'Dune' star Timotheé Chalamet says he was advised early on to never make 'superhero movies'

Timothee Chalamet attends the Australian premiere of THE KING at Ritz Cinema
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Since his major break in Hollywood in the 2017 film “Call Me By Your Name,” Timotheé Chalamet’s career has taken off to new heights.

In a Time cover story, the 25-year-old actor revealed the industry advice he was given by one of his idols at the start of his career to navigate stardom.

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“One of my heroes — I can’t say who or he’d kick my a** — he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice," Chalamet told the outlet. "'No hard drugs and no superhero movies.'”

Chalamet has also appeared in "Lady Bird" with Saoirse Ronan (2017), "Beautiful Boy"co- starring Steve Carrell (2018), and "Little Women" alongside Ronan, Laura Dern and Emma Watson (2019).

“It's a combination of luck and getting good advice early in my career not to pigeonhole myself," the actor said on his fame.

He added, "I'm figuring it out. On my worst days, I feel a tension in figuring it out. But on my best days, I feel like I'm growing right on time."

Over the weekend, Chalamet shared a first look at his upcoming movie musical “Wonka,” a prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” where the actor will delve into the early life of the mysterious candy man.

See Timotheé Chalamet as "Wonka" on Instagram HERE

The actor says that the role has been good for him. “It's not mining the darker emotions in life," he said. "It's a celebration of being off-center and of being OK with the weirder parts of you that don't quite fit in."

"I feel like I'm here to show that to wear your heart on your sleeve is OK," he told the magazine.

Chalamet also has two new films being released on Friday, October 22. “Dune,” will come out simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, while “The French Dispatch” will hit theaters also on that day.

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