“Dune: Part Two”: the irresistible rise of Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet are six months apart. They began their careers and found success around the same time. Now an iconic couple of cinema in Dune According to Denis Villeneuve, these two representatives of Generation Z have reached the rank of superstars.

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Both Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet are child stars. Born in 1996, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman co-starred in the series. Move it Broadcast on the Disney Channel from 2010 to 2013. For his part, Timothée Hal Chalamet obtained his first major role in the series. Law and order in 2009. Although the teenager has also developed a parallel career as a model since her childhood, the actor, whose father is French and mother American, focuses on acting: as a child he participated in several advertisements and two horror short films.


Zendaya dances

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Zendaya dances to “Shake It Up” in


Timothée Chalamet in the “Law & Order” episode “Pledge” in 2009.

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Timothée Chalamet in the “Law & Order” episode “Pledge” in 2009.

Recognition

The Disney actress was then chosen to play the character of MJ in the Spiderman relaunch. Spider-Man: The Gathering (2017) where she plays alongside Tom Holland, who will become her husband, a role she plays again two years later in Spider-Man: Far From Home Then in Spider-Man: No Return in 2021. But this is the notable series Euphoria, broadcast on HBO since 2019, which elevates her to the rank of serious actresses. As Rue, the series’ main character, she plays a teenager just out of detox and trying to stop using drugs. The role earned Zendaya a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe, an MTV Award and numerous nominations.


Zendaya in “Euforia” in 2022.

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Zendaya in “Euforia” in 2022.

In 2013, Timothée Chalamet’s agent, Brian Swardstrom, had the idea of ​​introducing his client to Luca Guadagnino, the director who worked unsuccessfully for several years to bring call me by your name on the big screen. The feature film was finally released in 2017 and garnered a flurry of nominations. The young Chalamet was nominated for Oscars, BAFTA and Golden Globes. He will always leave empty-handed, but that doesn’t matter, now he is a star.


Timothée Chalamet nominated for the Oscar for best actor on March 4, 2018 for his role in “Call Me by Your Name.”

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Timothée Chalamet nominated for the Oscar for best actor on March 4, 2018 for his role in “Call Me by Your Name.”

Dune…and the red carpets

Timothée Chalamet was the first and only actor chosen by Denis Villeneuve for Dune released in 2021. “Timothée has incredible charisma, and he needed it for the public to believe that this young man is capable of forming and leading an army, then an entire planet,” explained Denis Villeneuve on the pages of USA Today at the time of the release of the first work. Zendaya, chosen even before the broadcast ofEuphoria, He had “undeniable chemistry” with his co-star, said Francine Maisler, the film’s head of distribution. “Zendaya was one of the five actresses who auditioned. She had an incredible presence.”


Zendaya wears her 'Dune'-inspired outfit at the film's world premiere in London on February 15.

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Zendaya wears her ‘Dune’-inspired outfit at the film’s world premiere in London on February 15.

But it is Zendaya who explains to Timothée Chalamet the art of method of dressing for the red carpets, that is, wearing suits that match the film being shown. For Dune, the duo wears matching or complementary clothing. Because Zendaya has had the services of Law Roach, who advises her on each of her public appearances. The self-dressing Timothée Chalamet learned quickly and made a splash on the Oscars red carpet in 2022 by choosing an outfit created by Louis Vuitton director Nicolas Ghesquière… for women. And this way of doing things quickly allowed Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya to be recognized as fashion icons.


Timothée Chalamet at the world premiere of “Dune” in London in mid-February.

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Timothée Chalamet at the world premiere of “Dune” in London in mid-February.

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