Studying at the same school with Ansel Elgort
Both Chalamet and Elgort grew up in New York City and attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts, an educational institution that usually graduates talented artists from a wide variety of fields. According to Elgort, they played on the same basketball team and studied with the same teachers. Ansel graduated in 2012, Timothy in 2013. At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the former classmates were nominated for major awards: Chalamet for Best Actor in a Drama for his role in Call Me by Your Name, and Elgort for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his role in ” Baby Driver.” The old buddies still maintain a good relationship and go to New York Knicks basketball games together.
During his time at LaGuardia, Timothée Chalamet briefly pursued a rap career under the pseudonym Lil Timmy Tim and wrote a song about the lessons of a statistics teacher, Ms. Lawton. You must have seen the video for the track. Four years after the release, and thanks to the fame that hit Chalamet in 2017, the video went viral: Ellen DeGeneres showed the clip on her show. It turns out that despite the originality, the teacher did not appreciate the efforts of the creative student and gave Timothy only a D +.
Timothée Chalamet dropped out of Columbia University
The future actor spent a year at Columbia University, studying cultural anthropology. But it was at that moment that the young man’s career took off. In the end, he decided to quit his studies after the first year of study – it was 2014 in the yard, Interstellar should be released very soon, where Chalamet played his first major role. Like most artists, Timothy simply couldn’t find the balance between reading thick textbooks and streaming auditions.
The actor is bilingual
Chalamet’s father is French, and the actor himself is fluent in French. As a child, young Timothy spent summers with his grandparents in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. The artist more than once shone with his knowledge of the language during an interview with French journalists. Obviously, the ability to speak not only English helps the actor’s career, but French also helps him learn other languages. So, for example, Timothy had to learn Italian especially for the filming of the film “Call Me By Your Name”, with which the actor coped flawlessly.
Kid Cudi’s biggest fan
Chalamet has said many times in interviews that he is a huge fan of rapper Kid Cudi. The artists first met after a concert in Montreal, where the musician gave the actor some important career advice. Since then, the young people have become good friends. Timothy was at a private party on the occasion of the artist’s birthday, and also voiced one of the characters in the animated film “Entergalactic” – a project of Kid Cudi and Kenya Burris, which was released in parallel with the new album of the hip-hop artist.
He is also a dedicated fan of the sitcom The Office.
Timothy, like many of us, loves The Office. A devoted fan was lucky to be on the same platform with Steve Carell – Chalamet played his son in the film “Beautiful Boy”. It turns out that the young man kept a secret from an experienced colleague that he is a member of the Office fandom. Carell only learned of Chalamet’s love for Dunder Mifflin while promoting the film together.
First passion is football
Before the cinema broke into the life of Chalamet, the young guy dreamed of becoming a professional football player. Timothy played on the school team and during his summer stay in France he coached children at a football camp. A couple of times the actor said in an interview that this sport has always been a huge part of his life. At the moment, Chalamet supports the French football club Saint-Étienne.
Another big love is basketball
In addition to football, the actor is interested in basketball. The most interesting story is related to his favorite player – LeBron James. Timothy spent his first big Disney ad paycheck to buy a ticket for a New York Knicks game, but that year the NBA star signed with the Miami Heat. Chalamet had to resell his ticket.
Also in 2010, young Timothy ran towards the Broadway theater and waited to meet Amare Stoudemire, who tweeted that he was going to see a production of Rock of the Ages. Chalamet, 14, waited outside for two hours until he finally saw the athlete and asked him to sign the jersey, Stoudemire said.