Woody Allen claims Timothee Chalamet denounced him to win an Oscar

Woody Allen claims Timothee Chalamet publicly denounced him to better chances of winning an Oscar

Woody Allen claims that actor Timothee Chalamet denounced him to better his chances of winning an Oscar.

Allen, 84, directed Chalamet, 24, in the film A Rainy Day In New York which was filmed in the latter part of 2017 and before Chalamet’s Academy Award nomination in January 2018 for the movie Call Me By Your Name.

‘Timothée afterward publicly stated he regretted working with me and was giving the money to charity,’ the director wrote in his just published autobiography Apropos Of Nothing. 

‘But he swore to my sister he needed to do that as he was up for an Oscar for Call Me by Your Name, and he and his agent felt he had a better chance of winning if he denounced me, so he did.’

Woody Allen claims in his new memoir that Timothee Chalamet publicly denounced him after making A Rainy Day In New York in late 2017 to better his chances of winning an Oscar for Call Me By Your Name (the pair are pictured on the location set in NYC in October 2017)

Chalamet has not publicly commented on Allen’s claims.

The actor was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for the Luca Guadagnino independent drama in which he starred opposite Armie Hammer.

He lost out to British actor Gary Oldman who won for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Chalamet announced in early January 2018 he was donating his salary from the Allen film to charity including Time’s Up which had been established by celebrities at the start of that year in response to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein

Chalamet, pictured in February, was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for the 2017 Luca Guadagnino drama in which he starred opposite Armie Hammer. He lost out to British actor Gary Oldman who won for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

Chalamet announced in early January 2018 he was donating his salary from the Allen film to charity including Time’s Up which had been established by celebrities at the start of that year in response to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. 

His Rainy Day co-star Rebecca Hall donated her earnings from the film to Time’s Up as well while co-star Selena Gomez also made a sizable donation.

For his part, Allen stated in his book that he did not regret working with Chaalemt but, he quipped, ‘I’m not giving any of my money back.’ 

A Rainy Day In New York was released theatrically in Europe but not in the United States after Amazon Studios severed all ties with Allen in February 2019.  

Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan continues to allege that he molested her in 1992, a claim Allen has consistently denied. 

His memoir was released on Monday after a delay because the original publisher backed out of releasing the book following protests led by Dylan’s sibling Ronan Farrow.

Elsewhere in his book, Allen commented further on the stars who refuse to work for him or who donate their pay checks to a cause afterwards. 

‘This is not as heroic a gesture as it seems, as we can only afford to pay the union minimum, and my guess is if we paid more usual movie money, which often runs quite high, the actors might have righteously declared they´d never work with me but would possibly leave out the part about donating their salary,’ he wrote.

Elsewhere in his book Apropos Of Nothing, released Monday, Allen commented further on the stars who refuse to work for him or who donate their pay checks to a cause afterwards. ‘This is not as heroic a gesture as it seems, as we can only afford to pay the union minimum,’ he wrote

 

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