Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967. He has twice won the César Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in Green Card. After he garnered huge critical acclaim for the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac, which landed him a nomination for an Academy Award, Depardieu acted in many big budget Hollywood movies. He is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. He was granted citizenship of Russia in January 2013 and the same month became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro. In 2015 he left Russia declaring that he intends to give up the citizenship and to live in Belgium.

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Life of Pi (2012)

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The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

1900 (1976)

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

102 Dalmatians (2000)

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth - a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler - teams up with Oddball - an un-marked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Alice Evans  •  Tim McInnerny

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth - a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler - teams up with Oddball - an un-marked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Alice Evans  •  Tim McInnerny

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Armand Assante  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Loren Dean

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Armand Assante  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Loren Dean

City of Ghosts (2002)

A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Dillon
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  James Caan  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Gérard Depardieu

A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Dillon
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  James Caan  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Gérard Depardieu

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Anne Brochet  •  Vincent Perez  •  Jacques Weber

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Anne Brochet  •  Vincent Perez  •  Jacques Weber

Hamlet (1996)

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

I Am Dina (2002)

In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Bornedal
CAST:  Maria Bonnevie  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Pernilla August

In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Bornedal
CAST:  Maria Bonnevie  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Pernilla August

Jean de Florette (1986)

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In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Elisabeth Depardieu

In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Elisabeth Depardieu

Last Holiday (2006)

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Changing Times (2004)

In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Malik Zidi

In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Malik Zidi

Maîtresse (1976)

After breaking into a house he believes is empty, thief Olivier is caught by the owner, Ariane, who turns out to be a dominatrix. Improbably falling for her, Olivier returns periodically, and an impulsive romance blossoms despite Ariane's profession. Soon Olivier ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Bulle Ogier  •  André Rouyer  •  Nathalie Keryan

After breaking into a house he believes is empty, thief Olivier is caught by the owner, Ariane, who turns out to be a dominatrix. Improbably falling for her, Olivier returns periodically, and an impulsive romance blossoms despite Ariane's profession. Soon Olivier ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Bulle Ogier  •  André Rouyer  •  Nathalie Keryan

My American Uncle (1980)

Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by corporate downsizing. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Resnais
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Nicole Garcia  •  Roger Pierre  •  Nelly Borgeaud

Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by corporate downsizing. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Resnais
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Nicole Garcia  •  Roger Pierre  •  Nelly Borgeaud

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

The Last Metro (1980)

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Jean Poiret  •  Andréa Ferréol

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Jean Poiret  •  Andréa Ferréol

The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

Village of Artigat, southern France, summer 1542, during the reign of Francis I. Martin Guerre and Bertrande de Rols marry. A few years later, accused of having committed a robbery, Martin suddenly disappears. When, almost a decade later, a man arrives in Artigat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Vigne
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Maurice Barrier  •  Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu  •  Isabelle Sadoyan

Village of Artigat, southern France, summer 1542, during the reign of Francis I. Martin Guerre and Bertrande de Rols marry. A few years later, accused of having committed a robbery, Martin suddenly disappears. When, almost a decade later, a man arrives in Artigat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Vigne
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Maurice Barrier  •  Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu  •  Isabelle Sadoyan

Green Card (1990)

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

Uranus (1990)

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Michel Blanc  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Jean-Pierre Marielle  •  Philippe Noiret

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Michel Blanc  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Jean-Pierre Marielle  •  Philippe Noiret

Camille Claudel (1988)

The life of Camille Claudel, a french sculptor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Nuytten
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Laurent Grévill  •  Alain Cuny

The life of Camille Claudel, a french sculptor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Nuytten
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Laurent Grévill  •  Alain Cuny

My Father the Hero (1991)

Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father. She presents him as her lover, a mercenary and even a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Lauzier
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Marie Gillain  •  Catherine Jacob  •  Charlotte de Turckheim

Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father. She presents him as her lover, a mercenary and even a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Lauzier
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Marie Gillain  •  Catherine Jacob  •  Charlotte de Turckheim
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