Birthday: 19-01-1985
Age: 34
Star sign: Aquarius

Damien Chazelle (Damien Sayre Chazelle) was born on 19 January, 1985. He is a screenwriter and director. Famously known for directing Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016), he has had many more movies to his acclaim. Chazelle was born in Providence, Rhode Island in a Roman Catholic family. His mother and father, Celia Chazelle and Bernard Chazelle are both professors by profession. Celia Chazelle is a history professor at The College Of New Jersey and Bernard Chazelle is the Eugene Higgins professor of computer science at Princeton University.

Chazelle’s sister, Anna, is a circus performer and an actress. Chazelle didn’t start with filmmaking, even though it was his first love. He wanted to be a musician and tried to make his way through Princeton High School as a jazz drummer. His teacher at the school went on to become his inspiration for the intense Terry Fletcher in his film Whiplash. However, contrary to the protagonist in Whiplash, Chazelle was certain that the talent required for great music,was not present in him.

So turning back towards his first love, he graduated in the year 2007, from Harvard University, having studied film making in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department. While at Harvard, he met Jasmine McGlade and the couple married in 2010, their marriage lasted for four years before their divorce in the year 2014. Chazelle’s directorial debut was in the year 2009, with a musical, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. He was the producer, cinematographer, soundtrack lyricist, and the editor for the musical.

In the year 2013, he directed and wrote a short film, Whiplash, which a year later became his breakthrough in film industry. Whiplash was created as a short film to premier at the Sundance Film Festival to raise funds for the film. The same year he worked on the story and screenplay of The Last Exorcism II, and as a writer on Grand Piano. Year 2014 launched him as a director in Hollywood with his film Whiplash. The movie earned an Academy Award nomination for the best-adapted screenplay and BAFTA nominations for best direction and best original screenplay.

In 2016, he worked as a co-writer for “10 Clover field Lane” and as the director and writer for the critically acclaimed blockbuster movie “La La Land.” The movie won seven awards at the Golden Globes, 5 of the 11 nominations at the BAFTA and had 14 nominations at the Academy Awards. Chazelle won the best director at the Academy Awards, BAFTA, and the Golden Globes.

Seth Gordon English Actor

Seth Gordon

Seth Gordon is a renowned American Film Director, Producer, Screen-Writer and Film Editor. He was born in Evanston, Illinois. He went to Yale’s University where he studied architecture till 1997. He left the university to teach high school, in the small village of Shimanyiro, Kenya. He taught there for six months. When he was in Shimanyiro, he helped there to develop the model of a village adjoining the Ugandan border. He took his video camera with him. He decided to film the process of construction. Later his stay in Kenya became troublesome. Gordon got some money to improve the school, but it caused a rift of need and greed in his personal life. He filmed the messy stage of his life too and placed it in the documentary. He learned how to edit the footage through ‘Avid Editing Machine’ by himself. Whatever he shot in Shimanyiro later became the documentary named ‘Building Shimanyiro.’ He later worked for Barbara Kopple’s and Cecilia Peck’s documentary, ‘Shut Up and Sing’ which centers Dixie Chicks. He also worked on ‘New York Doll’ which revolves around a member of the 1970s band ‘New York Dolls.’ After his earlier works, he decided to come out of his cocoon and take some risk. He was a video game fan in his childhood, and as he says he was so feeble that his parent never took him to the beach. So he returned to video games for his directional début ‘King of Kong.’ New Line Cinema decided to turn, ‘The King of Kong’ into a fiction film with Gordon as the director of the movie. His career attained new heights in 2008, when Gordon directed ‘Four Christmas’ which he described as an “Unprecedented, Staggering, and Irrational Leap.” He also worked as a screen-Writer for ‘Freakonomics.’ In 2011 he directed ‘Horrible Bosses’ and made a cameo in the movie. His produced documentary ‘Undefeated’ won ‘Documentary Oscar’ in 2012. In 2013 he directed ‘Identity Thief’ which resulted in box office collection of $134.5 Million. Gordon is now going to direct ‘Baywatch’ starring Indian Beauty, Priyanka Chopra. He has directed several music videos and commercials. He also directed one episode each of ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Community’ and several episodes of ‘Parks and Recreations.’ He is the director and executive producer of ‘The Goldberg’s.’ Gordon lives with his girlfriend in West LA and has directed and produced various films and television series. Witherspoon says about Gordon, “He is a real Cinephile.” He is a successful and famous director.

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