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Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name.

About Timothée Chalamet (1995 – ____)

Timothée Hal Chalamet was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Nicole Flender, an American real estate broker and former Broadway dancer, and Marc Chalamet, an editor for UNICEF, who is French. Timothée has an older sister, Pauline, who is an actor and lives in France. Chalamet's maternal uncle is the filmmaker Rodman Flender; his aunt is TV producer and writer Amy Lippman, and his maternal grandfather was the screenwriter Harold Flender.

Growing up, he split his time between Hell's Kitchen and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a tiny French village about two hours from Lyon, where his father's family are from. "I became the French version of myself, I was completely impregnated with culture and I even dreamed in French," he remembers. Chalamet's childhood dream was to play soccer. "I was a coach at a football camp in France. I coached six to ten-year-olds when I was around thirteen."

Chalamet performed in several commercials when he was young. His professional career began on the New York theater scene and grew from there into TV and film work. His acceptance into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts was a turning point. He has said: "Once I got to high school — I went to a performing arts school called LaGuardia — 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". He graduated in 2013, and starred in their productions as the Emcee in Cabaret and as Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity, among others. He is also a YoungArts alumnus.

At the advice of a fellow Ivy League dropout, Claire Danes, he enrolled at Columbia University after graduating high school, where he studied cultural anthropology. After a year of studies, he transferred to and currently attends NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study to pursue his acting career.

As a child, Chalamet appeared in several commercials and acted in two horror short films before making his television debut on an episode of Law & Order, playing a murder victim. He followed this with a minor role in the made-for-TV film Loving Leah. 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 the 12 year-old sexually curious 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.

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 had the role of Tom Cooper, the son of Matthew McConaughey's character, in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Also in 2014, he played the younger version of the co-lead role in Worst Friends, a well-regarded comedy which saw only limited theatrical release.

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 after their mother falls ill. 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 in that busy year, he played Charlie Cooper, the sullen grandson of Diane Keaton and John Goodman's characters in the Christmas comedy Love the Coopers, which found few admirers among the critics.

Chalamet co-starred opposite Lily Rabe in the independent film 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." Stephen Holden of The New York Times compared him to James Dean.

Chalamet then starred in Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name, based on the novel of the same name. 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's 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 Sundance Film Festival, where his performance was acclaimed. Olly Richards of Empire wrote that he "plays as a person still forming, not scared by his feelings but surprised" and added, "Chalamet makes the rest look like they’re acting. He alone would make the film worth watching". The New York Times featured Chalamet's performance in their listing of the ten best actors of the year. For his work in Call Me by Your Name, Chalamet was nominated for Best Actor Oscar, among numerous awards. He's the youngest person nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor since Mickey Rooney for Babes in Arms in 1939.

In his second film of 2017, Chalamet played Daniel — a seemingly quiet and timid teenager — in the film Hot Summer Nights. The film will be released this year (2018). He also played Kyle Scheible, a rich hipster in a band and Saoirse Ronan's character's love interest, in Lady Bird, the critically acclaimed directorial debut of Greta Gerwig. December saw the release of Chalamet's final 2017 film, Scott Cooper's Hostiles, in which he played soldier Philippe DeJardin, alongside Christian Bale.

As of January 2018, Chalamet has three upcoming projects. He will portray Nic Sheff, a boy addicted to methamphetamine, in Beautiful Boy (2018), based on the memoir of the same name by David Sheff, who will be portrayed by Steve Carell. He will also co-star with Selena Gomez in the Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York. Prior to its release, Chalamet revealed that he would donate his entire A Rainy Day in New York salary to the Time's Up initiative against sexual harassment and assault. Chalamet has also committed to play Henry V of England in David Michôd's film The King, which will debut on Netflix.

Chalamet lives in New York. He is fluent in French. He spent his childhood summers in France, visiting his father’s side of the family in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and Saint-Agrève. His French paternal grandfather was a pastor at Saint-Etienne, and his paternal grandmother lived in Saint-Agrève. He is a big fan of AS Saint-Étienne. He was previously in a relationship with Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna.

Timothée Chalamet's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2008Sweet ToothSamuel
2008ClownClown Boy
2014Men, Women & ChildrenDanny Vance
2014SpinnersJace
2014InterstellarYoung Tom Cooper
2014Worst FriendsYoung Sam
2015One and TwoZac
2015The Adderall DiariesTeenage Stephen Elliott
2015Love the CoopersCharlie Cooper
2016Miss StevensBilly Mitman
2017Call Me by Your NameElio Perlman
2017Hot Summer NightsDaniel Middleton
2017Lady BirdKyle Scheible
2017HostilesPhilippe DeJardin
2018Beautiful BoyNic Sheff
2018A Rainy Day in New YorkTBA

Timothée Chalamet's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2009Law & OrderEric Foley
2009Loving LeahYoung Jake Lever
2012Royal PainsLuke
2012HomelandFinn Walden
2013TrooperLee Flaxton

Academy Nominations/Awards won by Timothée Chalamet include...

Year Movie Award
2017 Call Me By Your Name Best Actor (Nominated)

Memorable Quotes by Timothée Chalamet

“ I've been getting to work with Steve Carell and just feel like the luckiest kid in the world. ”

“ Somebody said to me, "You should keep a journal of this period in your life and really write down this stuff." But that makes me a little uneasy. ”

“ When I try to appreciate something, it feels like my hands are around the moment, trying to squeeze it. It's when you really release yourself of the responsibility to be enjoying things that you actually do. ”

“ I don't like to know exactly what I'm going to do in a scene, because the most interesting moments as an audience member are moments of truthful spontaneity. ”

“ There is an audition floating around somewhere that I did for Bates Motel. ”

“ Ninety-eight per cent of all human communication is non-verbal. ”

Things You May Not Know About Timothée Chalamet

His uncle (mother's brother) is director Rodman Flender. His maternal grandfather was writer and screenwriter Harold Flender.

He was one of the final candidates for the role of Spider-Man in 2017, but Tom Holland was cast instead.

His name is properly pronounced Timo-TAY but he also accepts Timothy, Tim, and Timmy.

Plays the piano and guitar, the former of which he played for the role of Elio in Call Me by Your Name.

His maternal grandfather Harold Flender wrote for Sid Caesar in the 1950s, along with Woody Allen. When Allen later cast Timothée in his film A Rainy Day in New York, he was initially unaware of the family relation.

He and Ansel Elgort attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at the same time. He maintains when he auditioned for school plays he didn't get the roles because Ansel did, so he was relegated to the talent shows.

Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name (2017)... with Esther Garrel in second picture... with Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Armie Hammer in third picture... with Hammer in fourth picture.
In Homeland (2011)... with Morgan Saylor in top picture...
bottom picture with Saylor and Jackson Pace.
With Matthew McConaughey and Mackenzie Foy in Interstellar (2014).
With John Goodman, June Squibb, and Olivia Wilde in Love the Coopers (2015).
In Miss Stevens (2016)... with Lily Rabe in top picture...
with Lili Reinhart and Anthony Quintal in pictures two through four.
Timothée Chalamet in Royal Pains (2009)... middle
picture with Mark Feuerstein... bottom picture with Reshma Shetty.