Creator / Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born 27 December 1948) is one of the most prominent French actors since his Star-Making Role in Les Valseuses in 1974. As of 2018, he has around 230 acting credits since 1967.

Basically, he's the go-to guy for leading roles in Period Pieces (either Historical Domain Characters or historical novel protagonists), as well as Foil, Large Ham, Big Fun, Big Eater, Boisterous Bruiser, and Gentle Giant roles in French cinema. While most of his box office successes were comedies, he also garnered significant critical acclaim for his dramatic roles such as The Last Metro or Cyrano de Bergerac.

His most famous roles in TV productions include Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (1998), Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2000), Joseph Fouché in Napoléon (2002) and the Mad Monk himself in Rasputin (2011). Speaking of the latter, he's so popular in Russia that he officially became a Russian citizen in 2013, and was even considered for the Ministry of Culture of an oblast in that country.

Two out of his four children became actors, namely Julie (born in 1973), and Guillaume (1971-2008). Guillaume died of pneumonia at age 37 while filming in Romania.
    Selected Filmography 

Live Action Television

French Dubbing