Alain Chabat (born 24 November 1958 in Algeria) is a French actor, director and screenwriter. He was originally known for his work in the comedy group Les Nuls, including as the co-writer and lead actor of the cult comedy film La Cité de la peur (1994). He has since then become a notable actor and filmmaker of his own, typically both writing and starring in the films he directed, which include the other cult comedy films Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra and RRRrrrr!!!
He also appeared in French Twist, The Taste of Others, The Science of Sleep, Happily Ever After, and the cult comedy series Kaamelott. Additionally, he voiced the character of Shrek in the French dubbing of the Shrek franchise.