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 & 137 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2022/I Babylon (screenplay) (completed)
 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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Olivia Hamilton | See more »

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Relatives:

Anna Chazelle (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[on James Gray] What was amazing was his whole attitude about film, this invigorating passion that had a real bite to it. It was what I imagined the young Godard and Truffaut being like: tearing down certain heroes, building up others, and crafting their own language. See more »

Trivia:

His maternal grandfather, John Sayre Martin, Jr., a professor of English, is the son of John Sayre Martin, who worked for Paramount Pictures in London, and Eileen Earle, who was a stage actress. See more »

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