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 466,519 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Claude Chabrol is the 58th most popular film director (down from 55th in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from France (up from 500th in 2019) and the 9th 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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Among film directors, Claude Chabrol ranks 58 out of 1,580Before him are Chuck Jones, Agnès Varda, Theo Angelopoulos, Franco Zeffirelli, Werner Herzog, and William Wyler. After him are Yasujirō Ozu, Terry Gilliam, Emir Kusturica, Elia Kazan, Paul Verhoeven, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Among people born in 1930, Claude Chabrol ranks 28Before him are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anton LaVey, Pete Conrad, Tu Youyou, Ion Iliescu, and Bernie Ecclestone. After him are Maximilian Schell, Harold Pinter, Niki de Saint Phalle, Immanuel Wallerstein, Silvana Mangano, and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. Among people deceased in 2010, Claude Chabrol ranks 12Before him are Tony Curtis, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Éric Rohmer, Dennis Hopper, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Lech Kaczyński. After him are Zecharia Sitchin, Bobby Farrell, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Alois Brunner, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Vasily Smyslov.

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Among people born in France, Claude Chabrol ranks 494 out of 5,234Before him are Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Alfred de Musset (1810), Marius Petipa (1818), William Wyler (1902), and Pérotin (1160). After him are Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Charles Richet (1850), Fernandel (1903), Stephen, King of England (1095), Jacques Le Goff (1924), and Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636).


Among film directors born in France, Claude Chabrol ranks 9Before him are Georges Méliès (1861), François Truffaut (1932), Jacques Tati (1907), Éric Rohmer (1920), Roger Vadim (1928), and William Wyler (1902). After him are Alain Resnais (1922), Luc Besson (1959), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Louis Malle (1932), Robert Bresson (1901), and René Clair (1898).