Timothée Chalamet: The Adaptation King

At the age of 27, Timothée Chalamet has been in 8 adaptation films. To celebrate his hard work, let’s reflect on each of his adapted movies!

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In every movie I’ve seen Timothée Chalamet in, I’m always left speechless. He’s an actor that can play in any genre and still serve us a performance worth crying, laughing, or swooning over. Within the last decade and a half, he’s appeared in eight adaptation films, and it does not look like he’s stopping the train! Here are eight adaptations you should watch if you love Chalamet!

1. Men Women & Children as Danny Vance (2014)

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In Chad Kultgen’s novel Men Women & Children a group of parents rival against the internet as it controls their lives and their children’s.

Though a minor role in Men Women & Children, Chalament was able to channel the mind of a football bully jock. A lot of his scenes were snipped from the film, but for the people that are familiar with the movie, they would remember Ansel Elgort as Tim picking up Chalamet like a pack of potatoes. Classic, if you ask me.

2. The Adderall Diaries as Young Stephen (2015)

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Based on Stephen Elliot’s life, Stephen must reconnect with his estranged father amidst the homicide of Hans Reiser’s death.

Timothée places a younger version of Stephen in this crime-induced true crime story!

Call Me by Your Name as Elio (2017)

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Teenager Elio Perlman falls in love with his father’s student intern, Oliver, during the summer of 1983 in Italy.

Retrospectively I can understand the very serious issue of the age gap, and with Armie Hammer’s legal issues, you can’t help but cringe. Regardless of that, it’s safe to say Timothée’s role as Elio completely changed his life. His acting alongside the beautiful cinematography and director Luca Guadagnino, we were bound to get a magical piece of art.

Beautiful Boy as Nic Sheff (2018)

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Another adaptation, another memoir. Nicolas Sheff appears to have it all– good grades, artistry, athletics, and a great job. However, a severe addiction problem soon threatens his life and strains his family.

As Nicolas Sheff, Chalamet was able to admit a more vulnerable, heartbreaking side to his skills belt. This visceral story shows us its life through suffering and struggle – addiction and the act of relapsing.

Little Women as Laurie (2019)

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The four March sisters live a life of heartache, death, love, and family.

I’ll admit I was hesitant to watch the remake of Little Women, as the classic movie was such a core memory for me. Christian Bale, as Laurie, will always have my heart, but Timothée really did an amazing job! Boyish, fun, whimsical, and a hopeless romantic, Chalament really stole the movie. And his love story with Amy will be one I’ll always remember. Needless to say, the friends-to-lovers trope has my heart.

Dune as Paul Atreides (2021)

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Paul Atreides begins to experience visions of a young woman he has never met amidst a powerful force that goes into conflict between his family and the world. He must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe.

Chalament is stepping into the science fiction world, where a unique series is getting built. This guy can play in any genre– and Dune is a perfect example of playing a badass.

Bones and All as Lee (2022)

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Maren Yearly is a cannibal. She can’t help what she is. As she journeys to find her father (mother in the movie), she stumbles across different cannibals– one of them being Lee.

Horror and Romance never looked so hot or revolting. In Bones and All, Chalament proves time and time again, he is a natural in romance and anything that involves the strange and unusual. Note: you may want to skip the popcorn and snacks when watching this movie.

Wonka as Willy Wonka (2023)

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A prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is making its way to the big screens. Not much is disclosed on what exactly Wonka will entail – only that this new iteration is set before the timeline of the book. From first looks, Timothée is bringing to life a styling young Wonka!


Timothée has a long road ahead of him in his acting career. Dare I say… he’s the next Leonardo Dicaprio?

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