Alain Chabat (born 24 November 1958) is a French actor and director who appeared in La Cité de la peur, French Twist, The Taste of Others, The Science of Sleep, and Happily Ever After. Life and career: Chabat was born in Oran, French Algeria. He is Jewish. 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. Chabat also voiced the title character in the French dubs of all three Shrek films, replacing Mike Myers. He won the César Award for Best Debut in 1998 for Didier. 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. Selected filmography: Year Title Role Director 1994 À la folie Thomas Diane Kurys 1994 La Cité de la peur Serge Karamazov / Yuri / journalist Alain Berbérian 1995 French Twist Laurent Lafaye Josiane Balasko 1996 Beaumarchais the courtier at Versailles Édouard Molinaro 1997 Le cousin Gérard Delvaux Alain Corneau 2000 The Taste of Others Bruno Deschamps Agnès Jaoui 2001 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Julius Caesar himself 2003 Chouchou Stanislas Merzak Allouache 2003 The Car Keys the dog breeder Laurent Baffie 2004 Happily Ever After Georges Yvan Attal 2004 RRRrrrr!!! Pierre himself 2006 The Science of Sleep Guy Michel Gondry 2006 I Do Luis Costa Éric Lartigau 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Napoleon Shawn Levy 2012 A Thousand Words Christian Léger de la Touffe Brian Robbins 2012 Sur la piste du Marsupilami Dan Geraldo himself 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Silas Voice 2013 Mood Indigo Jules Gouffé Michel Gondry 2014 Reality Jason Tantra Quentin Dupieux

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