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Damien Chazelle is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography and Editor American born on 19 january 1985 at Providence (USA)

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 january 1985 (33 years) at Providence (USA)

Damien Chazelle, né le 19 janvier 1985 à Providence (Rhode Island), est un réalisateur et scénariste franco-américain.

En février 2017, lors de la 89e cérémonie des Oscars, Damien Chazelle devient le plus jeune réalisateur de l'histoire à être distingué par l'Oscar du meilleur réalisateur pour son film La La Land.

Biography

Son père est l'informaticien et mathématicien franco-américain Bernard Chazelle, professeur à l'Université de Princeton, et sa mère, Celia Martin Chazelle, est historienne du Moyen Âge. Ses origines françaises font qu'il est parfaitement bilingue. Il effectue ses études de cinéma à l'Université Harvard, où il rencontre son futur comparse Justin Hurwitz, qui composera les musiques de ses films, et avec qui il partage sa passion pour le jazz et les comédies musicales françaises comme Les Parapluies de Cherbourg ou les Demoiselles de Rochefort.

Son deuxième long métrage, Whiplash (2014), connaît un succès tant critique que public, obtenant plusieurs distinctions, notamment au festival du cinéma américain de Deauville où il obtient le Grand Prix du jury et le Prix du Public. Le film reçoit également plusieurs Oscars dont celui de meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour J.K Simmons (qui obtiendra le Golden Globe dans la même catégorie pour ce film).

Son troisième film, La La Land, sorti en décembre 2016 aux États-Unis, a pour acteurs principaux Emma Stone et Ryan Gosling. Le film remporte sept trophées sur ses sept nominations à la 74e cérémonie des Golden Globes : Meilleur film musical ou comédie, Meilleur réalisateur, Meilleure actrice dans un film musical ou une comédie pour Emma Stone, Meilleur acteur dans un film musical ou une comédie pour Ryan Gosling, Meilleure chanson et Meilleur scénario. Lors de la 70e cérémonie des British Academy Film Awards, le film remporte cinq trophées sur 11 nominations, il obtient à cette occasion le prix du Meilleur réalisateur. Aux Oscars, le film obtient 14 nominations, égalant le record historique de Titanic et Eve, et repart avec six Oscars, dont celui de meilleur réalisateur.

En avril 2017, il indique avoir accepté de tourner The Eddy, une série musicale pour Netflix qui racontera les péripéties du propriétaire d'un club et de sa bande. L'action sera située à Paris. Le scénario de Jack Thorne est actuellement proposé aux chaînes télévisées. Glen Ballard et Alan Poul participent au projet. Auparavant, sortira son 4e long métrage, First Man. Il y retrouve Ryan Gosling qui incarne le premier homme à avoir marché sur la Lune, Neil Armstrong. Le film sortira en octobre 2018.

Best films

La La Land (2016)
(Director)
Whiplash (2014)
(Director)

Usually with

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2 films)
J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2 films)
Mary Zophres
Mary Zophres
(2 films)
Damon Gupton
Damon Gupton
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Damien Chazelle (7 films)

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Actor

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, 1h24
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Damien Chazelle
Roles Drumming Instructor (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple have been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance.

Director

First Man
First Man (2018)

Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune
Actors Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham
Rating76% 3.845793.845793.845793.845793.84579
Originaire de l'Ohio, Neil Armstrong intègre la NASA en 1962. Après plusieurs missions, il participe à Apollo 11 et devient, le 20 juillet 1969, le premier homme à poser le pied sur la Lune.
La La Land
La La Land (2016)
, 2h8
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Sonoya Mizuno
Rating80% 4.0478354.0478354.0478354.0478354.047835
Set in modern-day Los Angeles, La La Land portrays a romantic relationship between Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist, and Mia (Emma Stone), an actress.
Whiplash
Whiplash (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J. K. Simmons, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe
Rating84% 4.2493754.2493754.2493754.2493754.249375
Andrew Neiman is a first-year jazz student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. He has been playing drums from a young age and aspires to become one of the greats like Buddy Rich. Famed conductor Terence Fletcher discovers Andrew practicing in the music room late one night and eventually invites him into his studio band as the alternative for core drummer Carl Tanner. Fletcher is abusive toward his students, mocking and insulting them; when the band rehearses the Hank Levy piece "Whiplash" and Andrew struggles to keep his tempo, Fletcher hurls a chair at him, slaps him, and berates him in front of the class.
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, 1h24
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Damien Chazelle
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple have been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance.

