Gerard Depardieu Bio - Biography

Name Gerard Depardieu
Height 5' 10¾"
Naionality Franch
Date of Birth 27 December 1948
Place of Birth Châteauroux, Indre, France
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Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Gérard Depardieu started his acting career at the small travelling theatre 'Cafe de la Gare' along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. After minor roles in cinema, at last, he got his chance in Bertrand Blier's Valseuses, Les (1974). That film established a new type of hero in the French cinema and the actor's popularity grew enormously. Later he diversified his screen image and became the leading French actor of the 80s and 90s. He was twice awarded a César as Best Actor for Dernier métro, Le (1980) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), received also an Oscar nomination for 'Cyrano' and a number of awards at international film festivals. In 1996 he was distinguished by the highest French title of 'Chevalier du Légion d'Honneur'. He is married to Elisabeth Depardieu, who appeared with him in Jean de Florette (1986), and has a daughter and a son, Guillaume Depardieu, also an actor.

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