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Gerard Depardieu

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French pronunciation: [ʒeʁaʁ dəpaʁdjø] ( listen); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor and filmmaker. He is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite and has twice won the César Award for Best Actor. He also won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in Green Card and was nominated for an Academy Award for the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France. He is one of five children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe "la Liette" (née Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel "le Dédé" Depardieu, a metal worker and volunteer fireman. His mother did not want more children and told Depardieu that she had tried to abort him with knitting needles. He has stated that as a child he would inspect his hands for scars from the needles. Depardieu spent more time on the street than in the classroom and left school at 15. At the age of 16, Depardieu left Châteauroux for Paris. There he began acting in the new comedy theatre Café de la Gare, along with Patrick Dewaere, Romain Bouteille, Sotha, Coluche, and Miou-Miou. His breakout film role came in 1974 playing Jean-Claude in Bertrand Blier's comedy

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Gerard Depardieu -- Screw France ... I'm RUSSIAN Now!!

Gerard Depardieu
Screw France ... I'm RUSSIAN Now!!

French icon Gerard Depardieu just ditched his homeland to become a Russian citizen to avoid high taxes ... and the controversial move had to be approved by none other than Vladimir Putin.Gerard… READ MORE >

Gerard Depardieu -- Detained for Drunk Driving on Scooter

Gerard Depardieu
Detained for Drunk Driving ... on a Scooter

Gerard Depardieu wound up in a French police station today ... after cops say the actor was drunk driving around Paris on a scooter. According to reports, Gerard -- who starred in "Green Card"… READ MORE >

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Depardieu's Urination Explanation -- I Offered to 'Clean Up the Mess'

Gerard Depardieu
URINATION EXPLANATION I Offered to 'Clean Up the Mess'

Gerard Depardieu is finally explaining why he peed on the floor of an Air France plane this week ... blaming the whole thing on prostate issues ... but insisting he "offered to clean up the… READ MORE >

- 1198 days ago
Gerard Depardieu -- Not Peeing In Public

Gerard Depardieu
NOT Peeing In Public

Just two days after being escorted off an airplane after urinating in the aisle, French actor Gerard Depardieu was spotted on the Dublin set of his latest film on Thursday.The 62-year-old is a… READ MORE >

- 1199 days ago
Anderson Cooper LOSES COMPOSURE Over Poop Joke

Anderson Cooper
ON-AIR BREAKDOWN Over Poop Joke

It took one simple, little poop joke ... and suddenly, Anderson Cooper was transformed into a giggly little schoolgirl LIVE ON CNN. Pretty funny stuff.  READ MORE >

- 1199 days ago
Gerard Depardieu Pisses On Air France

Gerard Depardieu
A Real Pisser On Air France

Gerard Depardieu unloaded on an Air France jet Tuesday ... as in he pissed in the aisle.Depardieu was on the ground in Paris, waiting for his plane to take off for Dublin, but a delay on the… READ MORE >

- 1200 days ago
Gerard Depardieu: 'Memba Him?!

Gerard Depardieu
'Memba Him?!

French actor Gerard Depardieu is best known for starring in the 1990 romantic comedy "Green Card." Guess what he looks like now? READ MORE >

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