Timothée Chalamet used to tweak Xbox 360 controllers on YouTube

Before dodging giant sandworms in Dune and leading armies in The King, actor Timothée Chalamet was a gamer. Notably one YouTuber who focused on modified Xbox 360 controllers and boasted around 14,000 subscribers, as reported by Vice.

After Vice posted his report, a clip of Chalamet was shared showing him admitting to his past as a young controller modder.

“I spray painted them on my pillow. I opened them and charged people $ 10,” said Chalamet, noting that he made a total of $ 30 before his parents told him to stop filling the house with smoke. paint.

You can check each video on The old canal of Chalamet here, where it shows a red and green Christmas-themed controller, a blue and silver controller, and a red and black controller. It’s an interesting time capsule in Chalamet’s life right around the time he got his big break playing a small but significant role in Law & Order in 2009. The videos were released in 2010, before Chalamet worked at Royal Pains of the United States and Showtime’s Homeland, making it about 15 years old.

Chalamet recounts his videos, opening with “what’s good, YouTube?” before quickly explaining its color choices and asking viewers to “subscribe if you want” and thanking 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for being the “best video game right now”.

The videos do not show Chalamet’s face, but some excavations of Vice have determined that not only was the voice very similar to what Chalamet sounded during his early roles, but also that the background of the videos matched an old Instagram photo of the. Chalamet’s youth. A telltale scar can also be found on Chalamet’s finger.

Chalamet has come a long way from his short career as a YouTuber. He recently starred as Paul Atreides in Dune: Part One by Denis Villinueve and I’ll be back for Second part in the future. Before that, he had starring roles in Netflix’s Little Women, The King, was nominated for Best Actor at the 90th Academy Awards for his role in Lady Bird, and starred in the Oscar-nominated film Call me by your name.

Chalamet will also be as the eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka in the next prequel, simply titled “Wonka”.

Joseph Knoop is a writer / reporter / sandworm for IGN.

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