Claude Chabrol

French film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor (1930-2010)

Claude Henri Jean Chabrol (French: [klod ʃabʁɔl]; 24 June 1930 – 12 September 2010) was a French movie director. He was a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers. He became popular at the end of the 1950s. Chabrol was born in Sardent, France.

Claude Chabrol
Claude Chabrol (Amiens nov. 2008) 14b.jpg
Chabrol in 2008
Claude Henri Jean Chabrol

(1930-06-24)24 June 1930
Sardent, France
Died12 September 2010(2010-09-12) (aged 80)
Paris, France
Occupationdirector, actor, producer, screenwriter
Years active1956–2010
Spouse(s)Agnès Goute (1956–62) (div.)
Stéphane Audran (1964–80) (div.)
Aurore Paquiss (1983–2010) (his death)

Like his colleagues Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential movie magazine Cahiers du cinéma.

Chabrol died on 12 September 2010 in Paris, France, aged 80.[1]


  1. Thursby, Keith (13 September 2010), "Claude Chabrol, 1930–2010: Filmmaker was a founder of New Wave movement", Los Angeles Times: AA5

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