Timothée Chalamet: An Unauthorized Biography

Post Hill Press
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Actor Timothée Chalamet has seemingly come out of nowhere, yet the young and talented New York-born actor—nominated already for his first Oscar award (Call Me by Your Name) by the age of twenty-one—is actually LaGuardia trained with a long pedigree of talent and tenacity. Greta Gerwig, the writer-director of the film Lady Bird, asserts that Timothée is “Christian Bale, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio…a heartthrob but with thoroughbred acting chops.” 

In this (unofficial) biography, you’ll read interviews and accounts of and about Timothée’s background, personality, acting philosophy, friendships, influences, and, of course, his dramatic rise to fame. Who is this young celebrity? Why is he being hailed “the next Leonardo DiCaprio?” What are the current stand-out performances of his career? And most importantly, what’s next for this up-and-comer? 

See why GQ magazine calls Timothée Chalamet a “once-in-a-generation talent” and how this fascinating, multi-lingual rising star is “in possession of such preternatural talent that audiences start thinking about the actor’s future not in years but in decades.” These questions and more will be explored in Timothée Chalamet: An Unauthorized Biography.

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About the author

Damien Carlisle is a cinephile, history buff, and voracious reader of all genres. He enjoys bike riding, playing guitar, and painting rocks and hiding them in nature. He lives in a box-shaped house in the wilds of Kentucky with two dogs, four chickens, and a turtle.

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Post Hill Press
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Published on
Dec 11, 2018
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76
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ISBN
9781642931174
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English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / General
Performing Arts / Film / General
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