Sylvain Chomet is a well-known film director, comic writer, and animator who is famous for his works in The Triplets of Belleville, which was also his first feature-length animated film that received two Oscar nominations. Age 55, the talented personality debuted back in 1991, from the animated movie The Old Lady and the Pigeons and later, earned popularity from movies like The Illusionist. A French native, Sylvian Chomet currently owns the net worth in millions.
Chomet was born on 1963 November 10 in Maisons-Laffitte, Seine-et-Oise (now Yvelines), near Paris. As per his nationality, he is French by birth and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. His birth sign is Sagittarius, defines his personality to be generally cheerful, adventurous guy with a can-do attitude.
From his childhood days, he used to sit under the tree and draw, rather than playing sports and other things. Well, he loved art and animation, from the very early time that he spent a lot of time on cartoonish drawings.
Regarding his education, he attended high school in Paris, in the early 80s, completing graduation in 1982. Following the graduation, Chomet moved to London in 1988, where he worked as an animator at the Richard Purdum studio.
Sylvain Chomet, as of 2019, could possibly be single. Well, he has not officially shared his current relationship status and there are no sources that indicate him to be married.
The multi-talented persona has reached the age of 55 and there is quite a less chance for him to not be in a relationship. But, as Chomet has sealed his lips regarding his relation, nothing can be assumed.
The Oscar-nominated artist, as of June 2019, holds the net worth $2.5 million, which is significantly growing. Throughout his career, he has worked numbers of animated films and has experienced the success making an impressive income amounting to thousands of dollars.
Chomet has not revealed his exact salary, however, it could range around €100 thousand a year, as the directors in France makes an average of €122,111 i.e. $145,783 USD. Similarly, as a writer, he earns an average of around, €47 thousand ($53,305 USD) while his annual average income as an animator reaches up to five digits figure.
Chomet’s career started after moving to London in 1988, working as an animator at the Richard Purdum Studio. That year in September, he set up a freelance practice and worked on commercials for clients such as Principality, Renault, Swinton, and Swissair.
His first animated film was the 1997 animated short movie The Old Lady and the Pigeons (La Vieille Dame et les pigeons), which he started back in 1991 and completed in 1996. The short film earned him a BAFTA, the Grand Prize at the 1997 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Cartoon d’or prize, as well as the Audience Prize and Jury Prize at the Angers Premiers Plans Festival. Also, it received a nomination for an Oscar for the best animated short film.
In the same way, Chomet had his first feature-length animated film, The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville, or Belleville Rendez-vous in the UK), which was also nominated for two Oscars in 2003 (Best Animated Feature and Best Song). The movie also introduced Chomet’s name to a much wider audience.
In addition to his animation career, he has written comics like Secrets of the Dragonfly, which was released in 1986 and science fiction comic The Bridge In Mud, which was a great learning project for him. He won many awards with the help of Nicolas who was a comic writer and artist himself.
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