Dune: the meteoric rise of Timothée Chalamet, icon of millennials

PORTRAIT – In four years, the Franco-American actor, starring in Dune, his first blockbuster, established himself as the new darling of cinema thanks to demanding independent films.

From the Croisette, where he presented The French Dispatch, at the Mostra, where he unveiled Dune, his first name chanted by hundreds of fans pierced the eardrums. As Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt approach their 60th birthday, where Johnny Depp is only a shadow of himself, Timothée Chalamet demonstrates that the epithet superstar has a future in the XXIe century. In four years, without going through the blockbuster, the 25-year-old Franco-American actor has established himself as the voice and face of Millennial Hollywood thanks to demanding independent films. Dune is his first foray into a big budget production.

Herbert’s sci-fi monument is a homecoming for the one we only saw for a few minutes in Interstellar. Appeared in season 3 of Homeland, he bursts the screen at the end of 2017 with Call Me by Your Name, the sensual tale of awakening to desire by Luca Guadagnino. The New Yorker, born to a journalist father in Parisian and a dancer mother, embodies a falling teenager

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