Chris Craziness: March Madness Round of 64 — Christopher Nolan vs. Chris Webber


The next matchup in the Chris Craziness Round of 64 is a battle of the arts versus sports. Who will win — the director or the former NBA player?

Welcome to Day 2 of Chris Craziness, the Culturess take on March Madness. We took a bunch of famous people named some variation of Chris (we weren’t picky), set up our own version of a bracket, and now are asking you to vote on the superior Chrises. You don’t even have to provide any justification or show your work. Yesterday, we saw these winners: Chris Evans, Chris Colfer, Chris Martin, and Christina Aguilera. Today, we bring you four fresh matches.

Round 2

(L-R) Director Christopher Nolan and Producer Emma Thomas attend the New York Premiere of “Interstellar” held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theatre in New York, NY, on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

Christopher Nolan — Director

If you don’t recognize Christopher Nolan’s name for his work on movies like Interstellar, you probably know him instead for his directing the Dark Knight Trilogy. (Sadly, it seems that Warner Bros. has swept things like The Dark Knight under the rug for Ben Affleck’s take on Batman and then put Jared Leto in the role of the Joker. But we digress.) Nolan also famously works on the writing side of his movies as well, and that includes The Dark Knight, per IMDb. If you’d like to go even deeper (excuse the pun), he also wrote and directed Inception. For an even deeper cut, though, check out The Prestige, which has Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as well as David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It even makes sense in the movie, we promise.


Feb 4, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Retired professional basketball player Chris Webber smiles before the game between the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons win 111-105. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Webber — Former NBA Player

Chris Webber actually was the first overall draft pick for the Orlando Magic per Basketball Reference, but he’s far better known for his time on the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.  In fact, he went back to the team at the end of his career and retired in 2008. As the Warriors noted at the time, he had five All-Star appearances and five All-NBA team selections. Currently, he has his eyes on entry into the Basketball Hall of Fame, as he’s one of this year’s finalists alongside players like Tracy McGrady. Will he make it through the Chris Craziness gauntlet, too? Time will tell.

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