Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody… they are all part of the big, glamorous family of films that great director Wes Anderson has accumulated over the years, reuniting again and again on the big screen. All three parts of his last omnibus movie French Dispatch For the census, Anderson was seriously expanding the family – in Cannes, actors were dropped on the red carpet not by a limousine, but by a huge tour bus. Anderson’s newest passenger highlight: Timothée Chalamet, the young deity of Generation Z, dressed in a gorgeous gold suit.
A few hours earlier, Chalamet—clad in sober black—told us at the edge of a rooftop pool about his role as rude student leader on May 68 Zeffirelli, and Louis Anderson adored him. “I saw Rushmore (Anderson’s second feature film, from 1998, LTR) When I was twelve years old, it inspired me deeply. Delivery Ralph Fiennes in Grand Budapest Hotel I thought it was one of the best I’ve ever seen. So I was ecstatic when Wes suddenly called me. I really wanted to play any small role for him. When he gave me a portion of Zeffirelli, which was very large and above all very original, I was very grateful.”
According to Chalamet, Anderson is one of the most recognizable film authors in the world: “Few directors know exactly what they’re doing as he does. In New York, there was a whole store dedicated to him—you could buy all kinds of things inspired by his work. It’s a dream of becoming a tapestry.” In this wonderful world as an actor.”
Anderson’s assertive vision required strict discipline, Chalamet soon discovered: “A month and a half before shooting, I received an email from Wes. He wrote: “There were times when the new actors in my sets were somewhat loose in their dialogues. So please, Make sure you know your words. I’m starting to get banned more than ever.” (Laughs)
Not only did the words have to be absolutely correct, Chalamet’s movements were also guided by the standard. “In a certain scene, my co-star Lina Khoudary and I are facing each other, and we both stick a picture on the wall. We replay that scene 40 or 50 times,” Chalamet said with a chuckle. “Not because we didn’t play them well, but literally because we didn’t exactly paste our shots. In the middle of the frame – we had to keep looking at each other the whole time while we did it, so with each shot I said to myself, “Oh my God, I really hope you stay hanging this time…” (Laughs) So it is very accurate! ”
Chalamet can’t be kept off the big screen these days: French Dispatch Barely coming a few weeks after the release Dune, in which he played his first real starring role. In the United States, both titles appeared in theaters at the same time. This was not originally intended: French Dispatch It was supposed to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2020, Dune It was due in December 2020. But then Corona came. “It was very frustrating,” Chalamet admits. “I’ve never felt like this before. All the time waiting and waiting, knowing there are some great films waiting to be presented to the world…”
By Piper Hamlin
The long cessation of the epidemic did not in any way affect the enormous popularity of Chalamet. so called Schalmania, the Beatles hysteria surrounding the young American woman with French roots, which arose after the unexpected success of Call me by your name, more alive than ever. Watch his arrival at the MET gala last month. What started as an art show in collaboration with French artist JR, ended with a Pied Piper-of-Hamelen-like scene on the crowded streets of New York: Those who watched Instagram-page chalets (where he has 14.5 million followers), he was able to follow how the young actor gathered around him while walking less than a kilometer.
Chalamet is a magnet for fans, filmmakers and fashion designers. Stella McCartney, Haider Ackerman, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and other competitors stumble upon each other for his dress – knowing that his red carpet appearances always rocks all social media. Chalamet has a unique look: a mixture of childlike innocence and wisdom, which makes him the perfect candidate for the roles of boys who suddenly have a huge responsibility.
Not coincidentally, Chalamet has played the role of young King Henry V in recent years (the king), charismatic revolutionary (French Dispatch) And intergalactic heir to the throne with the attributes of Christ (Dune). or in words Sand dunes-Director Denis Villeneuve, at the Shanghai Film Festival: “Timothy looks much younger than him. Sometimes I look through the viewfinder, and I see a 15-year-old standing there. But at the same time, he has the crazy charisma of an old-school Hollywood star. Put it in front of the camera And you’ll get a blast.”
French Dispatch Shows in cinemas from 10/27. Read Here Review.
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