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Things You Didn't Know About Call Me By Your Name (And How Shia LaBeouf Almost Starred In It)

Updated 10 Jun 2020 1.3k votes 371 voters 29.7k views10 items

List RulesVote up the most surprising behind-the-scenes moments of 'Call Me by Your Name.'

Call Me by Your Name is one of the more understated films of 2017. The indie drama centers around two young men - Elio, a 17-year-old who is staying with his family in their northern Italy summer home; and Oliver, the 24-year-old American grad student who works with Elio's father as a research assistant. Although cautious at first, the two enter a romantic relationship that is both beautiful and absolutely heart-breaking.

The film has been a critical success and is growing in popularity, but there are a lot of things you didn't know about Call Me by Your Name that are as surprising as the film itself. 

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as young lovers Oliver and Elio. Both actors faced many challenges while shooting the film, and went under some intense preparations for these difficult roles. Hammer had to face some personal fears during shooting, and Chalamet went above and beyond to get into character. These behind-the-scenes facts at Call Me by Your Name will give you a deeper appreciation of this stunning indie romance.

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