Christopher Nolan's low-budget indie roots include "Following," which had a budget of only $6,000, and 2000's "Memento," which came from a screenplay based on a short story by his brother Jonathan. But that was before he began working on some of the biggest budgeted and most successful blockbusters in the world. 

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After the psychological thriller "Insomnia," in 2002, he jumped to the big league with "Batman Begins" and hasn't stopped since. Check out this new trailer for "Interstellar," which stars Matthew McConaughey as a man who discovers that to save the world, he must leave it.