Gérard Depardieu

Actor, Director

Born: Châteauroux, Indre, France


Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (ʒeʁaʁ dəpaʁdjø; born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 films since 1967.He received critical acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro (1980), for which he won the César Award for Best Actor, in Police (1985), for which he won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actor, Jean de Florette (1986), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), winning the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, his second César Award for Best Actor, and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.He co-starred in Peter Weirs comedy Green Card (1990), winning a Golden Globe Award and later acted in many big budget Hollywood movies including Ridley Scotts 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Kenneth Branaghs Hamlet (1996), Randall Wallaces The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), and Ang Lees Life of Pi (2012).He is a Chevalier of the Légion dhonneur and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. He was granted citizenship of Russia in January 2013, and became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro during the same month.

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