Timothée Chalamet (full name Timothée Hal Chalamet)
December 27, 1995 in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, USA
New York, USA
The American actor Timothée Chalamet was catapulted into the public consciousness with his stellar role in Call Me by Your Name in 2017, a broody coming of age movie – with a very famous peach-scene. Chalamet’s critically acclaimed role resulted in a string of nominations, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor making him the third-youngest actor ever to be tapped in the category, and the youngest in 80 years.
He is hailed as the most exciting face to emerge in a long time and a new generation actor of the same crop as Leo DiCaprio, with “Chalamania” ensuing across the globe. Tyler, The Creator even rapped about him in his song “Okra.”
Chalamet was born in 1995 to an American mother (and former Broadway dancer), and French father, which explains his French-sounding name. Before he hit the big screen he studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, cutting his teeth early in plays and commercials, moving onto TV and the award-winning television drama series Homeland in 2012.
You may also recognize him from Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction film Interstellar in 2014.
Following his 2017 breakthrough he also featured in the well-received comedy-drama Lady Bird by Greta Gerwig the same year, before starring in the Felix van Groeningen-directed Beautiful Boy alongside Steve Carell in 2018, playing a young meth-addict. The role earned him numerous nominations for Best Supporting Actor: a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an SAG Award, and a Critics’ Choice Award.
In 2018 he was interviewed by Frank Ocean (as a long-time fan of the musical genius) for V Magazine man.
2019 has been a busy year for Chalamet with no signs of slowing down. He is starring in the Shakespearian Netflix movie The King – alongside Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp and Robert Pattinson – and features in the new adaptation of the film classic Little Women (alongside Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan), which is set to be released in theaters in December. Movies in the pipeline for 2020 include the epic science-fiction film Dune and the Wes Anderson-directed The French Dispatch.
Chalamet’s on-screen brilliance is met by his floppy-haired good looks and gender-fluid, viral fashion choices emerging as a style icon. He wore a harness-like sparkly bib by Virgil Abloh to the Golden Globes, a statement Alexander McQueen floral suit to the London premiere of Beautiful Boy, and turned the red carpet upside down at the Venice Film Festival in a waist-cinching, contemporary number signed Haider Ackerman. Take note. This guy is paving way for a new masculinity, and subsequently new breed of male Hollywood actors.