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Creator: Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born 1948) is one of the most prominent French actors since his Star-Making Role in Les Valseuses in 1974. As of 2013, he has starred in more than 170 films since 1967. The go-to guy for many leading roles in Period Pieces (either Historical Domain Characters or great novel characters), as well as Foil, Large Ham, Big Fun, Big Eaternote , Boisterous Bruiser, Gentle Giant and The Big Guy roles in French cinema, he also won many acclaims for his dramatic roles such as The Last Metro or Cyrano de Bergerac. The comedies he stars in are generally successful but panned by critics, particularly since the mid-nineties.

His roles in TV movies include Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (1998), Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2000), Joseph Fouché in Napoléon (2002, the most expensive European miniseries ever) and the Mad Monk himself in Rasputin (2011). He recently caused a scandal in France when he left the country and took Russian citizenship (thanks to his friendship with Vladimir Putin) because of the massive increase of taxes since the 2012 election. He also caused another scandal when he got on a plane, very drunk, and pissed on a flight attendant.

Two out of his four children became actors, namely Julie (born in 1973), and Guillaume (1971-2008). Guillaume died of pneumonia after a tumultuous life.

Partial filmography:

His French dubbing works include:

Brian De PalmaDirectorsDanny De Vito
HugoUsefulNotes/FranceGustave Flaubert
Judi DenchShakespearian ActorsReed Diamond
Kat DenningsActorsJohnny Depp

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