Timothee Chalamet Received Some Hilariously Blunt Career Advice From Leonardo DiCaprio
— Updated on 19 March 2023

Timothee Chalamet Received Some Hilariously Blunt Career Advice From Leonardo DiCaprio

— Updated on 19 March 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

As the latest Hollywood “it” boy, Timothee Chalamet has been steadily following in the footsteps of James Dean, River Phoenix, and of course, Leonardo DiCaprio.

The 26-year-old thespian of Call Me By Your Name and Dune fame even experienced something of a full-circle moment when he shared a screen with the latter of his predecessors in Adam McKay’s satirical comedy Don’t Look Up.

But prior to this collaboration on the sound stages of Netflix, Leonardo DiCaprio

offered Timothee Chalamet some pretty direct guidance during their first encounter back in 2018 (which British Vogue describes as a moment of “near-literal baton passing”).

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The Career Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Timothee Chalamet

“One of my heroes – I can’t say who or he’d kick my ass – he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice,” said Timothee Chalamet.

 “No hard drugs and no superhero movies.”

Can’t really fault him for that one.

As we’ve previously noted, Chalamet’s career trajectory has been remarkably similar to that of young DiCaprio. To the point where you can actually break down the distinct beats – check it out below:

  • Coming-of-Age Hit
    TC: Call Me By Your Name (2017), Hot Summer Nights (2017), Lady Bird (2017)
    LD: This Boy’s Life (1993), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  • Period Drama / Portraying Royalty
    TC: The King (2019)
    LD: The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)
  • Addiction Film
    TC: The Adderall Diaries (2015), Beautiful Boy (2018)
    LD: The Basketball Diaries (1995)
  • Becoming A Heartthrob
    TC: Call Me By Your Name (2017), Little Women (2019)
    LD: Romeo + Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997)
  • Becoming A Queer Icon
    TC: Call Me By Your Name (2017)
    LD: Total Eclipse (1985)

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]