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Jonathan Nolan Biography
Jonathan Nolan is a british-american screenwriter, Television producer, director and author. He is the creator of the CBS science fiction “Person Of Interest”. He is also the co-creator of the HBO science fiction western series “Westworld”. He has collaborated on several films with his brother “Christopher Nolan” who adapted Jonathan’s short story “Memento Mori” into the neo-noir thriller film “Memento”
Jonathan Nolan Age
Jonathan was born on 6 June, 1976. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Jonathan Nolan Height
Jonathan is 6 feet and 2 inches tall.
Jonathan Nolan Brother
He has two elder brothers, Christopher Nolan and Matthew Francis Nolan.
Jonathan Nolan Early Life
Nolan was born the youngest of three boys to Christina Nolan his mother and Brendan James Nolan his father. Him and his brothers Christopher Nolan and Matthew Francis Nolan were raised in both London and Chicago. He attended Loyola Academy and graduated from there in 1994. After this, he majored in English from the Georgetown University.
Jonathan Nolan Career
In 2000, Jonathan Nolan’s short story titled “Memento Mori” was used by his brother, Christopher, as the basis for the movie ‘Memento.’ The film became a major critical and commercial success. Five years later, Nolan along with his brother wrote the screenplay for the mystery thriller film ‘The Prestige’ which was released in 2006. After this, the brothers again collaborated and wrote the screenplay for the 2008 movie ‘The Dark Knight’. The movie went on to become the most commercially successful one among the Batman films till then. Its sequel titled ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was released in 2012.
In 2011, the British-American artist served as a writer and executive producer for the series ‘Person of Interest’. The program ran for five series and starred Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel. Then in 2014, Nolan wrote the screenplay for the sci-fi flick ‘Interstellar’. That year, it was also reported that he was writing and producing a program based on the late writer cum professor Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation Trilogy’ for HBO.
Two years later, in 2016, he, along with his wife Lisa Joy wrote a pilot for the science fiction television series ‘Westworld’. The series is based on the 1973 film of the same name and takes place in a fictional Wild-West-themed amusement park. Nolan and Joy, along with J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk, serve as the executive producers of the show. So far, it has received mostly positive reviews from the critics.
Jonathan Nolan Net worth
Jonathan has an estimated net worth of 30 million dollars as of 2019.
Jonathan Nolan Wife
Jonathan married fellow “Westworld” creator Lisa Joy back in 2009 and have been happily married ever since. They have been blessed with a son and daughter.
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy
The two are the co-creators of the HBO science fiction series “Westworld”. It was recently announced that the two have signed with amazon for an overall deal to create original series for Amazon Prime Video. The deal builds on an existing project the pair is developing for the studio called “The Peripheral”.
The deal essentially means Amazon will get the first crack at anything Nolan and Joy create while under contract. Given the duo’s television track record, it seems Amazon is looking to snap up the next Westworld or Person of Interest before someone else gets it.
The two have also been married since 2009 till present and have 2 children, a son and a daughter.Jonathan and Lisa
Jonathan Nolan Westworld
Jonatha is s the co-creator, executive producer and writer for the TV series, Westworld. He has written 6 episodes in the first season of the series, He has also written 3 episodes in season two of the series. He also directed two episodes on season one of the series Westworld.
Jonathan Nolan Person of Interest
Nolan is the creator, executive producer and writer on Person of Interest. He has written 4 episodes on season 1, 3 episodes on season 2, 1 episode on season 3 and 1 episode on season 5 of the series. He also directed 1 episode on season 2 of the series. Person of Interest
Jonathan Nolan Memento Mori
“Memento Mori” is a short story written by Jonathan Nolan and published in the March 2001 edition of Esquire magazine. It was the basis for the film Memento directed by his brother Christopher Nolan.
Nolan got the idea for the story from his general psychology class at Georgetown University. Nolan pitched the idea to his brother Christopher during a cross-country road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. His brother responded to the idea, and encouraged him to write a first draft. After Jonathan returned to Washington, D.C., to finish college, he sent his brother a draft two months later, and Christopher set to work on a screenplay, while Jonathan began finishing the short story.
Christopher eventually made the feature film Memento, starring Guy Pearce, which was inspired from Jonathan’s story, although radically different. For example, in the short story, Earl is confined to a mental institution and the main character in the movie is not. Also, in the movie, the protagonist’s attempt to seek revenge on his wife’s killer is manipulated by other characters. In the short story, other characters, such as doctors, are only briefly mentioned. Jonathan’s short story was eventually published in Esquire magazine, although it can also be found in James Mottram’s making-of book about the film, The Making of Memento, and as a hidden special feature on the film’s special edition DVD.
Jonathan Nolan Books
- interstellar: The Complete Screenplay With Selected Storyboards
Jonathan Nolan Movies and TV Shows
- Batman Begins
- The Prestige
- The Dark Knight
- Terminator Salvation
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Person of Interest