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“Hollywood Has Always Been Youth-Obsessed”: ‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle, the youngest director to have bagged an Academy Award for Best Director for his movie, La La Land, recently spoke at length about Hollywood’s ‘obsession with the youth’ in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, 

“I think it’s a two-sided thing because Hollywood has been and continues to be somewhat youth-obsessed and often to its detriment. It’s this obsession with whatever is new,” he said, but quickly added that he, as a young person, benefits a lot from that. 


“The flip side of that is you can seem more like a liability if you’re younger. I certainly have had to deal with the condescension in office or film sets. People asked me why the coffee was taking so long or if I could get their food,” he quipped. 

Damien Chazelle is known for movies like Grand Piano, Whiplash, 10 Cloverfield Lane and of course, La La Land. The movie bagged awards for Best Actress, Best Original Music Score, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design at the Oscars earlier this year.

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