Damien Chazelle


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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 78 wins & 134 nominations. See more awards »

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La La Land Writer
(2016)
Whiplash Writer
(2014)
(2016)
First Man Producer
(2018)

Filmography

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 2022 Babylon (screenplay) (filming)
 2016 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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Other Works:

Directed a Squarespace ad for the 2021 Super Bowl, titled "5 to 9" See more »

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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Olivia Hamilton | See more »

Children:

None

Parents:

Chazelle (Martin), Celia Sayre | Chazelle, Bernard
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Personal Quote:

I don't like the idea the viewer can kind of sit there and go, 'Make me like this person.' People aren't inherently sympathetic. See more »

Trivia:

His Best Director Oscar win for La La Land (2016) at age 32, made him the youngest recipient of this award category in the Academy's history (26 Feb 2017). See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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