Damien Chazelle has accomplished a lot in a short few year. His low-budget drama “Whiplash” made a huge splash and reinvented JK Simmons, who until then was either known as the guy from “Oz” or as J. Jonah Jameson from the better “Spider-Man” movies (and the one really, really bad one), and that opened the door to an even more ambitious and even more personal project: “La La Land.”

‘La La Land’ was Chazelle’s passion project

Just watching the #Film, you can tell it’s a film Damien Chazelle has been dying to make his whole life. It oozes a love for the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals of the ‘50s, as well as romance and jazz music.

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He struggled to get funding for the film because it was risky, but the risk paid off as it tied the record for most Oscar nominations with 14 and grossed over $300 million. While it failed to receive the Best Picture award (although it was announced that it had it), there was a Best Director gong with Chazelle’s name on it (literally), making the 32-year-old the youngest person ever to receive the award.

Chazelle already has his next film lined up, a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, reuniting him with Ryan Gosling, who will be starring. #Celebrities #Cinema