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Gérard Depardieu (born December 27, 1948; Template:Audio) is a French actor.

He was born in Chateauroux, Centre, France, the son of a sheet metal worker. His acting career started in the 1970s and by the early 1980s, he was one of the leading French actors gaining much attention for his role opposite Fanny Ardant in François Truffaut's film La Femme d'à côté (The Woman Next Door), and winning his first César Award for Best Actor for his role in Le Dernier métro.

He also starred in Le Retour de Martin Guerre in 1982.

In the 1990s he achieved some fame in North America too. His most significant English-language productions are Green Card with Andie MacDowell and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.

He first married Élisabeth Depardieu, with whom he has two children:: Guillaume and Julie.

He later married fellow actress Carole Bouquet, in 1997.

Depardieu is the highest paid actor in France, and one of the most powerful within the French film industry. In addition to the nearly 150 motion-pictures he has appeared in, he has also directed and/or produced several major films through his company, "DD Productions".

Awards

He has been nominated a record-setting 14 times for the César Award as Best Actor. After his first win in 1981, he won a second time in 1991 for Cyrano de Bergerac for which he was also nominated for the 1990 Academy Award for Best Actor. In addition he also earned the following:

Filmography

See also

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