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  • (gentle piano music)

  • - [Narrator] If you live under a rock and have never seen

  • this sculpted immaculate face before,

  • it belongs to Timothee Hal Chalamet

  • who's arguably become the internet Crown Prince,

  • seemingly overnight.

  • But Chalamet was acting successful for years

  • before becoming a Hollywood It Boy.

  • So what happened to make Instagram explode

  • every time one of his floopy curls dropped

  • just so into his green eyes?

  • Why does Twitter analyze and obscure image of

  • the contents of his pantry?

  • Like it's a reveal into assault.

  • If you're one of those people who just doesn't get it,

  • this video might explain what the hype is all about.

  • Born in Manhattan, New York on December 27th, 1995,

  • this Capricorn King made his first onscreen appearance

  • in an episode of "Law and Order" by the time he was 13.

  • Within the next few years,

  • he secured roles on shows such as,

  • "Royal Pains" and "Homeland".

  • By 19, fresh out of graduating from the prestigious

  • program at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts,

  • he made his debut in Hollywood Blockbusters

  • like Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • and Jason Reitman's, "Men, Women, and Children".

  • Although while Chalamet continued his education

  • attending Columbia University,

  • where he studied Cultural Anthropology for a year

  • before transferring to New York University's

  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study

  • in order to begin pursuing his acting career.

  • Timothy's true breakout occurred

  • when he appeared in back to back appearances

  • of Greta Gerwig, "Ladybird"

  • and Luca Guadagino's, "Call Me by Your Name".

  • His performance was praised and both of these

  • Indie Oscar nominated darlings

  • as well as his hair, as it should be.

  • And "Call Me by Your Name"

  • for which he learned Italian,

  • Chalamet took piano and guitar lessons

  • along with self-testing the logistics.

  • of the now iconic peach theme.

  • His performance has earlier garnered him

  • a slew of awards, including Academy Award,

  • and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor.

  • He became the youngest man to be nominated

  • for an Oscar for Best Actor in 80 years.

  • Since then, he has starred in several more

  • Oscar nominated films including 2018's,

  • "Beautiful Boy" alongside Steve Carell,

  • and Greta Gerwig, 2019 adaptation of "Little Women".

  • Beyond epic sagas and longing softwood glances,

  • there has been huge amounts of hype

  • for his roles as the leading man in films like,

  • "The King" and the upcoming "Dune".

  • So what is that je ne sai quoi

  • so many of us have found magnetizing,

  • that makes us type out his name into every search engine

  • to access the full archive of embarrassing interviews

  • and high school skits available for our digital pleasure?

  • I have done this .

  • Timothy Chalamet is not one of the first

  • internet boyfriends, but he is perhaps one of the youngest.

  • According to The Cut, here are some of the qualifications

  • it takes to be an internet boyfriend.

  • Enlightened masculinity, an aura of authenticity,

  • idealized vulnerability, enough mystery, enough charm

  • and of course, he must be incredibly memeable and givable.

  • But according to The Cut,

  • internet boyfriends are also,

  • old enough that a teenager will find him refreshingly mature

  • and a grown grown up can lust after him with impunity.

  • In 2018, The Guardian described the burgeoning

  • momentum propelling the star forward as Chalamania,

  • and posed the question,

  • "Chalamet is inspiring rabid hysteria

  • reminiscent of DiCaprio's Leomania

  • at the height of his Titanic fame.

  • But will really be as big?"

  • They also note that while popularity comes and goes,

  • the term Mania only sticks true to cultural phenomenon,

  • dating back past DiCaprio to Beatlemania in the 1960s.

  • And while in general people on the internet

  • love to compare him to young Leo,

  • there have also been comparisons to even more mystical icons

  • like James Dean and River Phoenix.

  • If there's anything Timothy has also cultivated

  • besides a massive following,

  • it is a trusted brand of non-toxic masculinity

  • for a new generation.

  • Writer N.T. Donna who coined the phrase, 'art throb'

  • to describe a new breed of male celebrities

  • that were being celebrated for their creativity,

  • authenticity, and most of all for breaking

  • heteronormative representations of machismo.

  • Timothy shot to stardom being a beloved object

  • of the queer and female gaze.

  • And he continuously showcases that it's bolder

  • and braver to embrace duality

  • than to conform to a certain masculine expectation,

  • for which there's perhaps no clear outlet,

  • than is fashion.

  • And one of his most iconic gender bending photo shoots

  • with Co-Star Saoirse Ronan,

  • he was sweet and demure and ruffles and pearls,

  • while she rocked bold suits with strong lines.

  • The shoot paid homage to the fact that in

  • "Little Women", the two also shared wardrobe pieces

  • to play up their characters' masculine,

  • feminine, fluidity and dynamic.

  • Moreover, Timmy starts a conversation

  • nearly every time he hits the Red Carpet,

  • with the internet uniting to impact

  • every gleam of his eye that matches the gleam

  • of his glittery Louis Vuitton hoodie

  • and sparkling harness or bib as he loves to call it.

  • And maybe it's as simple as the fact that

  • Timothy lets you love him for being completely himself.

  • He allows himself to be excited, weird, nervous,

  • constantly acknowledging how star struck he is

  • by his own experiences.

  • For example, telling Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes

  • Red Carpet, "We've never met but dude,

  • I grew up with you,

  • you were beamed into my living room

  • every Monday night? For American Idol."

  • He's a product of the generation.

  • So, the internet is rife with embarrassing videos

  • from his youth but Timothy has no shame.

  • He alluded to his viral high school project,

  • a rap about statistics during his speech

  • at Graduate Together America honors the High School Class

  • of 2020 thanking the teacher who signed it to him,

  • not to mention his other side.

  • Though he has no bad angles,

  • which was reserved for smoldering

  • and brooding looks high art and Haute couture

  • that make you know he is interesting.

  • And maybe he's just as pretentious as his name sounds.

  • Frank Ocean can ask Timmy not to quote his own songs to him

  • and Virgil Abloh can put matching looks together

  • for him and his mom.

  • That is just cool.

  • His persona is a work of art.

  • He's completely relatable yet wholly unattainable.

  • Chalamet is not only gen Zs Crown Prince,

  • he's also an ambassador for what

  • they have to bring to the table.

  • Creativity, tolerance, passion,

  • and a will to change the world.

  • And they're going to do it by celebrating

  • love and diversity, championing vulnerability

  • and rocking some really killer Insta worthy looks.

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