Gérard Depardieu

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By Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard 15.05.09 You could see Roxane's point about the problematic proboscis when the likes of Gérard Depardieu and Antony Sher were involved but you might think she could overlook that honking hooter if it had the rest of...
Jacob's Ladder - Hollywood Reporter
"One night in '96, Gerard Depardieu yelled at me like I've never been yelled at before, even by my own father," he recalls. Jacob also remembers the moments that made him smile, with a bit of humor. "I remember Emma Thompson walking the red carpet...
The divine lightness of being Ludivine Sagnier - guardian.co.uk
So I went there with a friend of mine – Gerard Depardieu's daughter." She breaks off for a deadpan thumbnail sketch – "she looks like Depardieu, but with a dress" – then rattles on with the story: "As she was my friend, we were so happy to play...
tours in Lewes May 29-31 - Cape Gazette
The Nina was used in the production of the film “1492” starring Gerard Depardieu and directed by Ridley Scott. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. It is a larger version of the archetypal caravel,...
DVD Reviews - San Francisco Chronicle
Danton (Gérard Depardieu) is a man of the people, full of lust and zest. Over the years, as Depardieu has gotten heavier and slower, it's become easy to forget the impact he had as a young man. In his early 30s, Depardieu was already packing on the...
The State of French Cinema - The GC Advocate
He begins killing for mob boss Guido (Gérard Depardieu), who incidentally is part of the OAS (Organization of the Secret Army) and they shoot Arabs together while jeering racist insults. Near the end of the second film, L'ennemi public no.1,...
Kelly: No Botox for me, wrinkles are attractive - Scotsman
The GMTV presenter says she finds smooth-faced stars such as Tom Cruise unattractive, preferring instead to go for the lived-in features of Gérard Depardieu. Kelly, 49, a mother-of-one, said: "If you're really unhappy with the way you look, then fine....
Fest tightens its designer belt - Toronto Star
Along with the above-named directors, the actors heading to Cannes include Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Diane Kruger, Gérard Depardieu, Paz de la Huerta, Fanny Ardant, Mads Mikkelsen, Emile Hirsch and Liev...
Jewish film festival projects past - and present (News Feature) - Monsters and Critics.com
France, with four feature films, has been particularly prominent in Berlin, with the 2008 movie, Hello Goodbye, starring Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant, particularly winning plaudits from audiences. A delightful comedy, the movie centres on the...
Fear(s) Of The Dark DVD Review: Head Horrors - NewsBlaze
... and the fact that the ill-fated protagonist is voiced by actor Guillaume Depardieu, the young son of French screen legend Gerard Depardieu, who in a real life horror that casts a shadow of its own over this production, died suddenly and tragically...

Gérard Depardieu

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Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu CQ (born December 27 1948, pronunciation (help·info)) is one of France's most prominent actors. He has won a number of honors including a nomination for an Academy Award for the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac and the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in Green Card.

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France. He is one of six children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe "la Liette" (née Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel "le Dédé" Depardieu, a metal worker and volunteer fireman. Depardieu spent more time in the street than in the classroom and left school at 13. At the age of 16, Depardieu left Châteauroux for Paris. There, he studied acting under Jean-Laurent Cochet, and went on to become one of France's most renowned actors. In 1986, his fame grew as a result of his performance as a doomed, hunchbacked farmer in the film Jean de Florette. Five years later he won a César for his starring role in Cyrano de Bergerac. More recently, he has played Obélix in the three Astérix movies.

In 1970 Depardieu married Élisabeth Guignot with whom he had two children, actor Guillaume (1971–2008) and actress Julie (1973). In 1992, while separated from Élisabeth, he had a daughter, Roxane, with the model Karine Sylla. In 1996 he divorced Élisabeth and began a relationship with actress Carole Bouquet, with whom he was married from 1997 to 2005. On 14 July 2006, he had a son, Jean, with French-Cambodian actress Hélène Bizot, according to the 6 August 2008 issue of Paris Match. Since 2005, Depardieu has lived with a Harvard-educated novelist, Clémentine Igou.

On October 13 2008, his son Guillaume died at the age of 37 from complications linked to a sudden case of pneumonia.

Depardieu has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role César during his career and won it two times in 1981 and 1991. He was also nominated for an Oscar in 1990 for his role in Cyrano de Bergerac.

