Though he was born in 1970, director Christopher Nolan is clearly a child of the '80s.

News broke this morning that Nolan has cast 'Full Metal Jacket' star Matthew Modine in the upcoming Batman sequel, 'The Dark Knight Rises.' We don't have any details on Modine's character beyond his name, Nixon, but speculation about his casting as well as that of Tom Conti ('Reuben, Reuben') and Joey King ('Ramona and Beezus') is already rampant.

Beyond this morning's excitement, Moviefone noticed a cool detail about Modine's casting: It adds to a long line of Nolan resurrecting stars from the 1980s and putting them into his films.

Here's a look at some of Nolan's 80s resurrections:
Batman Begins Movie Poster
Batman Begins
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A young Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels to the Far East, where he's trained in the martial arts... Read More

The Prestige Movie Poster
The Prestige
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An illusion gone horribly wrong pits two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Rupert... Read More

Inception Movie Poster
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Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their... Read More

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