Chalamet at the 2017 Berlinale
Timothée Hal Chalamet|
December 27, 1995
New York City, U.S.
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
Timothée Hal Chalamet (/
In 2017, Chalamet gained wider recognition for his supporting roles in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film Lady Bird and Scott Cooper's western Hostiles, and for his lead role in Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama Call Me by Your Name. The latter earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the third-youngest nominee in the category. The following year, he portrayed a drug-addicted teenager in the drama Beautiful Boy.
Early life and education
Chalamet was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and former Broadway dancer, and Marc Chalamet, an editor for UNICEF. His mother is American and his father is French, originally from Nîmes. His father is from a Protestant background, and his mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent). Chalamet's older sister, Pauline, is an actress and lives in Paris. Chalamet's maternal uncle is filmmaker Rodman Flender, his maternal aunt is television producer and writer Amy Lippman, his maternal grandfather was screenwriter Harold Flender, and his maternal grandmother, Enid Flender (née Rodman), is a former Broadway dancer. His paternal grandmother, who had moved to France, was originally Canadian.
Growing up, Chalamet spent summers in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a tiny French village about two hours from Lyon and home to his paternal grandparents. Chalamet stated his time in France led to cross-cultural identity issues. "Once I was there, I became the French version of myself", he told La Presse, "I was completely imbued with the culture and I even dreamed in French." His childhood dream was to become a professional soccer player, "I was a coach at a soccer camp in France. I coached six to ten-year-olds when I was around thirteen."
He attended PS 87 William T. Sherman School for elementary school, and later the selective Delta program at MS 54 Booker T. Washington Middle School, of which he recalls as "a miserable three years" owing to the lack of a creative outlet within the school's academically rigorous environment. His acceptance into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts was a turning point in his appreciation for acting. He stated, "I had some excellent teachers and really fell in love with it. I saw that it could be and should be treated as a craft". Harry Shifman, his sophomore year drama teacher at LaGuardia, was so impressed by his audition that he insisted on Chalamet's acceptance into the school even though he had been rejected in the interview, saying "I gave him the highest score I've ever given a kid auditioning". He graduated in 2013 and starred in school musicals as Emcee in Cabaret and Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity. He is also a YoungArts alumnus. After high school, Chalamet attended Columbia University for one year, majoring in cultural anthropology. He later transferred to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study to pursue his acting career more freely.
2008–2016: Early roles
As a child, Chalamet appeared in several commercials and acted in two horror short films before making his television debut on an episode of the long-running police procedural series Law & Order (2009), playing a murder victim. He followed this with a minor role in the made-for-television film Loving Leah (2009). In 2011, he made his stage debut in the Off-Broadway play The Talls, a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1970s, in which he played a sexually curious 12 year-old Nicholas. The chief theatre critic of New York Daily News wrote "Chalamet hilariously captures a tween's awakening curiosities about sex." In 2012, he had recurring roles in the drama series Royal Pains and in the critically acclaimed spy-thriller series Homeland, in which he played Finn Walden, the rebellious son of the Vice President. Along with the rest of the cast, Chalamet was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In 2014, he made his feature film debut in a minor role in Jason Reitman's critically panned Men, Women & Children. Later that year, he played the role of Tom Cooper, the son of Matthew McConaughey's character, in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. The film received positive reviews, with critics raving about the cast's performances, and grossed over $675 million worldwide. Also in 2014, Chalamet played the younger version of the co-lead role in Worst Friends, a comedy which had a limited theatrical release and received positive reviews. In 2015, Chalamet co-starred in Andrew Droz Palermo's fantasy-thriller One & Two, playing the role of Zac, a son who along with his sister, begins to explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets when their mother falls ill. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it received mainly mixed reviews, before its limited theatrical release. His next role was playing the teenage version of James Franco's character, Stephen Elliott, in Pamela Romanowsky's The Adderall Diaries. In his final role of 2015, Chalamet played Charlie Cooper, the sullen grandson of Diane Keaton and John Goodman's characters in the Christmas comedy Love the Coopers, which received negative reviews.
In February 2016, he starred as Jim Quinn in the autobiographical play Prodigal Son at Manhattan Theatre Club. Handpicked by its playwright and director John Patrick Shanley and producer Scott Rudin, Chalamet portrayed a younger Shanley, a misfit Bronx kid in a prestigious New Hampshire prep school set in 1963. He received rave reviews for his performance and was nominated for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play. Chalamet also co-starred opposite Lily Rabe in Julia Hart's Miss Stevens as the troubled student Billy. Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "He is compelling even when he's just watching silently and reacting to the other characters. When he has to explode with rage or manic energy, he's startling. And in the drama competition, his reading of a climactic speech from Death of a Salesman suggests that this young actor has a bright future in many different media. (I don't know if I've ever seen a better performance of that speech.)" Stephen Holden of The New York Times compared him to James Dean.
