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Biography #2London-born director Christopher Nolan has been making films since the age of seven, when he picked up his father's super 8mm camera. In 1989, his surreal short Tarantella was shown on PBS and in 1996, his short Larceny screened at the Cambridge Film Festival.
Nolan's first feature film, Following, which he wrote, directed and co-edited in 1998, won the Best Director Award at the Newport International Film Festival, the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Silver Hitchcock award at the Dinard British Film Festival and the Black & White Award at the Slamdance International Film Festival. That success, in turn, brought attention and financing to the writer/director's next endeavor, Memento.
Written and directed by Nolan, Memento became a critical and popular triumph, garnering dozens of awards and nominations. Salient distinctions include: the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay, the Sundance Film Festival Award for Screenwriting, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, the AFI Film Award for Screenwriter of the Year, the Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay and an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (25-Jun-2002)