Claude Chabrol (born June 24, 1930, Paris) is a French movie director and has become well-known in the 40 years since his first film, Le Beau Serge, for his chilling tales of murder, including Le Boucher.
He was a member of the French New Wave cinema group. In 1957, he published with Eric Rohmer a book about Alfred Hitchcock.
He divorced Agnes, his first wife, to marry the actress St├ęphane Audran. His third wife is Aurore Paquiss.