Dune's Timothée Chalamet was an Xbox modder before he was a star

Dune’s Timothée Chalamet was an Xbox modder before he was a star

In a rather adorable case of one’s past life being uncovered, Dune star Timothée Chalamet was once an enthusiastic Xbox YouTuber.

The things we do as young people have a funny way of coming back to haunt us, and this is even more true for Hollywood stars than regular folk. Edgy Facebook posts and Tweets have been used to cancel the careers of more than a few prominent public figures. However, I am glad to report that, even after considerable digging, Timothée Chalamet remains unscathed.

Timothée Chalamet first came to the public’s attention for a small role in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Since then his career has gone from strength to strength, receiving rave reviews for his work in Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar-winning drama Call Me By Your Name.

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He is also, by the way, the lead in what promises to be one of the biggest films of 2021 – Dune.

Despite all this recent acclaim and fame it’s important to remember that Timothée Chalamet didn’t always appear destined for success. A recently uncovered YouTube channel is all the evidence needed to demonstrate that his teenage years were every bit as awkward as the rest of ours.

The YouTube channel, accurately titled ModdedController360, was focused on showing off and selling Chalamet’s custom painted Xbox 360 controllers. The three videos that remain on the channel show a faceless Chalamet exhibiting the fruits of his labour with a degree of pride that quite possibly outstrips the quality of the work.

The channel was previously speculated to be Chalamet’s due to his voice, but the star finally admitted to it being his own during a recent interview with Fortnite YouTuber Nate Hill.

Nonetheless, it’s all pretty wholesome and cute; the most cringe moment being when Timothée Chalamet refers to his red and black striped tiger design as ‘sexy’. But hey, there are professional design teams that have come up with far worse concepts, so young Timothée  should continue to hold his head up high.


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Timothée Chalamet is also part of the stellar ensemble cast of Wes Anderson’s latest film The French Dispatch, which has just begun releasing in cinemas worldwide.