Damien Chazelle

Active - 2009 - 2016  |   Born - Jan 19, 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States  |   Genres - Musical

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  • Both of his parents are college professors, teaching at schools like Yale and Princeton.
  • Wanted to be a jazz musician before deciding to focus on filmmaking.
  • Based the film Whiplash on his own experiences in his high school jazz band.
  • Went to college and eventually roomed with frequently collaborator Justin Hurwitz.
  • La La Land, only the third feature film he director, broke the record for most Golden Globe award wins and tied the record for most Oscar nominations for a single film.
  • Was the youngest person to win Best Director at the Golden Globes and at the Academy Awards with his 2017 win for La La Land.