Claude Chabrol

1930 - 2010

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Claude Henri Jean Chabrol (French: [klod ʃabʁɔl]; 24 June 1930 – 12 September 2010) was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker. Chabrol's career began with Le Beau Serge (1958), inspired by Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Chabrol has received more than 693,587 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Claude Chabrol is the 63rd most popular film director (up from 64th in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from France (down from 523rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Film Director.

Claude Chabrol is most famous for his films such as "The Wages of Fear" and "Le Beau Serge."

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Over the past year Claude Chabrol has had the most page views in the with 110,624 views, followed by English (80,799), and German (26,568). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Sicilian (60.78%), Volapük (54.15%), and Simple English (50.15%)


Among film directors, Claude Chabrol ranks 63 out of 2,041Before him are Brian De Palma, Aki Kaurismäki, Werner Herzog, Abbas Kiarostami, Stephen Hillenburg, and Jacques Tati. After him are Sergei Parajanov, Robert Zemeckis, Éric Rohmer, David Cronenberg, Chuck Jones, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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Among people born in 1930, Claude Chabrol ranks 28Before him are Philippe Noiret, Tu Youyou, Richard Harris, Ion Iliescu, Maximilian Schell, and Carlos Menem. After him are Niki de Saint Phalle, Silvana Mangano, Harold Pinter, Johan Galtung, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Hugh Everett III. Among people deceased in 2010, Claude Chabrol ranks 11Before him are Gloria Stuart, Tony Curtis, Ronnie James Dio, Benoit Mandelbrot, Bobby Farrell, and Dennis Hopper. After him are Éric Rohmer, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Georges Charpak, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Maurice Allais.

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Among people born in France, Claude Chabrol ranks 544 out of 6,770Before him are Héloïse (1101), Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172), Jacques Tati (1907), Jacques Monod (1910), Marius Petipa (1818), and Theuderic I (485). After him are Lothair of France (941), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Michel Piccoli (1925), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), and Éric Rohmer (1920).


Among film directors born in France, Claude Chabrol ranks 8Before him are François Truffaut (1932), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Georges Méliès (1861), Roger Vadim (1928), Luc Besson (1959), and Jacques Tati (1907). After him are Éric Rohmer (1920), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Alain Resnais (1922), William Wyler (1902), Robert Bresson (1901), and René Clair (1898).