Timothée Chalamet's Digital Footprint Has the Internet "Wheezing"

What you post online matters. Details inside about what a digital footprint is and a look at Timothée Chalamet's early online activity.

Kelly Corbett - Author

Nov. 9 2023, Published 11:44 a.m. ET

The Gist:

  • A digital footprint is a record of all your online activity from everything you've ever posted to your search history.
  • Everyone has a digital footprint.
  • Timothée Chalamet's digital footprint was showcased in a TikTok video and users were surprised to see what the actor was like before he became famous.
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Who remembers the "Rap Roundtable" sketch on Saturday Night Live? Pete Davidson and Timothée Chalamet starred as rap duo Guaplord and SmokeCheddaThaAssGetta and humored us with their yeet and skirt-filled rap. That was obviously satire and Pete and Timothée were playing characters.

But as it turns out, Timothée wasn’t playing as much as of a character as we thought. The Dune actor actually knows a thing or two about rap as we’ve learned from his digital footprint.

Below, we discuss what a digital footprint really is as well as share some iconic footage of Timothée spitting rhymes.

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Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont on January 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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Timothée Chalamet at the Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild Awards pre-party in January 2013.

What is a digital footprint?

A digital footprint is basically a record of all of your online activity that includes everything you've ever posted online, the websites you've visited and apps you used, your online shopping purchases, and more. It contains data that you intentionally shared as well as data you may not have realized you were sharing.

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Basically, the day you started using the internet is when you started forming your digital footprint. And although you may have deleted things you previously posted online, they may still exist somewhere in the cyberworld.

That said, it can be scary to know that something you posted years ago can likely still be traced and come back to haunt you at any moment. For example, Timothée likely never thought these videos he shared online would ever come to light, but they did and the internet is so thankful.

Timothée Chalamet's digital footprint has impressed the internet, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be careful about what you post.

A TikTok fan account dedicated to the actor recently shared a montage of some of Timothée's earlier work and wow, that boy has range. In the video, Timothée is seen rapping at a talent show as well as in front of a webcam. At one point, he is even wearing a pink wig and pretending to be Nicki Minaj. There is also a clip of him seemingly trying to sell his gaming controllers online.

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TikTok users were delighted by these throwback clips. In fact, many were shocked to see such a different side of Timothée. "I thought he was a shy malnourished Victorian child who traveled to our time. Pleasantly surprised - he seems really fun," wrote one user.


A third wrote, "He was born to perform hunny."

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