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Top five favorite Timothée Chalamet movies

| Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The 24-year-old actor has had my heart since day one. The first movie I ever saw him in was “Call Me By Your Name” and after watching it I was hooked. He is brilliantly talented and seems like a very genuine guy. For this Inside Column, I asked my roommates for ideas, and together we procrastinated on our homework and compiled a list of our favorite Timothée Chalamet movies. Please enjoy and I am sorry if there are any spoilers!  

1. “Little Women” 

In this movie, Chalamet played Laurie, the character that falls in love and proposes to Jo March (played by the queen Saoirse Ronan), but is turned down. Chalamet does an amazing job of growing with his character throughout the film. When he is pouring his heart to Jo on the hillside, you can’t help but feel his pain. He made the character so real through the screen. Now when many picture Laurie, they think of Chalamet. That’s when you know he did a good job. Plus this movie is an American classic; it was one of the best movies to come out in 2019. 

2. “Beautiful Boy” 

For this film, Chalamet took on a very hard role. He plays a methamphetamine addict and you see his journey of becoming sober. This movie has you crying practically the entire time. Chalamet’s performance was out of this world. His chemistry with Steve Carrell (who played his father) was perfect. Nothing bad can be said for this movie. If you are looking for a good cry, this is the perfect movie for you. 

3. “Call Me By Your Name”

As stated in the introduction of this article, “Call Me By Your Name” has a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw with Chalamet in it. Located somewhere in northern Italy around the 1980’s, the audience follows the love story between Oliver and Elio. Chalamet plays Elio, a teenager trying to figure out his life, just like we all are. It’s a coming of age love story; it portrays a summer where two people fall in love. This indie film was a turning point for his career. The raw emotions he portrays in this movie are like none other. 

4. “The King”

Okay, all I need to say is Timothée Chalamet has a British accent. That should sell everyone to watch this movie honestly. But in reality, Chalamet plays a brilliant young Henry V and the movie follows him through war and treachery. These are big shoes to fill and Chalamet sets the bar. Throughout the movie, you can see clear character development. Set in the 1400’s the movie touches on very interesting political aspects. He carries this movie with ease and yet another outstanding performance.  

5. “Lady Bird” 

This is also a coming of age film starring Saoirse Ronan. Although Chalamet was a minor character in this movie, I want to give it credit. It was brilliantly directed and connected a lot with its audience. Both Ronan and Chalamet had perfect chemistry and were able to tell an amazing story along the way.

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