With Christopher Nolan‘s recent release of the sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar, newfound scrutiny is being brought upon the acclaimed filmmaker’s potential involvement in eleven unsolved homicides. Despite a lack of any direct, compelling evidence linking Nolan to a single one of these crimes, let’s point out the obvious: there is strictly speaking no logical contradiction in saying he did ’em!
1. On December 4, 1998, Yale University senior Susanna Jovin was found stabbed to death on campus. Though there is technically no connection between Nolan and Jovin, Nolan was alive at the time (born in 1970), and he was in the United States working on the release of his directorial debut, Following. Coincidence? Probably. But not necessarily. Out of an abundance of caution, we’re keeping this Academy Award-nominee as a logically possible person of interest.
2. The Notorious B.I.G., a famous Brooklyn rapper killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting on 9 March 1997, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Even though a composite sketch of the perpetrator was made, the case is still unsolved. Could famed filmmaker Chris Nolan be the perp? We could find no contradiction in assuming this is the case.
3–10. The Jeff Davis 8: Eight women, all involved in prostitution and/or drugs, were found dead in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, between 2005 and 2009. Though Nolan claims to have been at home with his wife and children betweens the years of 2005 and 2009, how can we be sure? Those maintaining Nolan’s innocence are most definitely jumping the gun on this one. Definitely not strictly-speaking impossible!