Fun Facts about Christopher Nolan Movies

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Inception Featured a Real Rotating Hallway

For his 2010 heist film that features a zero-gravity setpiece, 500 members of Nolan’s crew built a rotating hallway for the stunt sequence. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt underwent combat practice for two weeks before shooting the scene.

Heath Ledger Did His Own Joker Makeup

The actor declined the assistance of the hair and makeup team in designing his look as the villain Joker in The Dark Knight (2008). “One thing Heath wanted to do was to apply makeup himself,” said Nolan in an interview posted on the Warner Bros’ YouTube account.

Christian Bale’s Wife Thought He Messed Up His Batman Audition

In an interview with MTV, the actor revealed that he auditioned for the role of Batman while wearing Val Kilmer’s old, ill-fitting suit. “I stood in it and I went 'I feel like an idiot.' When he got home, however, his wife wasn’t impressed with his audition. “I showed her, and she went, 'Well, you f---ed that one up, didn't you?' Thank God they went for it,” he added.

Dunkirk Features a Part of Real History

Twelve of the boats that feature in Nolan’s war epic depicting the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II had actually sailed from England to France to rescue stranded soldiers in 1940. These boats are known as Little Ships.

All of Nolan’s movies’ codenames are tributes to his children

The director’s fake titles for his recent films always include the names of his children. The Dark Knight was codenamed Rory's First KissInception was Oliver's Arrow and The Dark Knight Rises was Magnus RexInterstellar was codenamed Flora's Letter.

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Robert Gauthier