Nolan insisted that only Bowie could play the pivotal part of legendary real-life inventor Nicola Tesla in this fantasy thriller about two rival 19th-century magicians (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) who compete over an astounding magic trick made possible by the scientist’s invention.

Photos: TOUCHSTONE/WARNER BROS / THE KOBAL COLLECTION / DUHAMEL, FRANCOIS 

  • Directed By Christopher Nolan
  • 2006
  • USA/UK
  • 130 minutes