“You’d have a hard time picking him out”: Even the Formidable Morgan Freeman Was Impressed By Christopher Nolan’s “Quiet Authority” After Working on 3 Films Together

Morgan Freeman was impressed by Christopher Nolan’s impeccable work and attitude on set

Even the Formidable Morgan Freeman Was Impressed By Christopher Nolan’s “Quiet Authority” After Working on 3 Films Together


  • Morgan Freeman and Christopher Nolan have collaborated thrice for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Morgan Freeman was very impressed by Christopher Nolan’s work
  • He commented on Christopher Nolan’s calm demeanour on set
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Christopher Nolan is one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the film industry who has delivered numerous incredible films throughout his career. His contribution to Hollywood has not gone unnoticed as the director has earned numerous accolades for his work.


Moreover, the filmmaker was also appreciated by the legendary actor Morgan Freeman for his impressive work ethic. Freeman and Nolan have collaborated thrice for Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, which includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

Morgan Freeman was highly impressed by Christopher Nolan’s persona on set 

Christopher Nolan is a renowned filmmaker known for his keen eye for detailing leading to some of his best works. Throughout his filmmaking career, Nolan has worked with many legendary actors including Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman. Nolan and Freeman have collaborated on the blockbuster Batman films.

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

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While filming the trilogy, Freeman developed a fascination for Nolan’s work ethic and praised him during an interview with The Guardian. Freeman said that Nolan is very calm on set, unlike other filmmakers who show their dominance while working. However, despite being silent his work speaks to him. Freeman said,

“If you walked on the set and I said go talk to the director, you’d have a hard time picking him out. And even then, you might look straight past him. He’s quiet, but it’s a quiet authority, and he enjoys doing it.”

Nolan’s calm and composed attitude was compared with Napoleon by Freeman. Talking about Nolan’s skepticism before opting for the third film of the Batman series, and then finally committing to the project and delivering a blockbuster made Freeman relate him with Napoleon, who was known for his skills of leading an army impeccably. 


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Christopher Nolan the impeccable filmmaker

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

It’s indeed hard to find someone on this planet who has not watched Christopher Nolan’s film. The filmmaker is best known for delivering complex narratives that have the potential to engage the audience throughout. When Freeman drew a comparison between Nolan’s leadership quality and Napoleon’s skills in leading an army, he was certainly right.

It’s indeed the result of Nolan’s work that has resulted in numerous blockbusters including the recent film Oppenheimer. Nolan’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed, as he has been a recipient of many accolades, including five BAFTA Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. He has also been nominated for five Academy Awards. 


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