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Christopher Nolan’s Guilty Pleasure Movies: ‘Tokyo Drift’, ‘Talladega Nights’

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Key Takeaways:
– Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan revealed some of his guilty pleasure movies, including ‘Tokyo Drift’ and ‘Talladega Nights.’
– Nolan’s admiration for the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise showcases his liking for explosive popcorn flicks.
– Actor Cillian Murphy praises Nolan’s unique casting skills, which contribute significantly to his successful films.
– Despite Nolan’s reputation for making cerebral films, his light-hearted guilty pleasures offer an intriguing contrast.

Renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan, lauded for the likes of The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk, has interestingly listed ‘Tokyo Drift’ and ‘Talladega Nights’ among his favorite guilty pleasure films. In conversation with FarOut Magazine, Nolan unabashedly admitted enjoying these films alongside his bourgeoning fondness for the Fast & Furious series.

Nolan’s Guilty Pleasure Flicks

Nolan described Will Ferrell’s 2006 comedy, ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,’ as one of his ‘remote drop’ movies, meaning he cannot resist watching it if it pops up on his television. Similarly, the SNL spinoff ‘MacGruber’ managed to leave such an impression on Nolan that actor Anne Hathaway recalled days on set filled with laughter, thanks to Nolan’s amusing quotes from the film.

Director’s Love for the Fast & Furious Series

Besides these light-hearted films, Nolan professed his admiration for the Fast & Furious series, especially its third installment, ‘Tokyo Drift.’ On the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast, Nolan appreciated the franchise’s evolution under Justin Lin’s leadership. Despite the increasing audaciousness of the series, Nolan emphasized how the films managed to continue entertaining audiences worldwide.

“I have no guilt about being a fan of the Fast & Furious franchise,” Nolan stated straightforwardly. “It’s a fantastic action franchise. I watch those movies all the time. I love them.”

A Peek Into Nolan’s Casual Movie Choices

It’s intriguing to comb through Nolan’s guilty pleasures in cinema, considering his grounded reputation for crafting cerebral, complex features that rule the box office and awards season. Nolan’s fondness for such lighter, casual entertainment offers refreshing insight into his movie preferences during downtime, contrasting his “auteur” image.

The Nolan-Murphy Partnership

On another note, actor Cillian Murphy, who brilliantly portrayed J. Robert Oppenheimer in Nolan’s recent output ‘Oppenheimer,’ lauds the director’s casting abilities. Murphy mentions that Nolan’s talent for casting in an unconventional, yet successful manner often goes underappreciated and should be recognized.

“Chris’s skill at casting is unrivaled,” Murphy told Josh Horowitz. “His knack for unconventional casting always results in the best outcomes.”

Murphy, who saw stardom through his association with Nolan, remains a staunch collaborator of the filmmaker.

Through his extensive repertoire, Christopher Nolan has etched an indelible mark of creative genius in Hollywood. Yet, his love for guilty pleasures like ‘Tokyo Drift’ and ‘Talladega Nights’ reveals a relatable, softer side of the visionary artist – a tribute to the universality of cinema that transcends genres and reputations.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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