Director Christopher Nolan, the man behind Inception, a film that featured entire sub worlds, doesn’t own his own cellphone. Earth shattering news, right? Nolan, who has created films that have been aided by advanced technology, has no use for technology in his personal life.
Despite the fact that the Dark Knight director is in high demand by everyone in Hollywood, he “couldn’t be bothered” with day to day technology like email and cellphones.
According to an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Nolan explains just why he has no use for technology like everyone else.
“Well, I’ve never used email because I don’t find it would help me with anything I’m doing. I just couldn’t be bothered about it.”
Nolan continued, “As far as the cellphone goes… I’m never two feet from a cellphone. When I started in this business, not many people had cellphones, I didn’t have one. I actually really like not having one because it gives me time to think. You know, when you have a smartphone and you have 10 minutes to spare, you go on it and you start looking at stuff.”
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We have to admit, he does have a pretty strong point here. Perhaps this is why Nolan keeps on turning out forward-thinking films — he actually has the time to flesh out his ideas without checking a phone every 10 minutes.
So how does someone so in demand manage his schedule without a phone?
“I mean, we’ll be on a scout with 10 people and all of them have phones, so it’s very easy to get in touch with me when people need to. I’ve been very fortunate to be working continuously, so there’s always someone around me who can tap me on the shoulder and hand me a phone if they need to.”
Funny enough, at one point, Warner Bros. — the studio behind all of Nolan’s projects — once signed the director up for an email account without his knowledge. Years later and thousands of messages, Nolan heard wind of the account and made the studio shut it down.
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