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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 72 wins & 129 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

La La Land Writer
(2016)
Whiplash Writer
(2014)
First Man Director
(2018)
(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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Personal Quote:

In some ways, jazz is the most precise of art forms and the loosest in the sense that it's all about improvisation, but the musicianship required is kind of insane. To actually play with real jazz musicians is a different level of musicianship that almost has no equal in any other form of music in the world. 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 heavily around jazz music See more »

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Capricorn

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