Damien Chazelle

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  • Birth Name: Damien Sayre Chazelle
  • Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Both of his parents are college professors, teaching at schools like Yale and Princeton.
  • Wanted to be a jazz musician before deciding to focus on filmmaking.
  • Based the film Whiplash on his own experiences in his high school jazz band.
  • Went to college and eventually roomed with frequently collaborator Justin Hurwitz.
  • La La Land, only the third feature film he director, broke the record for most Golden Globe award wins and tied the record for most Oscar nominations for a single film.
  • Was the youngest person to win Best Director at the Golden Globes and at the Academy Awards with his 2017 win for La La Land.

Awards

  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2016, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2014, Sundance Film Festival — Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic: Winner
  • 2017, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2018, Bodil Awards — American Film of the Year: Winner
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2016, Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2018, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
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  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2017, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2016, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2016, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 2014, Sundance Film Festival — U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: Winner
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jasmine McGlade — Ex-wife
  • Bernard Chzelle — Father
  • Celia Chazelle — Mother
  • Anna Chazelle — Sister
  • Olivia Hamilton — Significant Other

College

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Visual & Environmental Studies, 2007)

Details

  • Birth Name: Damien Sayre Chazelle
  • Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter

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