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Claude Chabrol

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Claude Chabrol

French film director, a member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1930.

Countries: France (61%), United States (12%), United Kingdom (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Isabelle Huppert, Francois Truffaut, French New Wave

Linked to: Los Angeles Times




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Claude Chabrol was born in 1930 add something


Eric Rohmer - In about 1949, while living in Paris, Rohmer first began to attend screenings at Henri Langlois's Cinémathèque Française, where he first met and befriended Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques_Rivette and other members of the French New Wave


His third wife was Aurore Paquiss, who has been a script supervisor since the 1950s add something


Chabrol had married Agnès Goute in 1952 and in 1957 his wife inheirited a large sum of money from relatives add something


Chabrol had interviewed Hitchcock with Francois Truffaut in 1954 on the set of "To Catch a Thief", where the two famously walked into a water tank after being starstruck by Hitchcock add something


In 1955 Chabrol was briefly employed as a publicity man at the French offices of 20th Century Fox, but was told that he was "the worst press officer they'd ever seen" and was replaced by Jean-Luc Godard, who they said was even worse add something


In 1956 he helped finance Jacques Rivette's short film "Le coup du berger", and later helped finance Rohmer's short "Véronique et son cancre" in 1958 add something


Fool's Mate (1956 film) - Released in 1956, the film is something of a curio thanks to a scene in which Rivette and French New Wave contemporaries Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc_Godard, and François Truffaut are seen in the same room as party guests


Philippe de Broca - He served an apprenticeship with Henri Decoin, became assistant to Claude Chabrol on "Le Beau Serge" in 1957, and later assisted François Truffaut with "Les quatre-cent coups"


Charles Denner - Two years later, in 1957, he secured another secondary role in Louis Malle's legendary "Elevator to the Gallows", next to Jeanne Moreau, a co-performer of his from the days of the TNP; however, it was not until 1963 that Denner was offered his first leading role by Claude Chabrol in "Landru", a film considered by many as his greatest on-screen performance


Chabrol quickly followed this success up with "Les Cousins" in 1958 add something


The most prolific of the major New Wave directors, Chabrol averaged almost one film a year from 1958 until his death add something


After two box office hits in a row, Chabrol was given a big budget to make his first color film, "À double tour" in the spring of 1959 add something


"Le Beau Serge" is considered the inaugural film of the French New Wave Film movement that would peak between 1959 and 1962 add something


Les Cousins (film) - "'Les Cousins"' is a 1959 French New Wave drama film directed by Claude Chabrol


In 1960 Chabrol made what is considered by many critics as his best early film, "Les Bonnes Femmes" add something


"Les Godelureaux" was made in 1960 and hated by Chabrol add something


Jean-Pierre Cassel - During the 1960s and 1970s he worked with Claude Chabrol , Luis Buñuel , Ken Annakin , Gérard Brach , Richard Lester and its sequel "The Four Musketeers", Sidney Lumet , Joseph Losey


"The Eye of Evil" , released in 1961, received better reviews than Chabrol's previous films, with critics piointing out that the films that Chabrol wrote without Paul Gégauff were much more compassionate and realistic than the ones with Gégauff add something


In 1962 Chabrol made "Ophelia", a loose adaptation of "Hamlet" that was another box office disappointment add something


Henri Desire Landru - The 1962 film "Landru", directed by Claude Chabrol, was inspired by the murders


From 1964 to 1967 Chabrol made six films and one short that were critically and commercially disastrous, and this period is considered a low point of his career add something


In 1964 Chabrol directed a stage production of "MacBeth" for the Théâtre Récamier add something


They later married in 1964 and worked together until the late 1970s add something


They remained married from 1964 to 1978 add something


Stephane Audran - She married French director and screenwriter Claude Chabrol in 1964, after a short marriage to the French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant


In 1965 Chabrol contributed to the New Wave portmanteau film "Six in Paris " with the segment "La Muette" add something


