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ALAIN CHABAT (Napoleon Bonaparte) is a leading comedy writer, director,
producer and actor in France. In the early nineties Chabat was a member of the extremely
popular cast of Les Nuls (a show similar to Saturday Night Live), which ran for seven
seasons on Canal Plus and on primetime.
He has since directed, written, produced and starred in some of the most
influential comedies of the last fifteen years in France and many other European
Chabat wrote, directed and starred in the comedy Didier, which received France's
CesarÂ® Award for Best First Film in 1998. In 2002 he wrote, co-produced, directed and
starred in Asterix & Obelix: Mission ClĂ©opatre alongside Gerard Depardieu, Christian
Clavier, Jamel Debbouze and Monica Bellucci. For many years the film was France's
biggest box office hit.
Additional acting credits include Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep and The
Taste of Others, RRRrrr (also directing), French Twist and I do, which he co-wrote and
Chabat is also heard as the French voice of the three Shrek films.
Chabat and his LA-based company WAM Films, managed by Stephanie Danan,
are co producing for DreamWorks One Thousand Words, a comedy with Eddie Murphy.
Chabat is producing the feature documentary Baby(ies) and is now preparing his new
movie The Marsupilami, which is writing and directing.
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