In Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” the 22-year-old Timothée Hal Chalamet, born on December 27, 1995, plays Elio, a precocious kid who falls in love with an Italian student.
After re-entering the spotlight in Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” and then playing a pivotal role in “The King” on Netflix opposite Lily-Rose Depp and Robert Pattinson, he is currently one of the most talked-about people in Hollywood.
Timothee Chalamet: Infancy, Youth, And The First Years of Life
Timothée Hal Chalamet is the son of Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and former Broadway dancer, and Marc Chalamet, an editor for UNICEF. He was born on December 27, 1995, in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Pauline, his older sister, is a French actress and resident of the City of Light.
His paternal grandfather was French, and his maternal grandmother was Jewish. His maternal grandfather was the late screenwriter Harold Flender, an uncle is a filmmaker Rodman Flender, an aunt is the TV producer and writer Amy Lippman, and a great-uncle is the writer and producer Amy Lippman.
His early exposure to acting was sparked by his acceptance to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts when he was still in high school. To follow Claire Danes’s recommendation, he enrolled at Columbia University after high school graduation in 2013, although he eventually transferred to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Timothee Chalamet: Career
As a young youngster, Timothée Chalamet appeared in a variety of commercials and, in 2008, he starred in two horror short films, Sweet Tooth and Clown.
His first job on television was as murder victim Eric Foley in the 2009 episode “Pledge” of the long-running police procedural “Law & Order.” He then had a small part in the 2011 TV movie “Loving Leah.”
In the Off-Broadway play “The Talls,” a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1970s, he made his acting debut in 2011 as Nicholas, a sexually curious 12-year-old boy. The chief theatrical critic of the ‘New York Daily News’ praised his performance in the play.
He played Luke in the drama series Royal Pains and Finn Walden in the spy thriller series Homeland in 2012. His work on the latter earned him a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which he shared with the rest of the ensemble.
His first film role was in the critically and commercially unsuccessful drama film Men, Women, and Children, directed by Jason Reitman. In the same year, he played a young version of Sam in the indie comedy film Worst Friends, for which he earned acclaim.
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However, his breakout performance came as young Tom Cooper in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed science fiction film Interstellar, opposite Matthew McConaughey. The film’s stellar ensemble earned critical acclaim and helped propel it to box office success.
‘One & Two,’ a fantasy-thriller directed by Andrew Droz Palermo and released in 2015, featured him as a lead character, 16-year-old Zac, who, along with his sister Eva, develops paranormal abilities after their mother falls ill.
Later the same year, he portrayed a younger version of James Franco’s character Stephen Elliott in Pamela Romanowsky’s criminal thriller The Adderall Diaries, and he played Charlie Cooper in the holiday comedy Love the Coopers.
He co-starred with Lily Rabe in the 2016 indie drama “Miss Stevens,” as the troubled student Billy. Stephen Holden of ‘The New York Times’ compared him to James Dean and said he had never heard a stronger rendition of the last speech in ‘Death of a Salesman.
In the coming-of-age drama film “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), he played Elio Perlman, a 17-year-old Italian kid in the 1980s who falls in love with his father’s helper Oliver. He studied hard to become a multi-talented actor, was nominated for Best Actor at numerous award ceremonies (including the Golden Globes and the Oscars), and even spoke Italian and played the guitar and piano.
Later that year, as Daniel Middleton in Hot Summer Nights and Kyle Scheible in Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird, he was praised for his performances. In the same year, he co-starred with Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s Hostiles as the soldier Philippe DeJardin.
In 2018, he will play Nic Sheff, a young man who became addicted to methamphetamine and whose life is chronicled in the upcoming drama film Beautiful Boy, which is based on David Sheff’s novel of the same name.
He will also feature alongside Selena Gomez in “A Rainy Day in New York,” a film directed by Woody Allen, and play King Henry V of England in “The King,” a film directed by David Michôd.
Does Timothee Chalamet Date Anyone?
When Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell posted a sappy Instagram photo of themselves together, their fans began to worry that the two actors were secretly dating in their spare time. Is this simply a photo taken for fun by two co-stars? Perhaps there’s more to it than that?
Although neither has addressed the questions, we can’t deny that they make a sweet couple (even without the blood).
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