Scriptwriter

La La Land
La La Land (2016)
, 2h8
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Sonoya Mizuno
Roles Writer
Rating80% 4.0478354.0478354.0478354.0478354.047835
Set in modern-day Los Angeles, La La Land portrays a romantic relationship between Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist, and Mia (Emma Stone), an actress.
10 Cloverfield Lane, 1h43
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher, Jr, Bradley Cooper, Suzanne Cryer
Rating71% 3.597513.597513.597513.597513.59751
Une nuit, Michelle est victime d'un accident de voiture, elle se réveille enchaînée dans un bunker avec deux hommes, Howard et Emmet. Howard lui affirme qu'il lui a sauvé la vie à elle et à Emmet « d'une catastrophe à échelle mondiale ». Ayant du mal à le croire, Michelle décide de s'enfuir par tous les moyens.
Whiplash
Whiplash (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J. K. Simmons, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe
Rating84% 4.2493754.2493754.2493754.2493754.249375
Andrew Neiman is a first-year jazz student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. He has been playing drums from a young age and aspires to become one of the greats like Buddy Rich. Famed conductor Terence Fletcher discovers Andrew practicing in the music room late one night and eventually invites him into his studio band as the alternative for core drummer Carl Tanner. Fletcher is abusive toward his students, mocking and insulting them; when the band rehearses the Hank Levy piece "Whiplash" and Andrew struggles to keep his tempo, Fletcher hurls a chair at him, slaps him, and berates him in front of the class.
The Last Exorcism Part II, 1h29
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Judd Lormand, Joe Chrest, Spencer Treat Clark, Muse Watson
Roles Writer
Rating40% 2.005832.005832.005832.005832.00583
A couple, Jared (Judd Lormand) and Lily (Boyana Balta), finds a demonic-looking Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) squatting next to their refrigerator. She soon is taken to a hospital, where she appears to be catatonic. After spending a few months at Frank's (Muse Watson) home for girls in New Orleans and settling in as a chambermaid at a hotel under the supervision of her boss Beverly (Diva Tyler), Nell's condition seems to have improved and she no longer has "bad dreams". Nell and her group of friends Gwen (Julia Garner), Daphne (Erica Michelle), and Monique (Sharice Angelle Williams) attend a Mardi Gras parade; Nell witnesses many strange happenings there, including masked men watching her. Her personality changes as things get darker. She begins to get hints that the demon Abalam is back.
Grand Piano, 1h30
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton, Allen Leech, Kerry Bishé, Alex Winter
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.950992.950992.950992.950992.95099
Tom Selznick was an up-and-coming concert pianist until he developed stage fright while attempting to play a complex piece, "La Cinquette". Five years later, he is slated to reappear in public for a comeback performance in Chicago, dedicated to the memory of his late mentor, pianist and composer Patrick Godureaux. Godureaux posthumously acquired massive media coverage due to the mysterious disappearance of his vast fortune. Selznick's return to the stage is due to the encouragement of his actress-singer wife, Emma.
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, 1h24
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Damien Chazelle
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple have been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance.

Producer

First Man
First Man (2018)

Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune
Actors Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.845793.845793.845793.845793.84579
Originaire de l'Ohio, Neil Armstrong intègre la NASA en 1962. Après plusieurs missions, il participe à Apollo 11 et devient, le 20 juillet 1969, le premier homme à poser le pied sur la Lune.
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, 1h24
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Damien Chazelle
Roles Production Supervisor
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple have been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance.

Cameraman

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, 1h24
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Damien Chazelle
Roles Director of Photography
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple have been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance.

Editor

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, 1h24
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Damien Chazelle
Roles Editor
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench tells the story of Guy and Madeline, a couple have been dating for three months. He’s an up-and-coming Boston jazz trumpeter, she an aimless introvert looking for work. The excitement of first love has faded, and Guy’s wandering eye is caught by Elena, a more outgoing woman. When Elena and Guy meet on a crowded subway car, sparks fly—and that spells the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance.