42 Facts About Timothee Chalamet


Timothee Chalamet has received various accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Film Awards.

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Timothee Chalamet came into international attention with the lead role of a lovestruck teenager in Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age film Call Me by Your Name, earning him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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On stage, Timothee Chalamet starred in John Patrick Shanley's autobiographical play Prodigal Son in 2016, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award and garnered a nomination for a Drama League Award.

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Timothee Hal Chalamet was born on December 27,1995, in New York City, and grew up in the federally subsidized artists' building Manhattan Plaza in Hell's Kitchen.

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Timothee Chalamet has an older sister, Pauline Chalamet, who is an actress.

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Timothee Chalamet's mother, Nicole Flender, is a third-generation New Yorker, of half Russian Jewish and half Austrian Jewish descent.

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Timothee Chalamet is a real estate broker at The Corcoran Group, and a former Broadway dancer; Flender earned her bachelor's degree in French from Yale University, and has been a language and dance teacher.

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Timothee Chalamet's French father, Marc Chalamet, is an editor for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund and former New York correspondent for Le Parisien.

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Timothee Chalamet is bilingual in English and French, and holds dual United States and French citizenship, due to his French father.

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Timothee Chalamet stated that his time in France led to cross-cultural identity issues.

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Timothee Chalamet's acceptance into the school was a turning point in his appreciation for acting.

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Timothee Chalamet starred in school musicals as Emcee in Cabaret and Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity, graduating in 2013.

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Timothee Chalamet later transferred to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study to pursue his acting career more freely, having found it difficult to assimilate to Columbia directly after filming Interstellar.

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Timothee Chalamet followed this with a minor role in the television film Loving Leah.

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Also in 2014, Timothee Chalamet had a supporting role in Worst Friends, a comedy which had a limited theatrical release and received positive reviews.

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In 2016, Timothee Chalamet starred as Jim Quinn in the autobiographical play Prodigal Son at Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Timothee Chalamet's performance was praised and won him the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, in addition to a nomination for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.

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Timothee Chalamet co-starred opposite Lily Rabe in Julia Hart's Miss Stevens as the troubled student Billy Mitman.

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Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter described Timothee Chalamet's act as "compelling" and "startling", with his character's speech from Death of a Salesman as among the best he has ever seen.

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In preparation, Timothee Chalamet learned to speak Italian, as well as to play the piano and guitar.

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Timothee Chalamet won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and received nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award, all for Best Actor.

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Timothee Chalamet is the third-youngest person to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor as well as the youngest since 19-year-old Mickey Rooney in Babes in Arms in 1939.

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In 2018, Timothee Chalamet joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Later that year, Timothee Chalamet portrayed Nic Sheff, a teenager addicted to methamphetamine who shares a strained relationship with his father, the journalist David Sheff, in the drama Beautiful Boy.

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Owen Glieberman of Variety drew comparisons with Timothee Chalamet's performance in Call Me by Your Name, stating that "Nic, in his muffled millennial James Dean way, [as] skittery and self-involved" is a transformation from the "marvelous directness" he displayed in the role of Elio Perlman.

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Timothee Chalamet received nominations for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA award ceremonies.

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Timothee Chalamet said he was unable to answer questions about working with Allen due to his contractual obligations; the Huffington Post obtained a copy of Timothee Chalamet's contract which disputed this.

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Timothee Chalamet donated his salary to the charities Time's Up, LGBT Center of New York, and RAINN, and did not promote the film.

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Allen claimed in his 2020 memoir Apropos of Nothing that Timothee Chalamet told Allen's sister Letty Aronson that he only denounced him in an attempt to improve his chances of winning an Academy Award for Call Me by Your Name.

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Timothee Chalamet next portrayed Henry V of England, a young prince who unwittingly ascends the English Throne, in David Michod's Netflix period drama The King, based on several plays from Shakespeare's Henriad.

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In 2021, Timothee Chalamet portrayed a student revolutionary in Wes Anderson's ensemble comedy-drama The French Dispatch.

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Timothee Chalamet starred as the main character Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve's film adaptation of the science fiction novel Dune, which premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

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Timothee Chalamet reunited with Guadagnino in the road film Bones and All, in which he starred alongside Taylor Russell as cannibal drifters.

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Timothee Chalamet has committed to portray Bob Dylan in James Mangold's biopic Going Electric.

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Several media publications consider Timothee Chalamet to be among the most talented actors of his generation.

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Timothee Chalamet served as one of the co-chairs of the 2021 Met Gala alongside singer Billie Eilish, professional tennis player Naomi Osaka, and poet Amanda Gorman.

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At the 94th Academy Awards, Timothee Chalamet wore a sequined Louis Vuitton jacket from Nicolas Ghesquiere's womenswear collection without a shirt; W declared that he had "rewritten the gentleman's Oscar dress code for good", highlighting the boundary-pushing outfit that "blurred the lines of fashion's traditional gender divide".

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In 2022, Timothee Chalamet appeared on the cover of the October print edition of British Vogue, becoming the first solo male to do so in the magazine's history.

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Timothee Chalamet is an avid sports fan and dreamt of being a professional soccer player in his youth; he is a lifelong supporter of the New York Knicks and the French soccer team AS Saint-Etienne.

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Timothee Chalamet is a fan of hip-hop music, and considers rapper Kid Cudi to be his biggest career inspiration.

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Timothee Chalamet was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Call Me by Your Name.

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Timothee Chalamet was nominated for a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics' Choice Movie Award, all for Best Actor.

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