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Damien Chazelle


Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins Professor of computer science at Princeton ... See full bio »

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First Man director Damien Chazelle's cinematic world is populated by characters driven by singular ambition and framed with technical and stylistic flourishes.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 70 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Whiplash Writer
(2014)
La La Land Writer
(2016)
(2016)

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 2016/I La La Land (written by)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (screenplay by)
 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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There were so many specific things from high school jazz band that I remembered: the conductor searching out people who were out of tune, or stopping and starting me for hours in front of the band as they watched. See more »

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Between 2013-17, he was the only non-Mexican Best Director winner at the Academy Awards. He was also the only American Best Director Oscar winner between 2010-17. See more »

Trademark:

His films often revolve heavily around Jazz Music See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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