Is Timothee Chalamet the New “Nepotism Baby” of Hollywood?
Timothee Chalamet has been making waves in Hollywood following his breakout film Call Me by Your Name. The twenty-three-year-old has become one of the hottest young Hollywood stars, being compared to both Leonardo DiCaprio and Jake Gyllenhaal for his talent. But is this meteoric rise due to talent, or is he just a “nepotism baby?”
Timothee Chalamet’s career began slowly with roles in television and short films before his breakout role in 2017’s Call Me By Your Name. After critical acclaim and a few award nominations, Timothee was cast in a major role in 2018’s Lady Bird, where he starred alongside Saoirse Ronan. This successful part solidified his Hollywood stardom and many of his major roles have come as a result.
The Role of Nepotism
Although Timothee Chalamet is undoubtedly talented and his name is now known throughout the film industry, many question the role of nepotism in his career. Chalamet’s father is a UNICEF editor and his mother is an editor at Random House, with many of his close friends and family being connected to the entertainment industry. He was even taken under the wing of Spielberg, being cast in multiple films. All of these key players might explain how Timothee managed to get in the door in Hollywood and jumpstart his career so quickly.
In the end, it is impossible to tell if Timothee Chalamet is a “nepotism baby.” He was undoubtedly helped in some way, most likely through networking, to get his foot in the door. However, his success follows his immense talent and dedication to the craft, therefore it is up to the viewer to decide whether his quick rise to stardom is due to good luck or hard work.