A Look at Timothée Chalamet's Entire Film Career

A Look at Timothée Chalamet's Entire Film Career

To celebrate the Hollywood superstar's 24th birthday, we're reminiscing on each of his cinematic characters.

To celebrate the Hollywood superstar's 24th birthday, we're reminiscing on each of his cinematic characters.

Photography: Collier Schorr

Styling: Robbie Spencer

Text: Dylan Kelly

Hollywood superstar Timothée Chalamet turns 24 today, and we’re celebrating another year of the Academy Award-winning actor with a look back through his highly-acclaimed film repertoire. A born entertainer, Chalamet’s relentless dedication to his acting craft has been unrivaled for the entirety of his adolescence. In a conversation with Frank Ocean for VMAN in 2018, the young actor shared wise words on his acting passions: “You don’t want to be entertaining for the sake of being entertaining. The work should be the work. If it resonates, it’s going to resonate, and then people are naturally curious about how you got to that destination. It can’t be about how you’re getting to it.” From his feature debut in 2014 to his breakthrough films of Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird three years following, Chalamet’s mission to master his on-screen talents has certainly resonated with audiences across the world, and his hard work does not go unnoticed.

Below, explore each of Timothée Chalamet’s cinematic embodiments in celebration of the superstar’s birthday.

Men, Women, and Children (2014)

Chalamet made his feature film debut in 2014 with a minor role in Jason Reitman’s highly-acclaimed Men, Women, and Children, a film with a focal point in the digital age that showcases the effects of the internet on a group of high school students. Navigating changed relationships and understanding a new perception of self-identity, Chalamet’s character Danny Vance plays a crucial factor in the film’s coming-of-age storyline.

Interstellar (2014)

Making a name for himself, Chalamet landed himself a role on a roster alongside Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway for Interstellar, a film that follows a team of space travellers on a mission to save humanity’s existence. Playing the role of McConaughey’s character’s son Tom Cooper, the young actor’s supporting role provided for one of the movie’s most powerful scenes where McConaughey becomes emotional while watching tapes that Tom recorded before the space voyage.

One & Two (2015)

In 2015, Chalamet co-starred in Andrew Droz Palermo’s fantasy-thriller One & Two as Zac, a curious young brother who, along with his sister, discovers a supernatural escape from his dark family home when his mother falls ill.

The Adderall Diaries (2015)

Later that year, Chalamet played the teenage version of James Franco’s character Stephen Elliott in The Adderall Diaries, which tells the story of a troubled writer and his newfound storytelling passions.

Love the Coopers (2015)

Finishing out a year of major film success, Chalamet played the role of Charlie Cooper, the melancholy grandson on Diane Keaton and John Goodman’s characters in the holiday comedy Love the Coopers. A hectic Christmas story, the film captures the unfolding narratives of four generations of the Cooper family, all the while Chalamet reluctantly joins in the holiday festivities.

Miss Stevens (2016)

In 2016, Chalamet co-starred opposite Lily Rabe in Julia Hart’s Miss Stevens, a comedy centered around a teacher-chaperoned trip to a state drama competition. Playing the troublemaker Billy, Chalamet certainly added his own sense of humor to the film.

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

With an impressive film repertoire already under his belt, Chalamet truly put himself on the cinematic map with the debut of Call Me By Your Name in 2017. The film still captivates international audiences as Chalamet’s character Elio becomes deeply enamored with the graduate student Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, who stays at his house for the summer. Adventuring through the warmer months and forming an unbreakable bond, Oliver and Elio redefined the modern love story. To top it off, Call Me By Your Name garnered Chalamet the highly prestigious Oscar for Best Actor that year.

Hot Summer Nights (2017)

Keeping the momentum, Chalamet starred in Elijah Bynum’s coming of age movie Hot Summer Nights in 2017. Over a tumultuous summer of drugs and temptation on Cape Cod, Chalamet’s character Daniel is tested with making the right decision.

Lady Bird (2017)

Following in suit with another Oscar-winning film, Chalamet played the loaded hipster love interest Kyle Scheible in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird. Starring across Saoirse Ronan, the two starlet actors reinvented the typical coming of age narrative with rich authenticity in a refreshingly relatable storyline.

Hostiles (2017)

Rounding out 2017 with a final and fourth film, Chalamet starred alongisde Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s western-inspired film Hostiles as a soldier named Philippe DeJardin. Set in 1892, the movie follows a legendary army captain as he escorts a Cheyenne chief and his family through uncharted territory.

Beautiful Boy (2018)

In 2018, Chalamet starred in Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, as Nic, a struggling teenager addicted to methamphetamine who fights a straining relationship with his father. The film sheds light on the intensity of survival, relapse, and recovery in the frame set of a family struggling with addiction over several years.

A Rainy Day in New York (2019)

This year, Chalamet starred in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy A Rainy Day in New York as Gatsby, a lover on vacation with his girlfriend, played by Elle Fanning. The two take New York for the weekend where they find themselves on several unexpected adventures.

The King (2019)

Earlier this year, Chalamet took on the role of Henry V of England, who courageously ascends the English Throne in Netflix’s The King. In the David Michod-directed drama, young Henry V matures into his position as encounters of deceit, war, and treachery are quickly thrown his way.

Little Women (2019)

For his third and final film of this year, Chalamet appeared as Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, a star-crossed loverboy in the film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women. Finding himself a love interest across Saoirse Ronan once again, Chalamet brings an entirely new meaning to the plot’s central romantic conflict.

 

Happy birthday, Timothée. love you!

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