LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Timothée Chalamet attends the Dune Photocall in London ahead of the film's release on 21st October in central London on October 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)
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The 12 Best Timothée Chalamet Movies, Ranked
12. Interstellar
You may not have noticed pre-fame Timothée Chalamet in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” but while his part is easy to miss, his 15-year-old Tom is still a crucial part of the film. As the young Tom, Chalamet plays into Nolan’s vulnerable and emotional story and does an excellent job of laying the groundwork for Casey Affleck to take over as older Tom.
11. Hostiles
Like “Interstellar,” Chalamet’s role in the 2017 western “Hostiles” is small, but he makes the most of his relatively few scenes. Chalamet plays Privat Phillippe DeJardin, who is part of a group of soldiers tasked with transporting a Cheyenne war chief, and although Chalemet’s character has an early exit, the rest of the film is well worth watching.
10. Hot Summer Nights
Elijah Bynum’s directorial debut has slickness and style to spare as it traces the story of Chalamet’s Daniel who begins dealing drugs. The movie was filmed before Chalamet’s fame but released into it, and throughout the project, Chalamet projects a cool that’s knowingly effortful and full of adolescent insecurity for an electric performance.
9. The King
2019’s “The King” was Chalamet’s first film that belonged to him and him alone, and he commands the frame from start to finish. Chalamet disappears inside the twisted, tortured psychology of his character, Hal, and although it’s an unusually muted performance from the extroverted actor, it works because he commits to the brooding.
8. Beautiful Boy
Playing the real-life recovering meth addict, Nic Sheff, Chalamet is a raw nerve, bundled with tics and anxieties as he torturously plunges into the depths of addiction and recovery. Although his performance is a bit overwrought — as is the movie itself — Chalamet acts with a combustible emotionality that shows his character at his most vulnerable.