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Damien Chazelle


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 62 wins & 114 nominations. See more awards »

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La La Land
La La Land Writer
(2016)
Whiplash
Whiplash Writer
(2014)
10 Cloverfield Lane
(2016)

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 2016/I 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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5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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As a drummer, you're always fighting for a level that you never quite attain. See more »

Trivia:

He is the son of Celia (Martin), a writer, and Bernard Chazelle, a computer scientist. His father is French, from Clamart. His mother was born in California, to an English-born, Beverly Hills-raised, father, and a Calgary-born, Canadian mother. Damien's mother was later herself raised in Calgary, before returning to the U.S. See more »

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His films often revolve around people who are defined by Their potential talent and ambition See more »

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Capricorn

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