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Who Is Timothee Chalamet of Call Me by Your Name?

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Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet Roots

Sometimes all it takes is that one big movie to get an actor's name out there and recognized by millions. Some actors reach this accolade as a child, while others may become well known in their later years. This was not the case for New York born and raised Timothee Chalamet who starred in the movie, Call Me By Your Name. He not only got name recognition at an early age, but received an Oscar nomination as well.

If you saw Timothee Chalamet in the movie, Call Me By Your Name, you may think he is Italian probably due to his dark good looks. However, Timothee Chalamet is actually an American who speaks French fluently because his father is French. Another language he speaks is Italian, which he learned to star in the movie Call Me By Your Name.

Timothee Chalamet as a rapper

Timothee Chalamet as a rapper

Notorieity Finds Timothee Chalamet

Before the small indie movie, Call Me By Your Name was released to mainstream movie theaters, Timothee Chalamet was making his rounds on youtube. For example, there is the video where he graduates from high school and performs a monologue. Then there's the infamous video of him actually rapping while wearing a backwards red cap, gray tee shirt and jeans. Since those early times, he has moved up in the world. For instance, recently, he has been interviewed on such shows as The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Show and many others.

Timothee Chalamet's Character

Even though Timothee Chalamet is by no means an introvert, he seems to be somewhat shy. In many interviews, he has his head held down and appears to be fidgeting trying to get his words out. I equate this to nerves since he is still getting used to being a celebrity.

That being said, when he talks, I sense a hint of maturity that goes beyond his 24 years. Along with his budding maturity, you will see a young man who at sometimes is sure of himself while at other times struggling with the sudden attention garnered by the movie Call Me By Your Name.

Timothee Chalamet with his new found celebrity seems to be humble and down to earth. For instance, during one of his earlier interviews, he jokingly apologized ahead of time that his interview will draw only 6 views. Interesting enough and to the contrary, the views later numbered in the high 100 thousands, and are still climbing. He also joked on one of the talk shows about being followed by only one paparazzi. However, this has changed quickly for Timothee Chalamet, where he is followed by paparazzi and met with hoards of adoring fans.

Timothee Chalamets has an eye for fashion

Timothee Chalamets has an eye for fashion

Timothee Chalamat's Sense of Fashion Style

During the movie Call Me By Your Name which was set in 1983, Timothee Chalamet's wardrobe did not change that much. He is shown mostly wearing shorts and a top. However, in real life, based on what he wears to interviews, etc., he appears to have a great sense of fashion style and is well-groomed as well. In fact, since his Call Me by Your Name acting debut, Timothee Chalamet has shown that he can be somewhat of a fashion icon.

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Timothee Chalamat - "A Rembrandt Painting"

Of course Timothee Chalamet is not a Rembrandt painting; however, a fan used this comparison to describe his striking good looks. I think what is appealing about Timothee Chalamet is he seems unaware of this and instead, likes to show his quirky side.

Timothee Chalamet as a Rembrandt painting?

Timothee Chalamet as a Rembrandt painting?

Timothee Chalamet Acting Abilities

In the movie, Call Me By Your Name, Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer play roles as a gay couple. In real life, both are heterosexual while Armie Hammer even has a wife and two kids. Timothee Chalamet has joked about having only one girlfriend where the relationship lasted for about a month before she "got tired of being around him" -- in his words. However, since Call Me By Your Name debut, he has been seen with female celebrities, such as Lily Depp and others.

The fact that Timothee Chalamet earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Call Me By Your Name in 2017 when he was only 22 years old says a lot about his acting ability. His Best Actor Oscar nominaton for Call Me By Your Name was well deserved as he realistically conveyed the sometimes conflicting emotions of 17 year old Elio relative to his feelings for Oliver, played by Armie Hammer.

Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name

Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name

Timothee Chalamet Family Values

Timothee Chalamet seems to be well grounded and headed for much success. Now that he is maturing, which is a process, I think he will hold on to his family values and will not be caught up in the sometimes dark side of all the glamour and fame that may come with being a celebrity. I came to this conclusion partly because when asked who he was taking to the Oscars, his answer was simply -- "My Mom."

Now that Tmothee Chalamet has a Best Acting Oscar nomination under his belt, his mother and father can rest assured that they brought up a son who may be in the spotlight now, but has not let the spotlight blind him to the importance of just being an overall nice, sometimes quirky guy.


courtlneygdtm (author) from United States on November 02, 2018:

Hello -- Just so you know -- Actually, Timothee Chalamet is 6'1" tall! -- courtlneygdtm

courtlneygdtm (author) from United States on August 20, 2018:

Hello-- As an update, you may see some sources quoting Timothee Chalamet height as 6'0" instead of 5'11". I'm leaning towards believing the former (6'0") height! --courtlneygdtm

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