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.
Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it. Even if you're not a great chef, there's nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn't. That's what's so terrible about the industrialization of agriculture and the food chain. There are children growing up today who don't know what a lamb, a pig or a rabbit looks like.
I want to get more involved with the vineyards I have all over the world and to spend more time with the people who work in them. You need to be there to make yourself understood; you can't just tell people what to do from the end of a telephone line. My unrealized ambition is to tend my vines, produce wine and work like an artisan. I dream of rediscovering the old traditions and customs of wine growing, not necessarily to deny the technology which we have today, but to harness it and work in harmony with nature.
I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Si La Photo Est Bonne||1992||-|
|Ma Plus Belle Histoire D'Amour||1998||-|
|Ne me quitte pas||2011||-|
|Une Petite Cantate||1999||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Gerard Xavier Marcel Depardieu|
|Date of Birth||December 27, 1948|
|Birthplace||Chateauroux, Indre, France|
|Height||5' 11" (180 cm)|
|Distinctive Features||His bulbous nose|
|Occupation||Actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner|
|Claim to Fame||Les valseuses / Goin` places Asterix and Obelix|
|Brand Endorsements||TV commercial for Ile flottante Senoble (2002)TV Commercial for Pâtes Barilla (3 different commercials) (2001)|
|Friends||John Travolta (actor), Robert de Niro (actor), Fidel Castro (Cuban leader), Ornella Muti (actress), Jean Carmet, Carole Bouquet, Fanny Ardant, Christian Clavier|