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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 (35 years) at Providence (USA)

Damien Chazelle, né le 19 janvier 1985 à Providence (Rhode Island), est un réalisateur et scénariste franco-américain. Il est principalement connu pour ses films musicaux qui ont remporté beaucoup de succès dont Whiplash et La La Land. Il est l'un des meneurs du nouvel âge d'or du film musical hollywoodien.

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 en français et en anglais. 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.

Best films

La La Land (2016)
(Director)
First Man (2018)
(Director)
Whiplash (2014)
(Director)

Usually with

Tom Cross
Tom Cross
(3 films)
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2 films)
J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2 films)
Mary Zophres
Mary Zophres
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Damien Chazelle (8 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% 3.0448753.0448753.0448753.0448753.044875
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)
, 2h21
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Aviation films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham
Rating72% 3.647713.647713.647713.647713.64771
Originaire de l'Ohio, Neil Armstrong est un ingénieur aérospatial de l'Université Purdue, officier pilote d'essai d'élite de l'aéronavale et de l'US Air Force américaine (notamment sur avion à réaction et avion fusée Grumman F9F Panther, McDonnell F-101 Voodoo, Boeing B-47 Stratojet, Douglas F5D Skylancer, Bell X-1, Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, North American X-15...) lorsqu'il intègre le deuxième groupe d'astronautes de la NASA en 1962, alors âgé de trente-deux ans. En 1966, il commande la mission Gemini 8, au cours de laquelle il effectue le premier amarrage dans l'espace, avec un satellite-cible. Suite à un dysfonctionnement, il assure alors un retour sur Terre en catastrophe.
La La Land
La La Land (2016)
, 2h8
Directed by Martin Scorsese, 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
Rating79% 3.9987453.9987453.9987453.9987453.998745
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 Wood, J. K. Simmons, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe
Rating84% 4.2492554.2492554.2492554.2492554.249255
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% 3.0448753.0448753.0448753.0448753.044875
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 Martin Scorsese, 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
Rating79% 3.9987453.9987453.9987453.9987453.998745
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, Sumalee Montano
Rating71% 3.59713.59713.59713.59713.5971
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 leur 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.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher, Jr, Suzanne Cryer, Sumalee Montano, Bradley Cooper
Rating71% 3.59713.59713.59713.59713.5971
After a car accident, a young woman comes to in an underground cellar, where most of the action takes place. She fears she has been abducted by survivalist, who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape, whatever dangers she may face outside. “As it goes on, it gets progressively darker and darker, and less and less funny, and weirder,” Winstead told the 'Collider' movie news website.
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 Wood, J. K. Simmons, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe
Rating84% 4.2492554.2492554.2492554.2492554.249255
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, Louis Herthum, Judd Lormand, Joe Chrest, Spencer Treat Clark
Roles Writer
Rating40% 2.00672.00672.00672.00672.0067
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% 2.951152.951152.951152.951152.95115
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% 3.0448753.0448753.0448753.0448753.044875
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)
, 2h21
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Aviation films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.647713.647713.647713.647713.64771
Originaire de l'Ohio, Neil Armstrong est un ingénieur aérospatial de l'Université Purdue, officier pilote d'essai d'élite de l'aéronavale et de l'US Air Force américaine (notamment sur avion à réaction et avion fusée Grumman F9F Panther, McDonnell F-101 Voodoo, Boeing B-47 Stratojet, Douglas F5D Skylancer, Bell X-1, Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, North American X-15...) lorsqu'il intègre le deuxième groupe d'astronautes de la NASA en 1962, alors âgé de trente-deux ans. En 1966, il commande la mission Gemini 8, au cours de laquelle il effectue le premier amarrage dans l'espace, avec un satellite-cible. Suite à un dysfonctionnement, il assure alors un retour sur Terre en catastrophe.
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% 3.0448753.0448753.0448753.0448753.044875
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% 3.0448753.0448753.0448753.0448753.044875
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.