When in 2013, an 18-minute short film called ‘Whiplash’ was released, nobody knew that Hollywood was going to welcome an indomitable director and screenwriter. Yes, we’re talking about Damien Chazelle who has impressed the people at the early age of his career itself. It’s been only a few years to Damien in the industry but he has garnered a huge fame and money in this short span of time. Let’s have a look at his career, earnings, and net worth in 2019.
Born as Damien Sayre Chazelle on January 19, 1985, in Rhode Island, US, Damien Chazelle is an American film director and screenwriter. Damien belongs to a well-off and educated family. His mother, Celia Sayre Chazelle is a writer and professor at the ‘College of New Jersey’ while his father, Bernard Chezelle, is a professor of computer science at Princeton University. Being a son of such a highly educated parent, Damien too completed his education from the top university. Before completing his graduation from Harvard University with a degree in visual and environmental science, he completed his high school form Public High School, Princeton. Since his childhood, he has been interested in the films.
Damien Chazelle is a successful and handsome man, so having many link-ups is not a big deal for him. The versatile director first dated the filmmaker Jasmine McGlade and tied in the knot with her in 2010. Just in 4 years, they parted their ways when Damien became more intimate with actress Olivia Hamilton. Damien also has a sister named Anna Chazelle who is an actress.
Damien has been passionate about the music and scriptwriting since his childhood. By the end of high school, he became popular in his school for the scriptwriting as well as for his drum skills. As a young child, he was a good drummer but when he got a quick success with the scriptwriting, he put his music career aside. Before starting her career as a professional scriptwriting, he even had worked as a writer for hire. Damien made his directing debut in 2009 with a feature-length film ‘Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench’ but it went unnoticed. Then after 5 years, he made a comeback with a short film ‘Whiplash’ which bagged him several awards, nomination including 5 Oscar nominations, accolades, and the quick popularity.
After the ground-breaking success of ‘Whiplash’, Damien came with another remarkable film ‘La La Land’ in 2016. This film broke all the records at the box office and went on becoming one of the highest earning films of the year. This film alone received the 14 Oscar nominations and garnered numerous other prestigious awards & nominations for Damien. With this film, Damien became one of the best young directors of the Hollywood. After La La Land, he hasn’t given any films yet.
Awards & nominations
Damien has a less than one-decade career but in such a short span of time, he has won nearly 65 prestigious awards and 115 nominations. For his film La La Land, be bagged almost every award for the film directing category including the Oscar award and Golden Globe Award. He became the youngest ever film director to bag the Oscar award, just at the age of 32.
Net worth of Damien Chezelle
It won’t be wrong saying that Damien is a newcomer in the industry but he has already gained such a massive success that many directors can’t achieve even in their entire lifetime. Considering the fact, the phenomenal director must have amassed a huge net worth. His film La La Land has earned nearly $340 million at the global box office. This has not only increased his credibility but also the net worth. Damien is said to have a net worth of $12.5 million. His net worth will surely upsurge in the coming years as he is yet to reach the peak of his career.
Working hard for the years and then achieving the success is what everybody does. But a legend like Damien Chezelle makes his/her journey roaring with the first step itself.