BORN 24 Jun 1930, Paris - DIED 12 Sep 2010, Paris|
CAUSE OF DEATH leukemia
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 10, ligne 01)
Claude Chabrol was the only child of the apothecarian Yves Chabrol. During the war he lived with his grandparents in a village in Creuse. From an early age he was interested in the cinema, but he studied literature, law and pharmacy at the Sorbonne in Paris.
In 1952 he married Agnès Goute. Their son Matthieu Chabrol became a composer. In 1953 he started writing articles for Cahiers du Cinéma and later in the 1950s he abandoned his studies. His wife had inherited a large sum of money in 1957 and he used it to create his first movie "Le beau Serge". In 1959 he won the Golden Bear of Berlin for "Les Cousins". In 1960 "Les Bonnes Femmes" followed. By that time he had become an important member of the Nouvelle vague group, to which Goard, Truffaut, Rohmer and Rivette belonged as well. In 1963 "Landru", written by Francóise Sagan, was a succes.
In 1962 he divorced Agnès to marry the actress Stéphane Audran. Their son Thomas Chabrol became an actor. Between 1968 and 1978 he made several films that were more critically acclaimed than his early work, among them "Biches" (1968), "Le Boucher" (1970) and "Violette Nozière" (1978) with the yong Isabelle Huppert, who would perform in seven of his films. He divorced Stéphane in 1978 and script supervisor Aurore Paquiss became his third wife.
Later films were "Masques" (1987) and "Madame Bovary" (1991). In 1995 the Académie Française awarded him the Prix René Clair for his work. He died in 2010 in Paris of leukemia.
was a friend of Rivette, Jacques