Christopher Nolan receives honorary Caesar – The Hollywood Reporter

Oppenheimer Director Christopher Nolan will receive an honorary César, France's top film prize, at this year's Cesar Awards, the French Academy said on Friday.

The Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques and CANAL+ announced that the British director will receive the career honor at the 49th César ceremony on February 23. Nolan is celebrated at the presentation of France's highest film awards in Paris.

“Christopher Nolan is a master director capable of redefining the boundaries of cinematic excellence and taking us beyond the boundaries of space and time. He goes beyond the cinema to make it an unforgettable experience,” the French Academy said in a statement.

Nolan and the box office success of Oppenheimer — the director's biopic of the father of the atomic bomb — and the film's rise during awards season leading up to the Oscars have helped create a banner year in Hollywood as moviegoers flock to local multiplexes after the pandemic subsides. Cinemas return.

In the drama about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the so-called father of the atomic bomb, played by long-time Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt also plays his wife and a cast of other A-listers such as Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Matt Damon and Josh Hartnett completes the rest of the cast.

Oppenheimer has grossed $952 million along with the success of Greta Gerwig Barbiehas raised hope for the success of the global film industry after other challenges such as the double Hollywood strikes.

Besides that OppenheimerNolan's career included box office successes with films such as Memory, Insomnia, The Dark Knight trilogyThe Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk And principle.

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