Everything’s coming up Timothée Chalamet. Ever since the actor’s breakout performance in 2017’s Call Me By Your Name (for which the then-22-year-old earned an Oscar nomination) Chalamet has taken over Hollywood—and the dreams of adoring fans all over the world.
Both Chalamet and Ansel Elgort attended New York City’s LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Other famous alums include Jennifer Aniston, Awkwafina, and Nicki Minaj; Elgort graduated in 2012, Chalamet in 2013.
Back when Chalamet was a high school student, he created a music video as “Lil’ Timmy Tim” for his statistics teacher. Four years after he graduated, when he shot to stardom thanks to Call Me By Your Name in 2017.
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET AUDITIONED FOR SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. At the Los Angeles Critics Association Awards in 2018, when he was receiving the Best Actor Award for Call Me By Your Name, Chalamet shared a story about auditioning for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Chalamet starred opposite Steve Carell in the 2018 drama Beautiful Boy. According to a 2020 profile in GQ, Chalamet learned how to drive on the set because he had to film scenes where his character drives.
Chalamet spent a year at Columbia University, studying cultural anthropology, just as his career started taking off. He ended up dropping out after his first year in 2014, just before the release of Interstellar.
Chalamet’s father is French and he himself is fluent in the language. He’s even done full interviews in French. And speaking with Matthew McConaughey for Interview Magazine, Chalamet said that he was fairly confident in his Italian skills after having filmed Call Me By Your Name there for three months.
As the Time’s Up movement took hold in 2018, Chalamet publicly announced that he would donate the salary he earned from working on the Woody Allen film A Rainy Day In New York to Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York.