Damien Chazelle is an American screenwriter and director. He is best known for his involvement in critically acclaimed movies like Whiplash and La La Land which received a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations, winning six including Best Director.
Damien Chazelle: Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Damien was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 19, 1985, to a Roman Catholic family as the son of Celia (née Martin) Chazelle, an American-Canadian writer, and professor of history, and father, Bernard Chazelle, a French-American.
He belongs to a mixed ethnic background of French, English, Scottish, and distant Dutch.
He attended Princeton High School and later studied filmmaking in the Visual and Environmental Studies department at Harvard University and graduated in 2007.
Damien Chazelle: Career, Awards, Net Worth
Damien Chazelle subsequently wanted to be a musician and struggled to make it as a jazz drummer in the initial days. After realizing he never had the talent to be a great musician, after high school he pursued filmmaking again.
His first film was as a writer and director for the film Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. The work that helped him gain prominence was, however, the movie Whiplash which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Damien has since then been part of numerous movies and television series some of them include The Last Exorcism Part II, Grand Piano, and 10 Cloverfield Lane. La La Land received critical and commercial acclaim and went on to win 7 of its Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It also received a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations.
Having already won prestigious awards like the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, and more, Damien has established himself as one of the most talented and versatile directors in the show business at present. He has a total of 60 wins and 111 nominations to his name.
Although the exact amount of salary of Damien cannot be found, his net worth is estimated to be around $10 million as of 2022.
Damien Chazelle’s Rumors, Controversy
Damien has not been involved in any notable controversies to date and has been successful in maintaining a good public image.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Damien Chazelle has a height of 5 feet 9½ inches (1.77 m) and weighs 70 kg. He has green eyes and black hair.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Damien is active on Twitter and Instagram accounts but he is not active on his Facebook account. He has more than 37k followers on Twitter and he has over 8k followers on Instagram accounts.