Damien Chazelle Biography
Damien Chazelle whose birth name is Damien Sayre Chazelle was born on January 19, 1985, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. He is an American director and screenwriter who won numerous awards for his first two major films, Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016) and and First Man (2018). For La La Land he received several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Director, he is the youngest person to win both awards.Filmmaking was Chazelle’s first love, but he subsequently wanted to be a musician and struggled to make it as a jazz drummer at Princeton High School.
Damien Chazelle Age
Damien Chazelle whose birth name is Damien Sayre Chazelle was born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S on January 19,1985, is currently 34 years old as of 2019.
Damien Chazelle Height and Weight
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Damien Chazelle Education
he attended a Hebrew school for four years due to his parents dissatisfaction with other local schools. He studied filmmaking in the Visual and Environmental Studies department at Harvard University and graduated in 2007.
Damien Chazelle Family
His father Bernard Chazelle, is the Eugene Higgins Professor of computer science at Princeton University, and was born in Clamart, France. His mother, Celia is from an English-Canadian family based in Calgary, Alberta, and teaches medieval history at The College of New Jersey. Chazelle’s sister Anna is an actress. Their English born maternal grandfather John Martin is the son of stage actress Eileen Earle.
Damien Chazelle Wife
Chazelle married producer Jasmine McGlade in 2010; they divorced in 2014. In October 2017, he and actress Olivia Hamilton, a Princeton University graduate and former McKinsey & Company consultant, announced their engagement.The couple married September 22, 2018.
Damien Chazelle Career
His debut as a filmmaker was Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench in the year 2009, a black and white expansion of a student film about a failed romance between a trumpet player and a graduate student that was filmed in New York City and Boston, it featured music written by Chazelle’s friend Justin Hurwitz. After moving to Los Angeles, Chazelle began working as a screenwriter. He produced scripts for the horror movie The Last Exorcism Part II in 2013 and the thriller Grand Piano but was unable to generate interest in a script that he had written on his own. Abandoning that effort, he began writing a screenplay based on his experience with a taskmaster music instructor when he was in high school.
Chazelle created an 18-minute short film of a scene from his Whiplash screenplay and submitted to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the short film jury prize.In addition, Chazelle received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay. At 32 years of age, he was the youngest-ever recipient of that award at the time of his win.
Damien Chazelle Net Worth
Damien Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter who has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Damien Chazelle Movies and TV Shows
- Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
- The Last Exorcism Part II
- Grand Piano
- 10 Cloverfield Lane
- La La Land
- First Man
- The Eddy
- Untitled Damien Chazelle drama series
Damien Chazelle Awards
- Academy Awrd for Best Director ( 2017 La La Land)
- Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay (2017 La La Land)
- Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay (2016 La La Land)
- BAFTA Award for Best Direction (2017 La La Land)
- Directors Guild of America Award For Outstanding Directing (2017 La La Land)
- Bodii Award for Best America Film (2018 La La Land)
- Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2018 La La Land)
Damien Chazelle Whiplash
Whiplash is a drama about a jazz drummer a which received several Oscar nominations. It was based on some of Chazelle’s own experiences in high school, the film features a young conservatory drummer, portrayed by Miles Teller, who enters into an abusive working relationship with an unrelenting instructor, played by J.K. Simmons. The film was a critical hit and received five Academy Award nominations, winning three, including a supporting actor Oscar for Simmons.
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