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Claude Chabrol
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    (June 24, 1930-September 12, 2010)
    Born in Paris, France
    Former film critic for 'Cahiers du Cinema'
    French 'New Wave' director known for his mysteries and crime thrillers
    Directed 'Le Beau Serge' (1958), 'The Cousins' (1959), 'The Good Time Girls' (1960), 'The Wise Guys' (1961), 'The Seven Deadly Sins' (1962), 'Bluebeard' (1963), 'Code Name: Tiger' (1964), 'Blue Panther' (1965), 'Bad Girls' (1968), 'The Unfaithful Wife' (1969), 'Just Before Nightfall' (1971), 'Wedding in Blood' (1973), 'Dirty Hands' (1975), 'Death Rite' (1976), 'Violette' (1978), 'The Blood of Others' (1984), 'Masques' (1987), 'The Story of Women' (1988), 'Madame Bovary' (1991), 'Betty' (1992), 'The Color of Lies' (1999), 'The Flower of Evil' (2003), 'The Girl Cut In Two' (2007) and 'Bellamy' (2009)
    He was married three times, divorced twice.
    He used his first wife's inheritance to finance his debut film.
    He and Francois Truffaut were so star-struck when they interviewed Alfred Hitchcock that they accidentally walked into a fountain while leaving.
    He called his 'The Twist' (1976) the second-worst film ever made.
    He admitted to making one film solely because it was set in Alsace, France, and he wanted to sample the local cuisine.
    He was running a film club out of a barn at age 12.
    He used the profits from 'Le Beau Serge' and 'The Cousins' to finance films by other New Wave directors, including Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette.
    President Nicolas Sarkozy compared him to Balzac (for 'the finesse of his social depiction') and Rabelais (for 'his humor and vividness').
    He said philosophically about his films' uneven critical reception, 'You have to accept that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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