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 & 136 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2022/I Babylon (screenplay) (post-production)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

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9 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Olivia Hamilton | See more »

Children:

None


Relatives:

Anna Chazelle (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

What I love about jazz is that it's full of legends, full of myths. It's an oral history because it started in New Orleans and Kansas City, under the radar. See more »

Trivia:

He is the son of Celia (Martin), a writer, and Bernard Chazelle, a computer scientist. His father is French, from Clamart. His mother was born in California, to an English-born, Beverly Hills-raised, father, and a Calgary-born, Canadian mother. Damien's mother was later herself raised in Calgary, before returning to the U.S. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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