Timothée Chalamet Says He’d Ignore Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘No Superhero Movies’ Advice On One Condition

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Actor Timothée Chalamet said there’s one situation where he’d consider signing on for a superhero movie despite Leonardo DiCaprio’s advice to avoid them.

Chalamet made headlines in 2022 upon sharing that DiCaprio had given him some words of wisdom for succeeding in Hollywood, saying, “No hard drugs and no superhero movies.” The “Wonka” star is reflecting on that now with some more years and experience, admitting that he might have to break those rules.

“Well, Leonardo DiCaprio said to me, ‘No superhero movies, no hard drugs.’ Which I thought was very good,” Chalamet told The New York Times during a recent interview. “I follow them both! But the movie that made me want to act is a superhero movie, ‘The Dark Knight.’ If the script was great, if the director was great, I’d have to consider it.”

That’s not the first time Chalamet praised Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed 2008 drama starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. 

“When I was 12 years old, after attending one of my sister Pauline’s [ballet] performances, I petitioned my Mom and grandma to see Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ with me,” Chalamet said during an awards acceptance speech in 2018, per Variety. “We went to AMC Empire 25 in Times Square for a 7:30 screening. I left that theater a changed man, and I’m serious about that. Heath Ledger‘s performance in that film was visceral and viral to me, and I now had the acting bug.”

Chalamet has been a rising star in Hollywood who received nominations for an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Film Awards. He made his film debut in “Men, Women, and Children” (2014) and later gained international recognition in the movie “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), which also earned the actor a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. 

The celeb also appeared in “Lady Bird” (2017), “Little Women” (2019), “Beautiful Boy” (2018), and played a young cannibal in the horror film “Bones and All” (2022).


He had a supporting role in Nolan’s “Interstellar” and starred in “Wonka” (2023), which earned more than $600 million worldwide. The 28-year-old also starred in “Dune” (2021) and will follow that up with “Dune: Part Two,” which hits theaters on March 1.

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