Director Christopher Nolan petitioned Bowie to play the role of Nikola Tesla in his starry tale of two rival magicians.
Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Rebecca Hall, Michael Caine, David Bowie
UK-USA 2006. 130min
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman play rival master magicians on the late-19th-century stage, each competing to outdo the other both professionally and in their private lives. Director Christopher Nolan petitioned Bowie to play the role of Nikola Tesla as he couldn’t imagine anyone else as the physicist, engineer and innovator. An enigma, playing an enigma.