Timothée Chalamet arrives
The Actor Astounds in "Call Me By Your Name"
Timothée Chalamet may be only 22 but his acting skills are garnering huge praise usually reserved for men twice his age. The New York-born actor has been performing since he was a child. His first TV gig, a Law & Order episode, of course, he was dead-on as a murder victim, eventually graduating to play the risk-taking son of the Vice President in the second season of Homeland.
The last two years, he’s been cutting his teeth on more interesting projects, including 2014’s Interstellar as Matthew McConauhey’s son, and his award-winning performance in John Patrick Shanley’s autobiographical off-Broadway play, Prodigal Son.
But 2017 truly is Timothée’s year. Not only is he in Greta Gerwig’s lovely memoir piece, Lady Bird (he plays Saoirse Ronan’s rock ‘n’ roll boyfriend), he’s front and center in what’s shaping up to be the movie of the year: Call Me By Your Name. This emotionally driven love story is about a young artistic man (Chalamet) summering in the glorious Italian countryside, who falls madly, deeply in love with an American visitor (Armie Hammer). The enthralling film is absolutely adored by critics and audiences alike and is on everyone’s shortlist for the upcoming awards season.
Hey, but that’s not all! Timothée closes out the year in the new Christian Bale film, Hostiles, a western drama set in the late 19th Century about a group of war-weary soldiers forced to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through the hostile territory.
As for 2018, apparently Timothée’s slacking off as he only has two projects on his IMDB page…so far. In Beautiful Boy, he plays a meth addict, based on journalist David Sheff‘s memoir about his son’s painful struggle through recovery. And, of course, since it seems to be some sort of ritual for hot, young actors to eventually work with Woody Allen, he’ll be starring in the romantic comedy, A Rainy Day in New York with up-and-comer Kelly Rohrbach.
Looks like Timothée’s got film, television, and theater covered. Perhaps all of those guitar and piano lessons he took for Call Me By Your Name will get him a recording contract, too.