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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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Director's Trademarks: The Films of Damien Chazelle

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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5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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I was really trying to sell to people who hate jazz: to make a case for the art form as youthful and energetic, not the sort of rarified intellectual activity it's painted as. See more »

Trivia:

Some of Damien's all-time favorites include (film): The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964); (soundtrack song): "As Time Goes By" (from Casablanca (1942)); (movie scene): "Cheek to Cheek" dance number with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat (1935); (line of dialog): "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown" (Joe Mantell to Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974); (movie ending) Charles Chaplin's City Lights (... See more »

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His films often revolve around people who are defined by Their potential talent and ambition See more »

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Capricorn

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