Category: Interviews

Document Journal Magazine (Fall/Winter 2020)

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020
Document Journal Magazine (Fall/Winter 2020)

Timothée is the cover star of Document Journal‘s fall/winter issue! You can order the issue on Document Journal‘s official store. Check out the photoshoot and magazine cover below!

Timothée Chalamet on the role of the artist in a time of social unrest and how sci-fi futures can explain the world around us

For Document’s Fall/Winter 2020 issue, he reunites with photographer Hedi Slimane six years after their first shoot and joins Document in conversation about our complicated present

Elio sighs and looks off into the distance, dispassionately turning the peach in his hand until, with a furtive glance, he pushes a finger through its ripe center, causing juice to run down his bare torso. His unfocused gaze makes it clear that his mind is elsewhere as he continues to pry it open, and, sliding the fruit against his skin, slowly guides it into his pants—and fucks it. Elio’s lust turns to shame when his lover Oliver, having found him asleep with the battered peach by his bedside, discovers what he has done. “I’m sick, aren’t I?” Elio asks, desperate and embarrassed by the heights of his desire. Oliver observes Elio with amusement, grinning deviously before he takes the peach into his hand, plunges his own finger into the hole, and brings it to his lips to taste what has been left behind.

This was the world’s introduction to Timothée Chalamet, whose breakout role as Elio in Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 film Call Me By Your Name skyrocketed him into the spotlight, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The awkward sensuality of the scene—Elio’s misplaced longing, his sudden arousal and clandestine exploration—could have been merely shocking in less capable hands, yet Chalamet’s performance renders the moment one of poignant erotic angst, charged with all the raw vulnerability and absurdity of adolescent desire.
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Timothée for ShortList

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Timothée for ShortList

Timothée was interviewed and photographed for ShortList.com. Check out the interview and photoshoot below (or at SL).

Timothée Chalamet on grappling with rebellion, addiction and speaking out

SHORTLIST – Timothée Chalamet would like to apologise for breaking your heart last year; for making you cry fat, salty tears while you watched him cry fat, salty tears at the end of his Oscar-nominated turn in Call Me By Your Name.

He is sorry that his depiction of Elio Perlman and his sexual awakening, set against the humid haze of a lazy summer in north Italy, was so devastating that people still come up to him with one hand clutched to their chest, gasping at the mere sight of him. He’s nothing short of grateful that so many people found the peach scene – that peach scene – intense, and kind of beautiful and, really, who cares if the best sex scene of 2017 was between a young man and the soft flesh of a prunus persica when said scene was so moving? Men, women, everyone needs to up their game, because Timothée Chalamet fucked a peach last year, and it was good.

But all that – the dreamy months hanging out with Armie Hammer, the bike rides, frolicking in alleyways and bonding so tightly with someone that the only thing you can compare it to is actual, soul-binding love – is in the past. “I don’t think I’ll have an acting experience as immersive as that,” he says. “I came of age as an actor during my time with Armie. The relationship that blossomed out of it is the most precious gift.”
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The Arrival of Timothée Chalamet

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Timothée is GQ‘s March cover star! Check out the magazine cover, photoshoot and story below.



The Arrival of Timothée Chalamet

GQ – Every once in the rarest while, a young actor shows up in a movie like an alien—anonymous and yet in possession of such preternatural talent that audiences start thinking about the actor’s future not in years but in decades. Call Me by Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet is just such an alien, and just such a once-in-a-generation talent.
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Timothée Chalamet by Xavier Dolan (VMAN)

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

Timothée Chalamet chats with film director Xavier Dolan on the realities of love and pain.

VMANThis article appears in the pages of VMAN39, available on newsstands February 22. Pre-order your copy now at vmagazineshop.com

The artistry of filmmaking has always preoccupied Timothée Chalamet. Fittingly, the quality of the craft is more than apparent in his first major leading role, Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. To prepare for being on set, Chalamet has long immersed himself in complex cinema— movies like critically-acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s I Killed My Mother. Here, Chalamet and Dolan meet up in Paris to discuss Chalamet’s creative sights for the future, his relationship with Armie Hammer, and the realities of love and pain.

XD When I saw Call Me By Your Name, I had the feeling I knew you. Although I guess that’s what movies are trying to achieve: To connect us, strangers, and make us feel that we know the characters we’re presented.

TC Absolutely. I’ve been the biggest fan of your work for years. You direct films that make really strong, clear choices…the moment, in Mommy, when the actor opens up the aspect ratio—wait, I don’t want to ruin it!
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Timothée Chalamet by Frank Ocean (VMAN)

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
Timothée Chalamet by Frank Ocean (VMAN)

Timothée Chalamet talks to one of his inspirations, Frank Ocean, about film, music, and the art that influences them.

VMANThis article appears in the pages of VMAN39, available on newsstands February 22. Pre-order your copy now at vmagazineshop.com

“Elio, Elio, Elio,” hums Timothée Chalamet’s character in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic dreamscape Call Me By Your Name. Over the course of a fleeting yet formative summer in early 1980s Italy, Elio falls in love with an older visiting houseguest, Oliver (Armie Hammer). Based on André Aciman’s beautiful novel of the same name, the film illustrates a narrative of grueling desire and devastating passion. Chalamet also stars in Greta Gerwig’s lauded directorial debut, Lady Bird. As the youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actor in nearly 80 years, Chalamet is redefining the role of the leading man. And, as Frank Ocean finds out, Chalamet isn’t afraid of failure.

FRANK OCEAN Hello? This Timothée?

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET Yeah, man. This is so exciting. It is an honor to speak to you, man. I’m such a huge fan. This is going to be a real test to keep my voice level and keep this as normal of a conversation as possible [laughs].
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Coming of Age on the Big Screen

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
Coming of Age on the Big Screen

The New York Times released an interview featuring Timothée and his Lady Bird co-star Saoirse Ronan. Check out the interview below!

How to Come of Age Onscreen? Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet Know

THE NEW YORK TIMES – “Want to know what I call him?” Saoirse Ronan asked, pointing at Timothée Chalamet, who had just joined us at the table and was shrugging off his coat. “Pony,” the actress said, “Because he’ll come up to Greta and me and nuzzle us.”

“Greta” is the screenwriter and director Greta Gerwig, making it a high-class stable: All three are nominated for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. And as if on cue, Mr. Chalamet lowered his head like a baby foal and nestled it gently beneath Ms. Ronan’s jaw. “It’s quite disarming,” she said with a laugh. “My Pretty Pony!”
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