Timothée Chalamet


  1. Asa Butterfield, Miss Peregrine’s Home fior Peculiar Children, 2015.   ‘A scary Mary Poppins,” said auteur Tim Burton. Losing a role wasn’t dejection, said the Franco-American Chalamet. “There’s always gratitude to be working. And yet, when I saw Interstellar and it’s my favorite director and McConaughey’s just killing it –  and I was there – it’s a feeling of, man, I’m getting close.” Call Me By Your Name and Beautiful Boy  were closer and led to his Paul Atreides in the third Dune, 2019.
  2. Tye Sheridan, X-Men: Apocalypse, 2015. “A big monster of a movie,” declared propducer-director Bryan Singer. “A kinda conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters.” Chalamet, Jamie Blackley, Luke Bracey, Taron Egerton, Ben Hardy, Josh Hutcherson, Logan Lerman, Dylan O’ Brien, Jesse Plemons and Charlie Rowe – they all  tested to  inherit  James Marsden’s Scott Summers/Cyclops from the opening quartet, 1999-2013. Chalamet had not yet arrived…
  3. Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea, 2016.    Auditioned as Patrick Chandler. But Hedges won the Oscar nomination. The two guys co-starred opposite  Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird, in 2017.
  4. Tom Holland, Captain America: Civil War, 2015.Wanted: a new and young Spider-Man for what amounted to The Avengers: Part 2.5 and, of course, a teaser for future Spideyverse tales. Despite vigorous interest from Brits Daniel Radcliffe to Freddie Highmore, the reported ten finalists to succeed Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker were: Timothée Chalamet, Canadian Liam James, Logan Lerman, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz, Dylan O’Brien, Charlie Plummer, Chandler Riggs, Charlie Rowe, Nat Wolff.  Plus Londoner Asa Butterfield, way too tall in his tests with a shorter Robert Downey Jr (but OK to co-star with Chalamet in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 2015).  During a 2013, Holland said what he wanted an action movie with humour. “Maybe Spider-Man, in ten years’ time.  The reboot of the reboot, if they do that.” They did. He did – becoming the youngest Spidey on June 23, 2015. The hero was 15, the actor was 19. His predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were 25 and 27 back in their day.


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