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36 Quai des Orfèvres (film)


36 Quai des Orfèvres (Department 36) is a 2004 French film directed by Olivier Marchal and starring Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu. The film takes place in Paris, where two cops (Auteuil and Depardieu) are competing for the vacant seat of Chief of Police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by a former police officer who spent twelve years in the French police before creating this story, which in part is taken from real facts happened during the eighties in France. 36 Quai des Orfèvres is the address of the French equivalent of Scotland Yard. The film was nominated for 8 César Awards. Director, Olivier Marchal, is a former policeman and based the story on a collection of real life events.

The story revolves around the two main characters, Léo Vrinks (Daniel Auteuil) and Denis Klein (Gérard Depardieu), where the rivalry to catch a well-organized gang of armored-car robbers, pushes Klein to play dirty in order to get the promotion to the seat of chief of police in Paris. Vrinks is a good cop with a tight crew of fellow colleagues that are on the verge of unmasking the robbers, after many months of suirveillance that lead them right to their base. Léo also depends upon tips from shady persons and many times he trusts criminals in order to achieve his goals, on the other side Denis Klein is the figure of an accomplished police officer but with a dirty attitude and questionable ethics. Léo is duped into unwittingly driving an informant, Silien, to the scene of a triple murder. Silien buys Léo's silence with information on where the notorious van gang is hiding out. During a police operation to bust the robbers, Léo and his crew are one of the first agents to arrive at the spot, immediately followed by his rival Denis; where he gets drunk, stumbles out of hiding, messes up the whole operation and gets Léo's best friend killed. In the meantime, Klein learns from a witness to Silien's triple murder (a prostitute and illegal immigrant who needs help) that Léo was present at the murder scene. Klein has Léo arrested and he is thrown into jail. A subsequent internal police inquiry into the botched van gang bust rules Léo's evidence against Klein inadmissible and exonerates Klein completely of any wrongdoing. Léo's wife Camille Vrinks (Valeria Golino) is stranded alone without knowing what to do to help her husband locked in jail. The same guy who tipped Léo of the bust is willing to help her with some money in exchange of her husband's silence so as to protect his identity. At the same time Klein is spying on Camille and, after a brief car chase, Klein purposely slams his car into Camille's and runs her off the road. Both Camille and Léo's former informant die. Klien puts a bullet through Camille's head and claims that Léo's informant shot her in the car, causing them to veer off the road as she had been driving at the time. Léo is emotionally scarred by the events. Many years later, once Léo is out of jail, we can see Klein in the seat of the chief of the police in Paris. Léo asks for help from a friend, an ex prostitute who was raped in the beginning of the story, to get his life on track since he lost everything but his daughter. He tries to get his crew back to understand what happened the day the bust went wrong and the accident that killed his wife, but he finds that some of his friends quit the police or were transferred to other departments because they refused to comply with Klein's dirty methods. Léo plans a keen vendetta against his rival, Klein. Many years have passed and his daughter grew up without a mother or a father and he is eager to see her after seven years spent in jail.

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CQ (film)


CQ is a 2001 film written and directed by Roman Coppola.

It is an homage to 1960s Italian spy/sci-fi spoofs like Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik and the documentary spoof David Holzman's Diary. The cinematography is done by Robert D. Yeoman. The film stars Jeremy Davies, Jason Schwartzman, Giancarlo Giannini, Gérard Depardieu, Billy Zane, and Angela Lindvall. Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik star John Phillip Law also appears.

The film features an original soundtrack by French electronic band Mellow, which was released on Emperor Norton Records.

CQ was released by MGM.

Set in Paris in 1969, young film editor Paul Ballard (Jeremy Davies) is currently working on a science-fiction, action-adventure film called "Dragonfly", written and directed by renowned director Andrezej (Gérard Depardieu). Andrezej is utterly infatuated with his film's star, Valentine (Angela Lindvall), a young American whom he discovered at a political rally some time ago. While working on the film, Paul, an aspiring filmmaker himself, regularly borrows cameras and other equipment from work in order to film his own project: a documentary of Paul's own self-reflections.

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Une Femme ou Deux

Une Femme ou Deux (One Woman or Two) is a French film made in 1985. It is a comedy which lasts about 97 mins. It was directed by Daniel Vigne who was also the screenwriter along with Elizabeth Rappeneau.

