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Chabat at the "Salon du Cinéma" in Paris, 14 January 2006
24 November 1958 |
Oran, French Algeria
Life and career
His media career began in 1987 when he founded the comedy group "Les Nuls" (The Dummies) with Bruno Carette, Chantal Lauby and Dominique Farrugia. Les Nuls' first appearance on French television, on the subscriber channel Canal Plus, was a sci-fi spoof entitled Objectif Nul (a word play with Objectif Lune, the French title of the comic album Destination Moon, one of The Adventures of Tintin). The show shares striking similarities with the British TV series Red Dwarf, although both shows were released at roughly the same time and it is unlikely one influenced the other. 
Both as a member of Les Nuls (in La Cité de la Peur) and in his solo efforts (including Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, in which he both directed and acted), Chabat is one of the few French comedians who has managed to successfully emulate the heavily referential, pop-culture-based writing style of the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker trio and adapt it to the tastes of the French audience. 
He co-starred in Happily Ever After (2004) and in Prête-moi ta main (2006) (which he also wrote) alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg. He played Napoleon Bonaparte in the 2009 film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
- Quest for Camelot (1998 - voice actor; Devon and Cornwall)
- Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002 – directed)
- Sur la piste du Marsupilami (2012 – directed)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012 - voice actor)
- "Un Nul bourré de talents". L'Express (in French). 24 January 2002. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- ""Nulle part ailleurs", l'esprit potache du "Canal" historique". Le Figaro (in French). 13 August 2009. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- "Red Dwarf Saison 1". Devildead DVD (in French). 2006. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
- "Bienvenue chez les ZAZ !". Allociné (in French). 24 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
- "Allocine Alain Chabat Récompenses". Allociné (in French). 16 May 2006. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
- Landesman, Cosmo (24 May 2009). "Night at the Museum 2". The Sunday Times (London: Times Newspapers). Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- Alain Chabat at the Internet Movie Database
- (French) Interview of Alain Chabat. Artistik Rezo. 2010-06-15.
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