12 of the Best Movies Starring Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet may be young compared to the seasoned actors and directors he's gotten to work with over the past few years, but there's no question he's got talent in abundance. Though Chalamet has been acting since 2008, he captured audiences' attentions as the love-stricken Elio in his breakout role in 2018's "Call Me by Your Name." Since then, he's hit the ground running, starring in sci-fi hit "Dune" and historical period drama "The King."
On the horizon, Chalamet has the dramatic horror-romance film "Bones & All," set to premiere in theaters on Nov. 23. Other major projects Chalamet has later down the pipeline include "Dune: Part II," "Wonka," and a Bob Dylan biopic. Keep reading to see the impressive roster of films Chalamet's starred in, and maybe even give them a watch if you want to see more of this talented actor.
From director Christopher Nolan is "Interstellar," a movie about a group of space pioneers on an expedition to find a new home in a galaxy beyond the Milky Way. Matthew McConaughey's character, Cooper, is an ex-pilot-turned farmer who leaves his family on Earth to lead an expedition team. In one of his first major roles, Chalamet plays the young version of Cooper's son, who gets left behind when his dad goes on his history-making mission.
"Miss Stevens" is a comedy-drama about a high-school English teacher who chaperones three students at a drama competition over a weekend. In the film, Chalamet plays Billy, one of the students on the trip. Billy doesn't have a lot of friends and has a sincere crush on Ms. Stevens (Lily Rabe), leading to plenty of drama.
Greta Gerwig's directorial debut and hit coming-of-age film centers on Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) and her stormy yet special relationship with her mom (Laurie Metcalf). In the film, Chalamet plays Kyle, a guitar-playing, floppy-haired boy who says pretentious things like "I don't believe in money." The two connect, and Lady Bird learns valuable lessons about love and relationships during their time together.
"Call Me by Your Name"
Based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman, "Call Me by Your Name" is arguably the film that put Chalamet on everyone's radar. In his breakthrough role, Chalamet stars as Elio, a 17-year-old who falls in love with Oliver, a doctoral student working with his father against the backdrop of an Italian villa in 1983. The film's visuals are beautiful and rich, and the soundtrack perfectly captures the intense yet passionate emotions of first love. There's also an unforgettable, tender scene between Elio and his father (Mark Stuhlbarg) that shows off Chalamet's acting chops.
"Hot Summer Nights"
In "Hot Summer Nights," Chalamet stars as an awkward teenager named Daniel whose mother sends him away to spend the summer in Cape Cod, MA, with his aunt after his father dies. While there, he bites off more than he can chew when he starts dealing drugs and gets mixed up with some dangerous people. As he navigates his precarious situation, Daniel starts to learn about himself and the world around him in this coming-of-age film.
"Beautiful Boy" is based on the memoirs "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction" by David Sheff and "Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines" by Nic Sheff. In one of his follow-ups to his breakout role in "Call Me by Your Name," Chalamet plays Nic Sheff, a young man struggling with a drug addiction. Steve Carell plays his father, David, who's doing whatever it takes to save his son and his family.
"Rainy Day in New York"
In this romantic comedy, Chalamet and Elle Fanning are two college sweethearts, Gatsby and Ashleigh, who go to New York City for a romantic weekend. Not only does a rainy day dampen the mood, but so do a series of chance encounters and comical side quests that pull the couple apart from each other. In response to the film's controversial director, Woody Allen, Chalamet reportedly donated his salary from the movie to organizations such as Time's Up, RAINN, and the LGBT Center in New York, per Vanity Fair.
"The King" is a moody, dark historical drama about a young Henry V, aka "Hal," who must deal with betrayal and war upon becoming the king of England in the 15th century. Chalamet stars as Henry V, who goes from a prince who spends his days drinking to a headstrong king bearing the weight of the crown. Alongside Chalamet is Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin of France, Henry's main challenger, and Lily-Rose Depp as Princess Catherine of Valois, Henry's new wife who ends up being his most important informant.
This adaptation of the literary classic follows the March sisters as they grow up in the post-Civil War era. In the film, Chalamet plays Laurie, the March family's sensitive yet charming next-door neighbor. He initially falls for the unruly, unladylike Jo March, who has big dreams of becoming a writer. However, things start to shift when Laurie begins to have eyes for another sister.
In this sci-fi blockbuster that's an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, a gifted young man born into a noble family who's entrusted with the most valuable element in the galaxy. After his family deals with an attempted assassination, Paul sets out on an adventure to ensure the safety and future survival of his family and his people. When you watch this film, get ready for plenty of sci-fi action and stunning visuals as Paul encounters lots of peril on a desert planet.
"The French Dispatch"
Inspired by journalists and the stories they tell, "The French Dispatch" takes place at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional French city in the 20th century. Chalamet plays Zeferelli, a student revolutionary movement leader who's the subject of one of the paper's stories. The star ensemble cast also includes Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Owen Wilson, and more playing quirky journalists and the intriguing subjects at the center of their stories.
"Don't Look Up"
"Don't Look Up" is a satirical apocalyptic comedy about two astronomers, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), who try to sound the alarm of an approaching comet threatening to destroy Earth. The movie is an allegory or cautionary tale of the media's lack of coverage of our current climate emergency and the government's inability to enact meaningful change. In a comedic turn, Chalamet plays Yule, a young doomsday philosophical skater boy who strikes up an end-of-the-world romance with Kate.