and watch out, there are casualties.
1. When 12 years old, Nolan invented the Jenga game which he originally named the CONFUSERATOR. However, Paul Rudd had already invented it and so Nolan received no money from the idea. As an adult Nolan would attempt to make a film on the idea (CLICK HERE for more on that story) but it collapsed after someone over-enthusiastically removed one of the lower most blocks.
2. Christopher has three brothers. Jonathan: a script writer who has worked on many of Christopher’s films, Matthew, who is successful in the world of shoes, and Wayne Nolan, who is locked in East Wing of Nolan Towers, the crumbling family pile and is only seen by his nurse Tik. For a short time in the 80s the four brothers performed as a barber shop quartet called the Nolan Brothers until they were eclipsed by the more famous Nolan Sisters, who are – ironically – their sisters.
|The Nolan Brother (with Tik)|
3. Christopher Nolan’s first film was a black and white art house effort called Miener Houser Baader Miener Hoffer Gang, about a man who for the life of him can’t remember the name of the German terrorist organisation that terrorised the world in the 1970s.
4. Nolan is a committed advocate of film and the IMAX experience. When a sex tape was leaked onto the net of Nolan and his producer wife going at it, Nolan insisted it also be shown in Imax, impressing everyone with width, length and girth.
5. Little is known about his new project Interstellar, except that it is a science fiction film. But now Studio Exec can exclusively reveal that Interstellar is actually Memento, which – ironically -Nolan has no memory of making. Jonathan Nolan gave him the script of Memento with a new title page when he was drunk and has yet been able to rectify the mistake.