Timothee Chalamet is one of the most talked-about young actors in Hollywood. The recipient of countless accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, four Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, he's been wowing the critics ever since his breakthrough role in 2017's "Call Me by Your Name." Now aged 25, his chiseled cheekbones, androgynous style, and bouffant hairdo have earned him as much of a name in fashion as in movie circles. Understandably, he's not exactly struggling to make ends meet these days. Even so, you might be surprised at just how much money he's managed to make since his days as a child actor. Get ready for a visit from the green-eyed monster as we examine just how much Timothee Chalamet is worth and exactly how he made his fortune.
How much is Timothee Chalamet worth?
Sure, he's been in some films. He's dabbled with a bit of modeling. But he's still only 25 years old. Feasibly, just how rich can a 25-year-old be? As it turns out, very. While we don't have access to his bank account details, we do have access to Celebrity Net Worth. According to them, the actor is worth the phenomenal amount of $10 million. How'd he make it? By abandoning his dreams of becoming a soccer player and turning to acting instead...
The Early Years
Chalamet, who holds both US and French citizenship, was born on December 27, 1995, in New York City. As a child, he spent most of his summers with his father's parents in their home near the French city of Lyon. While there, he coached younger children at a soccer camp, an experience that helped fuel his childhood dream of becoming a professional soccer player. Back home in the US, he got accepted into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. There, his sporting ambitions quickly gave way to acting ones. By the time he graduated, he'd earned rave reviews for his appearances in school productions, and had even begun to make a name for himself in the wider world. A brief stint at Columbia studying cultural anthropology followed, but within a year, he'd transferred to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study to focus fully on his budding acting career.
From Commercials to Films
After discovering his passion for acting as a child, Chalamet convinced his parents to let him audition for roles. He proved successful, and before he'd even hit his teens, he'd starred in numerous commercials and even a few short films. His first TV job came courtesy of a guest appearance in an episode of "Law & Order." From there, the parts started racking up, with recurring roles in "Royal Pains" and "Homeland" helping to push him to ever greater prominence. In 2014, he made his feature film debut in the drama "Men, Women & Children." That same year, he picked up rave reviews in his role as Tom Cooper in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." The next two years were a busy time for Chalamet, with roles in "One & Two" and "The Adderall Diaries," among others. In 2016, he received rave reviews and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Jim Quinnin in John Patrick Shanley's autobiographical play Prodigal Son at Manhattan Theatre Club.
By 2017, Chalamet was picking up rave reviews for his performances but hadn't yet reached the stage where he could pick and choose his parts. In fact, he's since revealed he was disappointed "Interstellar" didn't catapult his career in the way he believed it would and that he was turned down for numerous parts in the years that immediately followed its release. But then along came "Call Me by Your Name" and suddenly, Timothee Chalamet was the name on everyone's lips. The New York Times called him one of the 10 best actors of the year. Time named his performance as one of the 10 best performances of the year. He became the third-youngest person in history to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Basically, he was 'it' and he's remained 'it' ever since. His performance as a meth-addicted teenager in 2018's "Beautiful Boy" won him oodles of praise, as did his appearance in "Little Women" and Woody Allen's "A Rainy Day in New York" (a film he refused to promote after learning of the sexual abuse allegations made against Allen - a decision which didn't stop the film from becoming a worldwide box office smash, but which did do wonders for his reputation with the woke crowd).
The Most Influential Man in Fashion
Chalamet has achieved success on the strength of his talents. Anyone who's seen him in "Call Me by Your Name" wouldn't hesitate to agree. But the level of fame he now enjoys, not to mention how frequently he graces the pages of fashion magazines, has as much to do with his image as his acting chops. Once described by GQ as "the best-dressed man in the world" and by Vogue as the most influential man in the fashion world, the only person who's managed to achieve quite so much kudos for their ability to play around with the traditional boundaries between masculinity and femininity is probably former One Directioner, Harry Styles.
The Love Life
Hollywood loves a power couple, and the world's a sucker for a love story. In 2018, rumors began to fly that Chalamet had struck up a relationship with Johhny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' daughter, Lily-Rose. First, they were seen strolling around New York together, then there were those infamous paparazzi snaps of them canoodling on a yacht, then came the numerous joint red carpet appearances. Not since Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg had there been a Gallic romance like it. People loved them apart but loved them even more together. But then came the abrupt breakup. Heartbreaking though it may have been for them, the split didn't exactly do their celerity status any harm... although if meaww.com is to be believed, a reconciliation might already be in the cards.
There's only one reason Timothee Chalamet achieved a net worth of $10 million - talent. His cheekbones might be what drives fashion editors wild, but it's his talent that has earned him the title of the best actor of his generation, and his talent that lets him command the paychecks he does. With upcoming projects that include the musical "Wonka" and Adam McKay's star-filled Netflix original comedy "Don't Look Up," the future's looking brighter than ever.
Written by Allen Lee
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