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Depardieu at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu
27 December 1948
|Occupation||Actor, filmmaker, businessman, vineyard owner|
(m. 1971;div. 1996)
|Partner(s)|| Carole Bouquet (c. 1997; separated 2005) |
Clémentine Igou (c. 2005–present)
|Children||4, including Guillaume and Julie|
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French: [ʒeʁaʁ dəpaʁdjø] (
The Last Metro is a 1980 historical drama, written and directed by François Truffaut, that stars Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu.
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Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France. He is one of the five children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe (née Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, a metal worker and volunteer fireman.After leaving school at the age of thirteen, he worked at a printworks. He also became involved in selling stolen things, and was put on probation at one point.
Châteauroux is the capital of the Indre department in central France and the second-largest town in the province of Berry, after Bourges. Its residents are called Castelroussins.
At the age of sixteen, 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.He studied dancing under Jean-Laurent Cochet. His first film role to gain attention was playing Jean-Claude in Bertrand Blier's comedy Les Valseuses (Going Places, 1974). Other prominent early roles include a starring role in Bernardo Bertolucci's historical epic 1900 (1976), with Robert De Niro, and a role in François Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980), with Catherine Deneuve for which he won his first César Award for Best Actor.His international profile rose as a result of his performance as a doomed, hunchbacked farmer in the film Jean de Florette (1986) and received notice for his starring role in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), for which he won his second César Award for Best Actor, the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, and received a nomination for an Academy Award.Depardieu co-starred in Peter Weir's English language romantic comedy Green Card (1990), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He has since had other roles in other English language films, including Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996), and Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012).He played Obélix in the four live-action Astérix films in which he is said to have discovered Mélanie Laurent when she was fourteen. In 2009, he took part in a rare performance of Sardou's La Haine at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, with Fanny Ardant; subsequently broadcast on France Musique. In 2013, he starred in an independent film titled A Farewell to Fools . Depardieu featured as a main character in Antwerp (Edinburgh Festival 2014), a play in The Europeans Trilogy (Bruges, Antwerp, Tervuren) by Paris-based UK playwright Nick Awde.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, as well as the arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018. The city is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, but the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015.
The Café de la Gare is a dinner theater located at 41, rue du Temple in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. It lies in a square hidden between Notre Dame de Paris and the historic Marais district. It was originally created in 1968 by a close-knit group of comedy actors who fixed up an old factory near the Gare de Paris-Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement. It was not until 1972 that the Cafe moved to its present location where it has become the largest and most famous fringe theater in Paris with a house that seats 450.
Patrick Dewaere was a French film actor. He was born in Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, son of French actress Mado Maurin. His five siblings, Jean-Pierre Maurin (1941–1996), Yves-Marie Maurin (1944–2009), Dominique Maurin, Jean-Francois Maurin and Marie-Veronique Maurin, all became actors, with varying degrees of success.
In 1970, Depardieu married Élisabeth Guignot, with whom he had two children, actor Guillaume (1971–2008) and actress Julie (born 1973). On 28 January 1992, while separated from Guignot, he had a daughter, Roxanne, with the model Karine Silla (sister of producer Virginie Besson-Silla). In 1996, he divorced Guignot and began a relationship with actress Carole Bouquet, who was his partner from 1997 to 2005.
Élisabeth Depardieu is a French actress, writer, co-producer, ex-wife of actor Gérard Depardieu and mother of actors Guillaume and Julie.
Guillaume Depardieu was a French actor, winner of a César Award, and the oldest child of Gérard Depardieu.
Julie Marion Depardieu is a French actress who has appeared in a number of successful films.
On 14 July 2006, he had a son, Jean, with French-Cambodian Hélène Bizot (daughter of François Bizot and not to be confused with actress Hélène Bizot).Since 2005, Depardieu has lived with Clémentine Igou. He underwent heart surgery in July 2000. On 13 October 2008, Depardieu's son Guillaume died from pneumonia at the age of 37. The infection arose as a complication following surgery to amputate his leg. Guillaume's health had been adversely affected by drug use. A motorcycle crash resulted in a number of post-accident operations performed in an attempt to save the leg. These were complicated by the development of post-operative wound infections, eventually necessitating the amputation of the leg.
François Bizot is a French anthropologist, the only Westerner to have survived imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge.
