Timothée Chalamet’s breakthrough, however, came with a starring role as Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino’s sultry, queer coming-of-age film Call Me by Your Name(2017), based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman). One... influential peach scene in particular shot the actor to global fame, earning him an Oscar nomination for best actor, and the dubious title of the “internet’s boyfriend”.
From there, Chalamet’s career has gone from strength to strength (if we all just try to forget that Woody Allen film). In 2017, he starred opposite Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, rejoining his co-star and director for an acclaimed adaptation of Little Women, released in 2019.
Other notable roles for Chalamet include the drug-addicted teenage son to Steve Carell’s father figure in the 2018 film Beautiful Boy(we can all agree that the title is particularly apt). The same year, it was announced that the actor would star in Wes Anderson’s latest feature film, The French Dispatch, though the release was subsequently postponed due to coronavirus. Similarly, Chalamet’s lead role opposite Zendaya in Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Dune was controversially delayed amid Covid-19. Chalamet will also portray Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s upcoming film, Going Electric, and is set to reunite with Guadagnino for both a cannibal movie and a sequel to Call Me by Your Name.