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Damien Chazelle


Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, to Celia Chazelle, an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey, and Bernard Chazelle, a French-American Eugene Higgins Professor of computer science at Princeton University, originally from Clamart, France.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 56 wins & 107 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Whiplash
Whiplash Writer
(2013)
Whiplash
Whiplash Writer
(2014)
La La Land
La La Land Writer
(2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane
(2016)

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 2016/I La La Land (written by)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (screenplay)
 2014 Whiplash (written by)
 2013 Grand Piano (written by)
 2013 The Last Exorcism Part II (screenplay) / (story)
 2013 Whiplash (Short)
 2009 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (written by)
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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I find L.A. kind of romantic, actually. As a movie junkie, it's a city that was built by the movies. There's something really weird and surreal about it that I find energizing. See more »

Trivia:

He is the son of Celia (Martin), a writer, and Bernard Chazelle, a computer scientist. His father is French and his mother is American. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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