Damien Chazelle
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Chazelle Productions, Inc.


Film Director

Chazelle was already a director to watch thanks to his 2014 indie breakout “Whiplash” — an Oscar nom for best picture and adapted screenplay — but it was his musical drama “La La Land,” with $445 million worldwide and five Oscars, including one making Chazelle the youngest best director winner ever, that raised him up to the ranks of true Hollywood player. Now he’s following up that success by re-teaming with “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling in the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man.” He has also joined a slew of A-list names signing on to work with Netflix, as he exec produces and sometime directs the Paris-set musical “The Eddy.” Also on tap is a straight-to-order series for Apple — details are scarce, but Chazelle will write and direct every episode.




  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
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Listen: Damien Chazelle on 'First Man' and 'Surreal' Oscars EnvelopeGate

Listen: Damien Chazelle on 'First Man' and 'Surreal' Oscars EnvelopeGate

PLAYBACK is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today's hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday.Filmmaker Damien Chazelle had quite the act to follow after "La La Land," the 2016 musical that tied the record for Oscar nominations and marked him as the youngest person to ever win the Academy Award for directing. He's answered with "First Man," the story of Neil Armstrong's journey from personal tragedy to the absolute heights of...


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