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Oct122018

Posterized: Timothée Chalamet

by Nathaniel R

fan poster by sexysapiens'Surely young Timothée doesn't deserve a retrospective "Posterized" episode ?' you say.

'Ah but the young people are much quicker subjects,' say I who likes the prospect of only having to collect a handful of posters this week.

The 22 year-old star Timothée Chalamet was raised in New York with summers in France (his dad is French hence the accented name and his bilingual-ness). As a professional teen actor his first screen gigs were  recurring roles on Season 4 of "Royal Pains" and Season 2 of HBO's then enormously popular "Homeland" series, both in 2012. He hopped over to the movies very shortly thereafter. Though his feature film debut (Men Women and Children) flopped hard it wasn't long before he became the third youngest guy ever nominated for the Best Actor Oscar just last awards season. His new film Beautiful Boy about a father and son's torturous battle with the son's drug addicition hit theaters today in very limited release with expansions to follow soon given the starpower.

Chalamet turns 23 in December. Will The Academy give him a belated birthday gift in February for Beautiful Boy? The one they should have given him earlier this year? We don't (currently) think so but you never know.

His filmography in poster form is after the jump. How many have you seen?


Prologue: Busy Teen Actor (2012-2016)
Royal Pains (s2), Homeland (s2), Men Women and Children
Interstellar, Worst Friends, One and Two,
The Adderral Diaries, Love the Coopers, and Miss Stevens 

Act 1 - A Star is Born (2017-present)
Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, Hostiles
Hot Summer Nights, Beautiful Boy

He's already finished filming two more movies: Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York (which has no scheduled release - sigh), and The King from director David Michôd (of Animal Kingdom fame) which is a Shakespearean riff on the three Henry plays. Chalamet plays Henry V with Ben Mendelsohn starring as his daddy Henry IV.

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5 movies plus Homeland.

I don't think he deserved and Oscar for Elio, but I also don't think Gaga deserves one so I'm clearly out of synch with Film Twitter.

October 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I saw Men, Women, & Children... and I liked it. ::gasp::

(I thought it did a great job at describing parents' befuddlement with their children.)

I don't remember Chalamet in it though.

October 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

I've only seen 3 films he's in so far in Interstellar, Call Me By Your Name, and Lady Bird.

October 12, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Homeland is on Showtime, not HBO.

October 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCash

peggy sue -- yeah the gaga deserves an oscar for acting in a star is born is very strange to me too
AND I LOVED THE MOVIE. She's good in it but the award is supposed to be "best" and there are like 10-12 actresses running circles around her this year.

October 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

To me , his performance in cmbyn has joined the list of greatest oscar losers of all time.
This year I hope he get nominated in the right category where he belongs.

October 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmirfarhang

I've seen 8. Miss Stevens being his best work.

He's good in cmbyn but geez that performance is overpraisied. Even though I think he's talented, I'm not sold yet that he's the actor of his generation that he's been hyped as.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMya

Is "Love the Coopers" worth checking out this Holiday Season?

Seen only 2: "Ladybird" and "CMBYN".

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

He was so great in a moody role on Homeland, even in a universally hated plot line. So happy with the way his career has gone since then. Can’t wait to see what he does in his next few projects.

And I LOVE the Beautiful Boy poster. So beautiful.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Must admit, all those actors who rushed to throw Woody Allen under the bus in the past year have kinda left an icky taste..

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commentergoran

I have liked this dude since Homeland.
I want that Woody Allen movie out now!!!

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFR

This post reminded me that Hot Sunmer Nights never made it my way in cinemas this past summer. Now must seek it out.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

A bit premature this.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Four- " Love the Coopers" is a guilty pleasure- because of Jake Lacey

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Only 3 - Miss Stevens, Lady Bird, and CMBYN. Liked all 3, and loved him in all 3.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

Five: Interstellar, Miss Stevens, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, Hostiles. He’s terrific in the middle three and in tiny roles in the other two. He is particularly impressive in Miss Stevens, a performance that makes you sit up and take notice. He and Lily Rabe really elevate that film.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

I actually remember watching him on Homeland and thinking how cool it was they cast actors playing teens who actually looked like teens. Didn't remember him in Interstellar, though I never went nuts for that movie, tbh. Saw Miss Stevens in the buildup year to CMBYN and he blew my mind. I work with a lot of young actors and one of my clients in particular was going through a hard time transitioning to adult roles and I got him to read up on Chalamet and his auditioning experiences, etc. I think he has a very motivational story. His Death Of A Salesman monologue in that film was breathtaking. Then of course CMBYN, my fave performance by any actor since Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People back in 1980. Lady Bird was phenomenal, didn't see Hostiles, couldn't finish Hot Summer Nights, though he was watchable, the movie sure wasn't. Now looking forward to this; it might not be a major award winner, but talent is sexy and I can't wait to get turned on again.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterhepwa

6, but I'm seeing Beautiful Boy tomorrow morning. I think he's extraordinary.

October 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnya

I'm hoping he doesn't become this year's Alicia Vikander who won an Oscar for supporting despite seemingly nobody actually liking the movie but it's prestigious and there was a fire to reward a great breakout streak.

October 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

I forgot all about Men Women & Children, so now I have to jump off a bridge

October 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoey M

7 films including Beautiful Boy, which he is easily the best thing about (except Maura Tierney), but which isn't, in my opinion, an award-worthy film (I liked but did not love it--the direction is very strong but the script isn't). That being said, I don't really have an issue with a supporting campaign for him, and as many others have said I believe he is one of the best and most versatile young actors today (his performances in Miss Stevens and CMBYN are in the stratosphere as far as I'm concerned). Can't wait to see him in The King, Little Women, and whatever else he has lined up, including, reluctantly, Allen's latest, should that ever see the light of day.

October 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJes V.

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