Paris | Gerard Depardieu, accused of “rape” and “sexual assault” of a young actress, is a sacred monster of French cinema, whose career spans more than 50 years, with a life full of scandals and scandals.
This indictment relates to facts he has always denied, which were to happen in the summer of 2018 in his Parisian home.
“The man is dark, but the actor is enormous,” said Catherine Deneuve, his partner in Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro” and nine other films.
Known for his instinctive play and gusto – over 200 films in film and television – one of the world’s most famous French actors has played multiple characters, including most of the great heroes of national literature, from Cyrano de Bergerac to Jean Valjean des “Misérables”, including Edmond Dantès (“The Count of Monte Cristo”).
Gerard Depardieu was born on December 27, 1948 in Châteauroux (center), and lived a troubled teenager, marked by delinquency and odd jobs, before discovering theater in Paris.
He first appeared in cinema in 1965, then in theater and television. In 1974, he appeared on the screen in Bertrand Blair’s “Valseuses”.
Other notable roles include: Bernardo Bertolucci (1975), with Robert De Niro, François Truffaut’s Last Metro (1980) or Francis Weber’s successful comedy such as The Goat (1981).
In the early 1990s, he tried his hand at Hollywood cinema with “The Green Card” (1990) or “1492” (1992).
Marked by many “ups and downs”, the end of the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty-first century will see his role in successful films, such as the series “Asterix and Obelix” and “36, quai des Orfèvres”.
After making headlines in 2014 in “Welcome to New York,” based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, he returned from the front door of the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 with Guillaume Nickelux’s “Valley of Love”.
Gerard Depardieu is known for his taste for good food and passion for karma, as evidenced by his outrageous behavior that led to many scandals and made him a regular in the news department.
Like when a photographer hit a photographer in Florence in 2005, he urinated in the cabin of a Paris-Dublin flight in 2011, and hit a driver in central Paris in 2012.
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At the end of 2012, he made headlines again by announcing that he had “returned” his passport to protest taxes levied on the rich, and after choosing tax exile in Belgium, he acquired Russian citizenship.
He stated in 2014 to the weekly Le Point: “I find it natural to pay, but not for the idiots who think they are doing a good job.”
Since then, Gerard Depardieu has continued to praise his new homeland, Russia, a “great democracy”, and never cease to praise Vladimir Putin, whom he likened to Pope John Paul II … or himself.
In “The Beast”, a book often containing black secrets appeared and once in the fall of 2017, the actor returns to the so-called disappointment of France, saying that he prefers “to be free from the French”. “But this does not mean that I am abandoning this country,” he adds immediately.
In early February, when he was promoting his latest work “Elsewhere,” which was published in October, on France 5, he lost his nerve in the face of host Claire Schazal, who asked him about human rights in Russia.
“Oh, because you think it’s Hitler?” What did Putin do? The Holocaust? “He gets angry and adds:” I don’t get involved in politics when I’m in a foreign country. “
His Book of Secrets was on top of sales Tuesday night in Amazon France.
In town, Gerard Depardieu met four children, two from his first wife Elizabeth, and actors Julie and Guillaume (died 2008), as well as Roxanne and Jean, born from two other relationships.
He owns vineyards in France and abroad, and has invested in restaurants in Paris.
Twelve Adventures of Gerard Depardieu Over Twenty Years
In 2004 – under the influence of alcohol, he goes up to the Caesar Theater while his daughter gets double the price, causing discomfort.
– He followed him in Florence, Italy, got angry and headed a photographer.
– During an interview with BBC1, he lit a cigarette and smashed his ass on the carpet of a program.
He describes the bullfighting as a “supreme ritual” and attracts the anger of Brigitte Bardot.
– In an interview, he was asked about his son, Guillaume, who died of an infection in 2008, and he called a journalist, describing her as a “slut.”
Unable to wait for the plane to take off towards Dublin, the actor relaxes himself in front of the passengers, and urinates in full view, in a bottle.
– In order not to pay taxes in France, he chose his domicile in Belgium. Then he applies for Russian citizenship.
– For the song, his voice was added to that of the daughter of Islam Karimov, the tyrannical president of Uzbekistan.
In addition to driving the driver while he was on a motorcycle, he hit him.
He falls off his motorcycle and is arrested by the police while drunk in Paris.
– All smiles, he paints a few dancing steps in the company of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, whose name chimes with multiple kidnappings and assassinations.
Angry at the noise of an Italian restaurant owner, he gets angry with him, sprinkles water and takes the opportunity to do the same with customers.
He was intercepted again by the police while he was driving his motorcycle while drunk.