Damien Chazelle

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Damien Chazelle

American screenwriter and film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1985.

Countries: United States (60%), U.S. (13%), France (7%)

Main connections: Ryan Gosling, Neil Armstrong, Sundance Film Festival

Linked to: Tribune Company, CNN, Princeton High School, Princeton University




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Damien Chazelle was born in 1985 add something


Chazelle's 85 page script was featured on Black List in 2012 as one of the best unmade films of that year; it was eventually picked up by producers, including Helen Estabrook, who suggested J.K. Simmons for the role of the antagonist, Terence Fletcher add something


A short film, made as proof of concept, was accepted at the Sundance Film Festival 2013; financing was raised for the film, and in 2014 it was released to an overwhelmingly positive critical reaction add something


He is credited as the screenwriter on 2013's Grand Piano, a thriller that has an anxious pianist dealing with a death threat during a concert add something


He shared screenplay credit with director Ed Gass-Donnelly on "The Last Exorcism Part II", 2013 add something


"Whiplash" won the Sundance Film Festival Short Prize in 2013 as a short and in 2014 the top audience and grand jury awards in the U.S. dramatic competition as a full-length feature film add something


His second film as a director, "Whiplash", was released in 2014 to wide acclaim add something


Whiplash (2014 film) - "'Whiplash"' is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle


On January 15, 2015, "Whiplash" received 5 Academy award nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Chazelle add something


It won three of them, Best Supporting Actor for Simmons, Best Achievement in Film Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, on February 22, 2015 add something


Chazelle is credited as co-writer of "10 Cloverfield Lane", to be released March 11, 2016 add something


On June 17, 2016, La La Land was selected to open the Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2016 add something


His musical, "La La Land", starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, opened the Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2016 and will be released in the United States on December 2, 2016 add something


It began a limited release in the United States on December 9, 2016, with a wider release on December 16, 2016 add something


The Red Balloon - A boy with a bright red balloon is featured in the epilogue of Damien Chazelle's 2016 musical film "La La Land"


Tom Everett Scott - In 2016, he appeared in the film "La La Land", in which he was cast by director Damien Chazelle


Emma Stone - As of April 2016, Stone is filming her third film with Ryan Gosling - Damien Chazelle's musical comedy-drama "La La Land", in which she plays an actress and the love interest of Gosling's character


"La La Land" was nominated for fourteen awards at the 89th Academy Awards held on February 26, 2017, winning six of them including "Best Director" making Chazelle the youngest director to win an Academy award in this category add something


In October 2017, he and actress Olivia Hamilton, a Princeton University graduate and former McKinsey & Company consultant, announced their engagement add something


Norman Taurog - He is the second youngest person ever to win the *award after Damien Chazelle, who won for "La La Land" in 2017


On January 25, 2018, Apple announced that they were partnering with Chazelle for a new original television series add something


The couple married 22 September 2018 add something


Claire Foy - In 2018, she will star alongside Ryan Gosling as Janet Shearon in Damien Chazelle's biographical drama "First Man" and portray Lisbeth Salander in the crime thriller "The Girl in the Spider's Web"


Neil Armstrong - A film adaptation of the book starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle is scheduled to be released in October 2018


Ryan Gosling - The film will be directed by "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle and released in October 2018