- Chabat, Alain
- (November 25, 1958, Oran, Algeria-)His family settled in a Parisian suburb in 1963. He drew comics before working for various radio channels (Radio Andorre, France Inter, RMC). After entering Canal Plus in the early 1980s as a weatherman, he co-founded with Bruno Carette, Chantal Lauby, and Dominique Farrugia the comedy team Les Nuls. From 1990 (Baby Blood, Alain Robak) to 2008 (Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, Shawn Levy, USA), he played in about thirty movies. In 1997, he created his own production company, Wam Productions, and notably co-financed Prête moi ta Main (also original idea, actor, Eric Lartigau, 2006), Big Family (short, Cyril Cohen, 2007), La Personne aux Deux Personnes / USA: The Person Who Is Two Persons / Me Two (also actor, Nicolas and Bruno, 2008), Baby(ies) (documentary; Thomas Balmes, 2008), and A Thousand Words (Brian Robbins, USA). He co-wrote La Cité de la Peur (also actor, Alain Berbérian) and authored the additional dialogue of Papa (also actor, Maurice Bathélémy).Filmography1997 ◘ Didier (also screenwriter, dialogist, co-producer, actor)2002 ◘ Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre / Asterix & Obelix: Mission Kleopatra / UK and USA: Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra / USA: Asterix & Ob-elix Meet Cleopatra (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, co-producer, actor; France / West Germany)2004 ◘ RRRrrrr!!! (also co-screenwriter, actor)Videos◘ Bricol's Girls (also co-screenwriter, actor)◘ Authentiques (musical video; co-director with Stéphane Begoc)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.