Our Agent Tiger - "'Le tigre se parfume à la dynamite"' is a 1965 secret agent spy film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring and written by Roger Hanin as the Tiger


In 1968 Chabrol began working with film producer André Génovés and started to make more critically acclaimed films that would later be considered his "Golden Era" add something


In 1968 Chabrol made one of his most critically acclaimed films "Les Biches" add something


Peter Bogdanovich - In 1968, following the example of "Cahiers du Cinéma" critics Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer who had created the Nouvelle Vague by making their own films, Bogdanovich decided to become a director


Chabrol finished the decade with "This Man Must Die" in 1969 add something


After another examination of bougeois life in "The Breach" in 1970, Chabrol made "Just Before Nightfall" in 1971 add something


In 1970 Chabrol made "The Butcher" starring Jean Yanne and Stéphane Audran add something


Mariangela Melato - For the remainder of the 1970s, Melato worked with some Europe's most renowned directors, including Claude Chabrol in "Nada" , Elio Petri in "Todo modo" and Luigi Comencini in "Il gatto"


Mia Farrow - In the 1970s, Farrow appeared in a number of notable films, including the thriller "See No Evil" , French director Claude Chabrol's "Docteur Popaul" and "The Great Gatsby" , in which Farrow played Daisy Buchanan


Later in 1971 Chabrol made "Ten Days' Wonder" , based on a novel by Ellery Queen add something


Dr. Popaul - Popaul"' is a 1972 French black comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol. known under the titles "'High Heels"' and "'Scoundrel in White"'


Chabrol took a slight change of pace with his 1973 film "Wedding in Blood" by making his first film with political themes. the film stars Audran and Michel Piccoli as lovers who plot to murder Audran's husband, who is the corrupt gaullist mayor of their town add something


In the spring of 1973 the French government banned the film for one month, allegedly so that it would not influence members of the jury of a controversial criminal trial add something


Chabrol returned to more famailar ground in 1975 with "A piece of pleasure" add something


Chabrol ended his Golden Period with one of his most admired and his most controversial films "Violette Nozière" in 1978 add something


Violette Noziere - "'Violette Nozière"' is a 1978 French crime film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran


Per-Jakez Helias - His best-selling work is his autobiographical "Le cheval d'orgueil", or "The Horse of Pride", adapted for cinema by Claude Chabrol in 1980, rooted in the Bigoudenn area south of Kemper


Isabelle Huppert - Throughout the 1980s, Huppert continued to explore enigmatic and emotionally distant characters, most notably in Maurice Pialat's "Loulou" , Godard's "Sauve qui peut " , Diane Kurys' "Coup de foudre" , and Claude Chabrol's "Une Affaire de Femmes"


His 1987 film "Masques" was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival add something


Dr. M (film) - M"'. is a 1990 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol


Francois Cluzet - Next, the actor worked with Claude Chabrol to play a husband tortured by jealousy in "L'Enfer" after having filmed with Chabrol in 1988 for "Une affaire de femmes"


In 1995 he was awarded the Prix René Clair from the Académie française for his body of work add something


In 1999, his film "The Color of Lies" was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival add something


Jacques Dutronc - Dutronc starred in Claude Chabrol's 2000 film "Merci pour le chocolat"


Anna Mouglalis - In 2000 she co-starred with Isabelle Huppert in Claude Chabrol's "Merci pour le chocolat"


Merci pour le chocolat - "'Merci pour le chocolat"' is a 2000 French thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert


It was later remade in 2002 by director Adrian Lyne add something


Laura Smet - In 2003 she starred in Claude Chabrol's film adaptation of the Ruth Rendell novel, "The Bridesmaid"


The Bridesmaid (film) - "'The Bridesmaid"' is a 2004 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol


Vahina Giocante - In 2009 she appeared in Bellamy, the last film of celebrated French director Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol died in 2010 add something


Chabrol died on 12 September 2010 of leukemia add something