During WWII, family moved to Sardent; Chabrol operated a film club
Worked as a film critic for <i>Arts</i> and <i>Cahiers du Cinema</i> during the 1950s
Short film acting, producing, co-writing and co-scoring debut, "Le coup de Berger" (dir. Jacques Rivette)
Worked for 20th Century-Fox as press attache
Formed production company AJYM, which supported not only his own early features, but those of other New Wave directors
Film directing debut (also screenwriter; producer), "Le Beau Serge/Bitter Reunion/Handsome Serge"
First collaboration with Paul Gegauff, "Les cousins"; film also marked his first with actress Stephane Audran
Directed "Les Biches," starring Stephane Audran and Jacqueline Sassard
Again collaborated with wife Stephane Audran in "Le Boucher"
Made first English-language feature, "Ten Days' Wonder"
Last collaboration with Gegauff, "Les magiciens"
American TV directorial debut, "Les sang des autres/The Blood of Others"; a French-Canadian co-production made for HBO
Helmed an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"
Directed the feature "Betty"
Helmed the psychological thriller "La Cérémonie" with Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Cassel
Directed the mystery "Merci pour le chocolat," with actress Isabelle Huppert
Directed last feature film "Bellamy," with Gerard Depardieu