Timothée Chalamet used to visit his father’s homeland quite often when he was a young boy, there he learned the language and grew to love playing soccer. In his teenage years, just like his peers, he became fond of rap music, and even managed to do a statistics presentation in a song form. His teacher did not appreciate the creativity, however, the classmates were ecstatic. Despite similar pranks (and there were multiple of them) LaGuardia teachers acknowledged Timothée’s creative abilities and thought him to be one of the top students.
Tymothée’s last name is pronounced as « [ʃ a l a m ˈ:ə] » with the stress falling on the last letter.
The movie about this relationship was highly appraised and has received significant critical acclaim by cinema community, and got four nominations for the Academy Award, including “Best Actor”. 22-years-old Timothée, however, lost to Gary Oldman, who got the Oscar for his performance in Darkest Hour.
When at the casting, a young actor was asked whether he could play the piano his answer was affirmative because Timothée took piano lessons up until he was 12. Only when he’d already got the role, he understood that he completely forgot how to do that. Timothée had to retake daily lessons with an Italian musician for a month.