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Claude Chabrol (1930–2010)


French film director considered a master in the mystery genre. He is credited with starting the "nouvelle vague" French film movement. See full bio »

Died:

(age 80) in Paris, France

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 1997 The Swindle
 1994 L'Enfer
 1993 The King of Ads (Documentary)
 1993 L'oeil de Vichy (Documentary)
 1992 Betty
 1991 Madame Bovary
 1990 Dr. M
 1987 Masques
 1978 Violette
 1976 The Twist
 1976 Death Rite
 1975 Dirty Hands
 1974 The Nada Gang
 1970 Les novices (uncredited)
 1970 The Breach
 1970 Le Boucher
 1968 Les Biches
 1965 Blue Panther
 1965 Six in Paris (segment "La Muette")
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "L'Homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel")
 1963 Ophélia
 1963 Bluebeard
 1962 The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "Avarice, L'")
 1961 Wise Guys
 1959 Leda
 1959 Les Cousins
 1958 Le Beau Serge
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Other Works:

Biography (with Eric Rohmer): "Hitchcock"

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have always been fascinated by smiling killers. See more »

Trivia:

The Good Time Girls (1960), now regarded as one of his masterworks, was a critical and commercial failure when it was originally released. In her autobiography "Le Roman de ma vie", Bernadette Lafont remembers that, at one point during the movie premiere, a viewer furiously screamed that he wanted back the 5 francs he had paid for the ticket. Chabrol, who was sitting before him, turned around and... See more »

Trademark:

Often cast frosty leading ladies in the Hitchcock tradition See more »

Nickname:

The French Hitchcock See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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