Hélène Bizot, is a French actress, stage actress and voice actress.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli. Typically symptoms include some combination of productive or dry cough, chest pain, fever, and trouble breathing. Severity is variable.
In his sixties, Depardieu attracted attention from the media and legal authorities for his behavior. On 16 August 2011, he urinated in a bottle while on board a CityJet flight bound for Dublin as it taxied in Paris. The incident was attributed to urinary incontinence caused by a prostate problem with the flight attendant not allowing him to get up from his seat to go to the toilet because the aircraft was already moving.In August 2012, he was accused of assault and battery for punching a motorist in Paris. In November 2012, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he fell from his scooter, and was found to have a blood alcohol level of 1.8 grams per litre, well above the French limit for driving of 0.5.
CityJet is an Irish regional airline with headquarters in Swords, Dublin. Since 2017, CityJet had moved away from scheduled flights and has instead focused on wet leasing and charter flights. The airline operates wet-lease services on behalf of Aer Lingus, Air France and Scandinavian Airlines.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is on the east coast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of the River Liffey, and is bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179, while the population of the Dublin Region, as of 2016, was 1,347,359, and the population of the Greater Dublin Area was 1,904,806.
Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any uncontrolled leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a large impact on quality of life. It has been identified as an important issue in geriatric health care. The term enuresis is often used to refer to urinary incontinence primarily in children, such as nocturnal enuresis.
He has been an official resident of Néchin, Belgium, since 7 December 2012.French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault criticised his move. On 15 December 2012, Depardieu publicly stated he was handing back his French passport. On 3 January 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order granting Russian citizenship to Depardieu. In his first interview thereafter, Depardieu attacked Putin's critics. In his autobiography, Depardieu said Putin "immediately liked my hooligan side." In February 2013, he registered as a resident of Saransk. Also in January 2013, he was appointed a cultural ambassador for Montenegro. During the summer of 2015, due to Russian-Ukrainian political issues, Depardieu was banned from television and movie theaters in Ukraine.
In August 2018, he was accused of the sexual assault and rape of a young female actress. Via his lawyer, Depardieu denied the allegations.
In 2018, Depardieu was accused of sexual assault and rape by a 22-year-old actress and dancer.The actress reported being assaulted twice by Depardieu in his home during rehearsal sessions. The unnamed actress made her statement to police in Lambesc, southern France, after which the case was passed to prosecutors in the capital. Depardieu denied the allegations.
Depardieu has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role César 17 times during his career and won it twice, in 1981 and 1991. He was also nominated for an Oscar in 1990 for his role in Cyrano de Bergerac .
|7 d'Or Night||1999||Audience Vote: Best Actor – Fiction||Le Comte de Monte Cristo||Won|
|20/20 Awards||2011||Best Actor||Cyrano de Bergerac||Nominated|
|Academy Awards||1991||Best Actor||Cyrano de Bergerac||Nominated|
|BAFTA Awards||1988||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Jean de Florette||Nominated|
|1992||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Cyrano de Bergerac||Nominated|
|British Film Institute||1989||BFI Fellowship||—||Won|
|Cesar Awards||1976||Best Actor||7 morts sur ordonnance||Nominated|
|1977||Best Actor||La dernière femme||Nominated|
|1978||Best Actor||Dites-lui que je ľaime||Nominated|
|1979||Best Actor||Le sucre||Nominated|
|1981||Best Actor||Le dernier metro||Won|
|1984||Best Actor||Les compères||Nominated|
|1985||Best Actor||Fort Saganne||Nominated|
|1988||Best Actor||Sous le soleil de Satan||Nominated|
|1989||Best Actor||Camille Claudel||Nominated|
|1990||Best Actor||Trop belle pour toi||Nominated|
|1991||Best Actor||Cyrano de Bergarac||Won|
|1995||Best Actor||Le colonel Chabert||Nominated|
|2007||Best Actor||Quand j'étais chanteur||Nominated|
|2016||Best Actor||Valley of Love||Nominated|
|Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association||1991||Best Actor||Cyrano de Bergerac||Nominated|
|David di Donatello Awards||1991||Best Foreign Actor||Cyrano de Bergerac||Nominated|
|European Film Awards||1990||European Actor of the Year||Cyrano de Bergerac||Nominated|
|1998||Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema||The Man in the Iron Mask||Nominated|
|Étoiles ďOr||2011||Best Actor||Mammuth||Won|
|Globes de Cristal Awards||2007||Best Actor||Quand j'étais chanteur||Nominated|
|Golden Camera Awards||1996||Best International Actor||Les anges gardiens||Won|
|Golden Globe Awards||1991||Best Actor – Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy||Green Card||Won|
|Hamburg Film Festival||2006||Douglas Sirk Award||—||Won|
|Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival||2011||Award of Excellence||Grenouille d'hiver||Won|
|I've Seen Films – International Film Festival||2012||Best Actor||Grenouille d'hiver||Won|
|Jules Verne Awards||2009||Jules Verne Lifetime Achievement Award||—||Won|
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||1992||Actor of the Year||Cyrano de Bergerac|
|Lumiere Awards||2007||Best Actor||Quand j'étais chanteur||Won|
|2016||Best Actor||Valley of Love||Nominated|
|2017||Best Actor||The End||Nominated|
|Montréal World Film Festival||1983||Best Actor||Danton||Won|
|1995||Grand Prix Special des Amériques||—||Won|
|1999||Grand Prix des Amériques||Un pont entre deux rives||Nominated|
|National Society of Film Critics Awards||1977||Best Actor||La derniére femme||Nominated|
|1984||Best Actor||Le retour de Martin Guerre|
|New York Film Critics Circle Awards||1983||Best Actor||Le retour de Martin Guerre|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||2003||Outstanding Miniseries||Napoleon||Nominated|
|San Francisco International Film Festival||1994||Piper-Heidsieck Award||—||Won|
|Telluride Film Festival||1990||Silver Medallion Award||—||Won|
|The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards||2000||Worst Supporting Actor||102 Dalmatians||Nominated|
|2000||Worst On-Screen Couple (shared with Glenn Close )||102 Dalmatians||Nominated|
|2000||Worst On-Screen Hairstyle||102 Dalmatians||Nominated|
|Venice Film Festival||1997||Career Golden Lion||—||Won|
|Verona Love Screens Film Festival||2000||Best Actor||Un pont entre deux rives||Won|
Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant is a French actress. She has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures since 1976. Ardant won the César Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her performance in Pédale douce.
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Camille Claudel is a 1988 French film about the life of the 19th century sculptor Camille Claudel. The movie was based on the book by Reine-Marie Paris, granddaughter of Camille's brother, the poet and diplomat Paul Claudel. It was directed by Bruno Nuytten, co-produced by Isabelle Adjani, and starred her and Gérard Depardieu. The film had a total of 2,717,136 admissions in France. Adjani earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress for her role, the second time in her career she was so honored and the first time a French actress was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar twice.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. There was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, and the play is a fictionalisation following the broad outlines of his life.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1990 French comedy-drama film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and based on the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière and Rappeneau. It stars Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet and Vincent Pérez. The film was a co-production between companies in France and Hungary.
Too Beautiful for You is a 1989 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Bertrand Blier. It tells the story of Bernard, a well established BMW car dealer in the South of France, who's cheating on his beautiful wife with his ordinary-looking secretary.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1950 adventure drama romance film based on the 1897 French Alexandrine verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. It uses poet Brian Hooker's 1923 English blank verse translation as the basis for its screenplay. The film was the first motion picture version in English of Rostand's play, though there were several earlier adaptations in different languages.
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The 16th César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best French films of 1990 and took place on 9 March 1991 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Sophia Loren and hosted by Richard Bohringer. Cyrano de Bergerac won the award for Best Film.
The 20th César Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, honoured the best French films of 1994 and took place on 25 February 1995 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Alain Delon and hosted by Jean-Claude Brialy and Pierre Tchernia. Wild Reeds won the award for Best Film.
Fort Saganne is a 1984 French war film directed by Alain Corneau and starring Gérard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Deneuve, and Sophie Marceau. Based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Louis Gardel, the film is about a soldier of humble beginnings who volunteers for service in the Sahara in 1911. After falling in love with the beautiful young daughter of the regional administrator, he is ordered to go on missions in the desert, where he engages in several successful campaigns and experiences severe loneliness. Later, while on a diplomatic mission to Paris, he has a brief affair with a journalist. Returning to Africa, he leads a gallant defense against a feared sultan and is awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. He returns to his home a national hero and marries the young girl he's not forgotten, but their happiness is interrupted by the onset of World War I.
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