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Where Was Christopher Nolan’s Movie ‘Oppenheimer’ Filmed?

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Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Oppenheimer, tells us the story of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and The Manhattan Project. It was the mission that caused the creation of the first atomic bomb and nuclear weapons in the 1940s at the time of World War II.

Where was Oppenheimer filmed? Where did Filming for the movie take place?

Fans might be interested to know that most of the film’s locations are precise to the real events and places in Robert Oppenheimer’s life. The Filming was done in and around Los Alamos, New Mexico, on a custom set, and also in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Oppenheimer’s family home in Los Alamos was also a part of this movie.

He used to be a professor at UC Berkeley in California from 1929 to 1943. So, the production team of this movie visually sent the campus back to the 1940s because of the scenes filmed at the school. Filming on campus was done in May 2022, with the actual building at UC Berkeley, where he taught his classes. Few of the scenes were filmed at UC Los Angeles’ campus surrounding the greater Los Angeles area.

After World War II, Oppenheimer became director of a Princeton, New Jersey school. Similarly, the movie also filmed scenes on the Princeton University campus and around New Jersey. These are all the locations we know till now. However, the creative team of this film worked hard to secure accurate locations for the film.


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