The cast included Gérard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Ruth Westheimer, Michel Aumont, Zabou, Jean-Pierre Bisson, Yann Babilée. Produced by Michel Choquet, the music scores were from Kevin Mulligan, Evert Verhees and Jean Thielemans.

Gérard Depardieu makes an archeological find of a two-million year old French woman which he calls Laura. He is approached and conned by an American advertising executive Sigourney Weaver, masquerading as a charity organisation executive in order to use the woman for her own perfume advertising campaign. Later the real charity organisation executive Ruth Westheimer turns up ... it all develops from there.

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Danton (1983 film)


Danton is a 1983 French language film adaptation of the play The Danton Case by Stanislawa Przybyszewska, depicting the last months of Georges Danton. It stars Gérard Depardieu in the title role and Anne Alvaro, directed by Andrzej Wajda. The film was made by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda and was an international co-production between companies in France, Poland and West Germany. All supporters of Danton (with exception to Bourdon) are played by French actors, while Robespierre's allies by Polish. There are significant ideological differences between Wajda's film and Przybyszewska's play, particularly with regard to the figure of Robespierre.

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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990 film)


Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1990 French-language film based on the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand. It was directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean-Paul Rappeneau. The English subtitles use Anthony Burgess's translation of the text, which preserves the rhyming alexandrines of the original. The film was a co-production between companies in France and Hungary.

The film is the first theatrical film version of Rostand's original play in color. It is also considerably more lavish than previous versions.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a Parisian poet and swashbuckler with a large nose of which he is self-conscious, but which he pretends to be proud of. He is madly in love with his "friendly cousin" (they were not actually related as cousins), the beautiful Roxane, however, he does not believe she will requite his love because he considers himself physically unattractive. Soon he finds that Roxane has become infatuated with Christian de Neuvillette, a dashing new recruit to the Cadets of Gascogne, the military unit of which Cyrano is the captain. Christian however, despite his good looks, is tongue-tied when speaking with women. Seeing an opportunity to vicariously declare his love for Roxane, he decides to aid Christian, who does not know how to court a woman and gain her love. Cyrano aids Christian, writing love letters and poems describing the very emotions that Cyrano himself feels for Roxane. Roxane begins to appreciates Christian not only for his good looks but now his apparent eloquence. She eventually falls in love with him and they have a secret marriage. However, right after the wedding ceremony, Christian has been called off to fight in the war against the Spanish. The War is harsh and brutal, the Cadets of Gascogne are suffering through the lack of food. Cyrano escapes over enemy lines each morning to deliver a love letter written from Cyrano himself but signed with Christian's name, sent to Roxane. Christian at this time, is completely unaware of Cyrano's doings. The love letters Cyrano writes eventually draw Roxane out from the city of Paris to the war front. She had come to visit Christian, the supposed romantic poet. However, during the battle which follows during Roxane's visit, Christian is wounded and dies in battle. Cyrano fights off the attackers and the French win. Cyrano keeps his love for Roxane a secret for fourteen years, during which time he becomes unpopular because of his raucous behavior. However, during this time, Cyrano faithfully visits Roxane until a fateful attempt on his life leaves him on death's door. Only then does he reveal to Roxane his feelings towards her. As Cyrano dies, Roxane realizes that it was he, and not Christian, that she really loved all along.

Gérard Depardieu's Best Actor nomination is an extremely rare feat for a non-English-speaking role.

Gérard Depardieu won the Best Actor award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1990.

The film was nominated for 14 César Awards in 1991, and received 11, which is a record, including awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Director.

The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The film was nominated for 8 BAFTA in 1991 and received 4.

This film marked the second time that an actor had been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Cyrano; the first time was in 1950, when José Ferrer was nominated for his performance in the English-language film of Cyrano de Bergerac. Ferrer, however, won his Oscar; Depardieu did not.

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Julie Depardieu

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Julie Jeanne Rose Alice Depardieu (born 18 June 1973) is a French actress who has appeared in a number of successful movies.

She is the daughter of Gérard Depardieu and Élisabeth Depardieu, and the sister of the late Guillaume Depardieu—all of whom are also film actors. She also has a half-sister, Roxane and a half-brother, Jean.

In 2004, she won two César Awards (Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actress), and won another one (Best Supporting Actress) in 2008.

In 2008 she also directed her first opera les contes d'Hoffmann at the Vaux le Vicomte castle, the castle which inspired Louis XIV to build Versailles.

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