Inception’ Director Christopher Nolan ‘Most Powerful’ Brit in Film

 Today, The Guardian released its “Film Power 100″ list of industry insiders who “shape the exper­ience of film viewing in the UK.” American filmmakers James Cameron and Steven Spielberg are No. 1 and No. 2, which I don’t think most sane people would argue with. Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio comes in third. Hollywood “It” boy Christopher Nolan, who directed Leonardo in Inception, is the highest-ranked Brit, coming in at No. 6.

British actors who made the cut include Sacha Baron Cohen (No. 26), Kate Winslet (No. 29), Keira Knightley (No. 38), Colin Firth (No. 52), Tilda Swinton (No. 66), and Kristin Scott Thomas (No. 74). Nope, Robert Pattinson did not make the list, nor did any of the young Harry Potter actors.

Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan is co-producing a Superman reboot, and David Bowie‘s son Duncan Jones is one of his top candidates to direct the film. Maybe Duncan could convince his father to make an appearance as an “Accent of Evil” baddie? (Deadline)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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