Claude Chabrol (Director) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Claude Chabrol

Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave 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, inspired by Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt. Thrillers became something of a trademark for Chabrol, with an approach characterized by a distanced objectivity. This is especially apparent in Les Biches, La Femme infidèle, and Le Boucher – all featuring Stéphane Audran, who was his wife at the time. Sometimes characterized as a “mainstream” New Wave director, Chabrol remained prolific and popular throughout his half-century career. In 1978, he cast Isabelle Huppert as the lead in Violette Nozière.

Born: Claude Henri Jean Chabrol, June 24, 1930, Paris, France
Died: September 12, 2010, Paris, France
Occupation: Director
Years active: 1956–2010
Children: 4
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About Claude Chabrol

French New Wave director who directed the 1958 film Les Cousins and the 1975 film Les Innocents Aux Mains Sales. Prior to directing films, he worked as a critic for Cahiers du Cinema.

Before Fame

He studied pharmacology and literature at the Sorbonne.


He became one of the most prolific New Wave directors by creating at least one film per year beginning in 1958.

Family Life

He married Agnes Goute in 1956, and they divorced in 1962. In 1964, he married Stephane Audran, and they divorced in 1980. In 1983, he married Aurore Paquiss.


In 1957, he co-wrote “Hitchcock”, a book on the films of American director Alfred Hitchcock.

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Latest information about Claude Chabrol updated on September 11, 2020.

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