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Call Me by Your Name star Timothée Chalamet is the new crush of Hollywood-Here are the five facts you need to know about the Oscar-nominated Actor

News by Kiara Watson Published on 06 Mar,2018 Updated on 06 Mar,2018

Though he didn't win Oscar this year, he has already won our hearts, yes we are talking about  The Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird star Timothee Chalamet

Chalamet received Oscar nomination for best actor for his performance in The Call Me by Your Name which makes him the third youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the youngest since 1939.

Here are the five facts about the actor who made his debut from Law & Order in 2009 and Call Me By Your Name breakout star.

5. Chalamet Initially Wanted To Pursue His Career As A Soccer Player

Initially, the 22-year-old rising star wanted to pursue his career as a professional soccer player. Talking to an interview in 2017, the Oscar-nominated star revealed his dream of becoming soccer player:

"To become a soccer player. I am French, after all. Growing up, I split my time between New York and a tiny village about two hours from Léon. In the US, we baby our young kids, but the French culture does not value youth. So soccer was what there was to do."

CAPTION: Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet SOURCE: Heavy

Chalamet is a big fan of AS Saint-Étienne.

4. He Once Dated Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Leon

Along with his breakthrough role in Call Me by Your Name and his charm, Chalamet has been one of the new crushes in the Hollywood and all of those who are curious about his dating life, the actor has dated Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon

CAPTION: Timothée Chalamet dated Lourdes Leon in 2013 SOURCE: EOnline

If we believe some sources, Chalamet and Leon dated during their teenage in 2013. At the time, they both were students at  Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. 

Recalling the past, the actor revealed about his romance with the 21-year-old singer in an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM:

"I usually don't talk about this stuff," 

They are still friend which he added saying:

"She hasn't seen [Call Me by Your Name] yet, but she's excited to." "She keeps teasing me about it. The movie itself she's very excited about, and the reception it's been getting is only a great thing, it's like the public appearance stuff around it, some of the late-night things I've done. I'll get made fun of."

Watch the full interview here:

Chalamet is single at present. 

3. He Auditioned For Spiderman

How many of you know that Chalamet has auditioned for Spiderman? Three years back, he auditioned for Spider-Man: Homecoming which he ruined in total panic. He explained:

"I read twice and I left sweating in a total panic,"

The actor added:

"I called my agent, Brian Swardstrom, and I said, 'Brian, I thought about this a lot and I have to go back and knock on that door and read again,' and he told me the story of Sean Young and how, in an attempt to become Catwoman [in Tim Burton's Batman Returns], had scared everyone away when she showed up at the studio gates in costume."

The role eventually went to Tom Holland.

2. Chalamet Pledged To Donate His Salary for His Upcoming Movie, A Rainy Day in New York to Time's Up

Due to the sexual abuse allegation against director Woody Allen by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, most of the cast members of the movie A Rainy Day in New York along with Chalamet have announced to donate their salary from the movie on charity.

The Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird star pledged to donate his salary from his upcoming movie of Woody Allen, A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: TIME’S UP, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN.

He made the announcement via his Instagram post on 16 January 2018.

CAPTION: Timothée Chalamet's Instagram post SOURCE: Instagram

He starred in the movie alongside Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber.

1.Showbiz Is In His Blood

Now we know the reason behind his talent-It is in his bloodline. 

Chalamet's older sister, Pauline Chalamet is also an actress. He is also a nephew of Rodman Flender who is actor, writer, and filmmaker. His aunty, Amy Lippman is a television producer and writer. She co-created the Fox teen drama Party of Five. Furthermore, his late grandfather Harold Flender was also a screenwriter.

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