After being attached to the project for three years, Chalamet starred in Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name, based on the novel of the same name, by André Aciman. The story revolves around a young man named Elio who, living in Italy during the 1980s, falls in love with Oliver (Armie Hammer), a university student who has come to stay with his family. In preparing for the role, Chalamet learned to speak Italian, play the guitar, and practiced playing the piano. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival; Chalamet's performance was acclaimed. Olly Richards of Empire wrote, "In a film in which every performance is terrific, Chalamet makes the rest look like they're acting. He alone would make the film worth watching". Jon Frosch of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "No performance this year felt as emotionally, physically and intellectually alive" and included Chalamet in the magazine's list of best performances of the year. The New York Times featured Chalamet in their list of the ten best actors of the year. For his work in Call Me by Your Name, Chalamet won a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor, and received nominations for a Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award and Academy Award, all for Best Actor. He is the third-youngest person in history to be nominated at the Oscars in the Best Actor category, and the youngest since 1939. In his second film of 2017, Chalamet played Daniel, a gawky teenager who gets swept up in the drug-dealing business over the course of a summer, in Elijah Bynum's directorial debut, Hot Summer Nights. It received a limited theatrical release in July 2018 and generated mixed reviews from critics, though Chalamet's performance was often highlighted. Later that year, he played Kyle Scheible, a rich hipster in a band and the love interest of Saoirse Ronan's character in Lady Bird, the critically acclaimed solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig. Critics praised the ensemble cast, with Ty Burr of The Boston Globe taking particular note of Chalamet's "hilarious" performance. December saw the release of Chalamet's final film of 2017, Scott Cooper's western Hostiles, in which he played soldier Philippe DeJardin, alongside Christian Bale.
In 2018, Chalamet was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Later that year, Chalamet portrayed Nic, a teenager addicted to methamphetamine who shares a strained relationship with his father, the journalist David Sheff (played by Steve Carell), in the drama Beautiful Boy. The film is directed by Felix Van Groeningen and is based on a pair of memoirs—the elder Sheff's the memoir of the same name and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. Owen Glieberman of Variety compared Chalamet's acting in Call Me by Your Name and Beautiful Boy, stating that "Nic, [whom he portrays] in his muffled millennial James Dean way, [as] skittery and self-involved" is a transformation from the "marvelous directness" he displayed in the former.
As of September 2018[update], Chalamet has four forthcoming projects. He will co-star with Selena Gomez in the Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York. Prior to the film's release, Chalamet revealed that due to an allegation of child sex abuse against Allen, he would be donating his salary to the charities Time's Up, LGBT Center of New York, and RAINN. Chalamet will play Henry V of England in David Michôd's period drama The King, which will be distributed by Netflix. He is in talks to portray Theodore "Laurie" Laurence in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women, and Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2008||Sweet Tooth||Samuel||Rory Kindersley, Jason Noto||Short film|
|2008||Clown||Clown Boy||Tate Steinsiek||Short film|
|2014||Men, Women & Children||Danny Vance||Jason Reitman|
|2014||Spinners||Jace||Erik L. Barnes||Short film|
|2014||Interstellar||Young Tom Cooper||Christopher Nolan|
|2014||Worst Friends||Young Sam||Ralph Arend|
|2015||One and Two||Zac||Andrew Droz Palermo|
|2015||The Adderall Diaries||Teenage Stephen Elliott||Pamela Romanowsky|
|2015||Love the Coopers||Charlie Cooper||Jessie Nelson|
|2016||Miss Stevens||Billy Mitman||Julia Hart|
|2017||Call Me by Your Name||Elio Perlman||Luca Guadagnino|
|2017||Hot Summer Nights||Daniel Middleton||Elijah Bynum|
|2017||Lady Bird||Kyle Scheible||Greta Gerwig|
|2017||Hostiles||Philippe DeJardin||Scott Cooper|
|2018||Beautiful Boy||Nic Sheff||Felix Van Groeningen|
|2019||The King||King Henry V||David Michôd||Post-production|
|TBA||A Rainy Day in New York||Woody Allen||Completed|
|2009||Law & Order||Eric Foley||Episode: "Pledge"|
|2009||Loving Leah||Young Jake Lever||Television film|
|2012||Royal Pains||Luke||4 episodes|
|2012||Homeland||Finn Walden||8 episodes|
|2013||Trooper||Lee Flaxton||Television pilot|
|2011||The Talls||Nicholas Clarke||McGinn/Cazale Theatre|
|2016||Prodigal Son||Jim Quinn||Manhattan Theatre Club|
Awards and nominations
Chalamet was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Call Me by Your Name. He was also nominated for a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics' Choice Award, all for Best Actor. For his work in Lady Bird, Chalamet received nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble and the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with the cast.
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