Star Personality: Jonathan Nolan

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Star Personality: Jonathan Nolan
Star Personality: Jonathan Nolan

English screenwriter of American origin Jonathan Nolan was born in London, but spent his childhood and all his adult life in Chicago. In 1994 he graduated from Loyola Academy (Illinois) and in 1999 from Georgetown University (Washington).

During university life, Jonathan Nolan wrote the story "Memento Mori" (Memento Mori - "Remember Death"), which later formed the basis of his older brother's debut film. Jonathan often collaborated with Christopher, together they worked on the popular films "The Prestige", "Interstellar" and the Dark Knight duology.

In 2014, news broke that the screenwriter would be adapting a science fiction book series written by Isaac Asimov. The novels are called "Foundation", and the future picture is listed in the plans of the HBO television channel. Jonathan Nolan spoke about his intentions to become not only a screenwriter, but also a producer.

Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan

Married to producer and screenwriter Lisa Joy. The couple has been together since 2009, they are the parents of one child, and now they are waiting for the next.

Below, we will share information about the awards received by Jonathan as a screenwriter, as well as talk about his most popular works. Currently Jonathan Nolan's Westworld series is one of the most popular television projects.


Jonathan Nolan is the recipient of a number of prestigious film awards and significant nominations.

  • Won 2001 Best Screenplay Award for "Remember" (Sundance Film Festival).
  • In 2002, Jonathan won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for "Remember".
  • In 2009, he received the Saturn Award and shared the victory with his older brother. Nominated - Best Screenplay; claimed work - "The Dark Knight".
  • In 2015, Jonathan and Christopher Nolan again became the winners of the "Saturn", receiving an award for the screenplay for "Interstellar".


Films by Jonathan Nolan
Films by Jonathan Nolan

The film was directed by Christopher Nolan, while his brother took an active part in writing the script. "Prestige" is a free film adaptation of the novel by the writer K. Priest, which tells about two illusionists, between whom there is a strong deadly enmity. History places suchhuman feelings, like hatred and revenge, reveals the era of incredible scientific discoveries of Nikola Tesla.

The film stars several popular actors, notably Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson and Christian Bale.

The Dark Knight Saga

Together with his brother, Jonathan worked on the first two films of the trilogy. In Batman Begins, the creators introduced a new Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale. Subsequently, the saga will be considered almost the best adaptation of the story of this superhero.

When the Nolan brothers were just getting started, they tried to stick to the "old" traditions of making a film based on a comic book. In The Dark Knight, Christopher and Jonathan were not afraid to bring their own style to the picture, which is so loved and recognizable by modern audiences.


Jonathan Nolan TV series
Jonathan Nolan TV series

We continue to talk about the films of Jonathan Nolan, on which he worked as a screenwriter. "Interstellar" is another project created by the tandem of the Nolan brothers, which is a representative of the science fiction genre. It tells about a research team that went on a space journey through a wormhole.

The film was a great success with the audience and brought its creators many awards, including for the best written screenplay. In addition to the talented Nolan brothers, other industry geniuses were involved in Interstellar, among themincluding composer Hans Zimmer and actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon and Michael Caine.