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 and The Science of Sleep. Chabat was born in Oran, French Algeria.He is Jewish.
His media career began in 1987 when he founded the comedy group “Les Nuls” 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. 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… read more
Must have seen this film about 20 times. I even went to the studios in Morroco, where they shot this. Hilarious film. It's better for frenchmen and people fluent in french though. Many little jokes. Super cast. Best adaptation of Astérix, hands down. Cute to see that Édouard Baer (who portrays the hilarious Otis) is gonna be the next Astérix (why oh-why did you leave us Christian Clavier?), for the 3D film due 2012.