The sensation du jour
In spite of his youth (he is only 22), Franco-American actor Timothée Chalamet has a knack for choosing good roles. He’s currently starring in two of the most acclaimed feature films showing in cinemas right now. In Call Me by Your Name (released February 28th), he embodies, with tenderness and modesty, 17-year old Elio, who is passionate about reading and music, and who falls in love with an American student (Armie Hammer) during a sultry Italian summer. His sensitive and sensual depiction got him nominated at the Oscars for best actor, up against the incredibly established Gary Oldman. He’s also in the movie Lady Bird, another cinematographic nugget. This first go at directing by the American indie movie scene’s fetish actress, Greta Gerwig, (also released February 28th) was nominated in five categories on Oscar night. This time Timothée Chalamet plays a scholarly, intelligent and irresistible young man. A reflection of his true personality perhaps?