Damien Chazelle
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Damien Chazelle



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 “La La Land” with $445 million worldwide and five Oscars, including one making Chazelle the youngest best director winner ever, that made him a veritable Hollywood player. Now he’s following up that success by reteaming with “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling in the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man.” He also joins 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)

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Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle Discuss 'First Man'

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle Discuss 'First Man'

"First Man" screened at the Toronto Film Festival and Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T to discuss the importance of the moon-landing film."I was less interested in doing a biopic about Neil Armstrong and more about trying to figure out how we as a nation got to the moon," said director Chazelle, who helmed the 2016 Academy-Award winning movie "La La Land," which also starred Gosling.While doing extensive research about the real-life people...


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