“He’s going to be a movie star forever”: Christopher Nolan Only Considers 1 Actor to Be a True Superstar and That’s Not Cillian Murphy or Christian Bale

Christopher Nolan thinks that Leonardo DiCaprio has a timeless aura as an actor, something be believes only Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson had.

“He’s going to be a movie star forever”: Christopher Nolan Only Considers 1 Actor to Be a True Superstar and That’s Not Cillian Murphy or Christian Bale

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  • Christopher Nolan has a lot of sway in the world of Hollywood and saw one particular young actor as a true talent, for whom he predicted a very promising career.
  • While many would assume it be an actor who he has worked with multiple times, like Christian Bale and Cillian Murphy, that is not the case. 
  • This is why it is extremely surprising to find out that the actor that Nolan thinks to be exceptionally talented, is someone he has worked with only once. The actor in question is none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Christopher Nolan has a lot of sway in the world of Hollywood. Being responsible for some of the most culturally significant masterpieces of recent times, he has made a name for himself as one of the most hardcore directors of all time, having very specific techniques to make his art. These require people who can keep up with his higher level filmmaking, which usually results in some of the biggest names in the industry starring in his projects.

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Christopher Nolan on the set of Inception
Christopher Nolan on the set of Inception

With these, and the fact that he is one of the most respected filmmakers right now, has led to his word holding a lot of power. This is why, fans would be more than interest to find out which actor he thinks is a true talent and has a very promising career. While many would assume it be an actor who he has worked with multiple times, like Christian Bale and Cillian Murphy, however, this is not the case.

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Christopher Nolan Has Worked With Some Of The Biggest Actors Of All Time

Christopher Nolan‘s films are well-known for receive some or the other kind of nomination, be it in the categories of Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay, or Best Actor and Actress. A fact that is well-known is that his films feature a cast that is equal to genius. The filmmaker has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood through this. In his Dark Knight trilogy, he got the opportunity to work with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Morgan Freeman.

Christian Bale and Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008)

In his 2014 film, Interstellar, he worked with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Matt Damon. He is also known for having the same actor star in more than one of his films, with Cillian Murphy being an excellent example, as well as Damon, Hathaway, and Michael Caine.

This is why it is extremely surprising to find out that the actor that Nolan thinks to be exceptionally talented, is someone he has only worked with only once. The actor in question is none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Why Christopher Nolan Consider Leonardo DiCaprio To Be A True Superstar?

During the press tour of his 2010 film, Interstellar, Christopher Nolan spoke very fondly of Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the protagonist of this film and did an exceptional job at it. Talking to Rolling Stone, he mentioned that he believes that the actor has a very distinct trait that very few possess in the film industry. He thinks that DiCaprio’s presence as an actor is timeless, comparing him to legends like Al Pacino, and Jack Nicholson.

Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio in a Behind The Scenes still from Inception
Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio in a Behind The Scenes still from Inception

“He has that timeless quality about him, like a Jack Nicholson or an Al Pacino,” said Christopher Nolan, “He’s going to be a movie star forever.”

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Nolan’s prediction from more than ten years ago seems to be standing true to this very date, considering the fact that the actor recently starred in Martin Scoresese’s The Killers of the Flower Moon. This film received immense critical acclaim from all sides of Hollywood. So much so, that it was nominated for multiple Oscars.

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