Gerard Depardieu Biography (1948-)

Born December 27, 1948, in Chateauroux, Indre, France; son of Rene (a metal worker) and Eliette (maiden name, Marillier) Depardieu; married Elisabeth Guignot (an actress and psychoanalyst), April 11, 1970 (divorced November, 1996);married Carole Bouquet, 1997 (marriage ended); married Marie Lemieux, June 11, 2001; children: (first marriage) Guillaume (an actor), Julie; (with KarineSylla) Roxanne. Addresses: Agent: Artmedia, 10 Avenue George V, 75008Paris, France.; Contact: 4 Place de la Chapelle, F-78380 Bougival, France.

Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
December 27, 1948
Chateauroux, France

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Le beatnik et le minet (short film), 1965
  • Le cri du cormoran le soir au dessus des jonques (also known as The Cry of the Cormoran at Night over the Junks), Gaumont International,1971
  • Fredo Babasch, Le tueur (also known as The Killer, Il Commissario Le Guen e il caso Gassot, The Killer, and Der Killerund der Kommissar), Societe Nouvelle Prodis, 1971
  • La vie sentimentale de Georges Le Tueur, 1971
  • Door-to-door salesman, Nathalie Granger, French Consulate/Moulletet Compagnie/Mouflet et Cie, 1971
  • Zeze Perrin, L'affaire Dominici (also known as El affaire Dominici, L'affare Dominici, and The Dominici Affair), Societe Nouvelle de Cinema/Imperia, 1972
  • Pierre, le frere de Nathalie, Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide (also known as A Little Sun in Cold Water, Un attimo d'amore, Un po' di sole nell'acqua gelida, and Sunlight on Cold Water), Imperia, 1972
  • Le complice de Jo, Le viager (also known as The Annuity), United Artists, 1972
  • Burglar, La scoumoune (also known as Killer Man, Il clandei marsigliesi, Hit Man, The Pariah, Lo scomunicato, and Scoumoune), Fox-Lira, 1972
  • Un jeune truand, Deux hommes dans la ville (also known as Two Men in Town, Due contro la citta, and Two against the Law),Valoria, 1972
  • Beretti, Au rendez-vous de la mort joyeuse (also known as At the Meeting with Joyous Death and Lune lune coquelune), United Artists, 1972
  • L'an O1 (also known as The Year 01), 1972
  • Fabien, Rude journee pour la reine (also known as Rough Day forthe Queen), Nouvelles Editions de Films/Planfilm, 1973
  • Postman, Les gaspards (also known as The Down-in-the-Hole Gang, The Holes, and De rare snuiters), Albina, 1973
  • Jean-Claude, Les valseuses (also known as Going Places, Getting It Up, and Making It), Societe nouvelle prodis/Almi/CinemaV, 1973
  • La femme du Gange, 1973
  • Matriscope inventor, Stavisky ... (also known as L'empire d'Alexandre and Stavisky, il grande truffatore), CCFC/Almi/Cinema V, 1973
  • Jean Lavellee, Vincent, Francois, Paul ... et les autres (also known as Vincent, Francois, Paul ... and the Others and Tre amici le moglie e affettuosamente le altre), Gaumont, 1974
  • Pierre, Pas si mechant que ca (also known as Not As Wicked As All That ... and The Wonderful Crook), Gaumont, 1974
  • Olivier, Maitresse (also known as Mistress), Gaumont International, 1975
  • Gerard, La derniere femme (also known as The Last Woman andL'ultima donna), Columbia, 1975
  • Doctor Jean-Pierre Berg, Sept morts sur ordonnance (also known asSeven Deaths by Prescription, Bestial Quartet, Quartett bestial, and Siete muertes por prescripcion facultativa), AMLF, 1975
  • Olmo Dalco, 1900 (also known as 1900-Gewalt, Macht, Leidenschaft, 1900-Kampf, Liebe, Hoffnung, and Ninteen Hundred), Paramount/United Artists/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Man on horse, Je t'aime, moi non plus (also known as I Love YouNo More and I Love You, I Don't), 1975
  • Bertolucci secondo il cinema (also known as The Cinema According to Bertolucci and The Making of "1900"), 1975
  • Samson/Samson's killer, Barocco, Films la Boetie, 1976
  • Michel Cayre, Baxter, Vera Baxter, Sunchild, 1976
  • Title role, Rene la canne (also known as Rene the Cane), Rizzoli, 1976
  • Les plages de l'Atlantique, 1976
  • Lui, Le camion (also known as The Truck and The Lorry), Cinema 9/Films Moliere, 1977
  • Philippe Larcher, La nuit, tous les chats sont gris (also known asAt Night All Cats Are Gray), Societe Nouvelle Prodis/Exportation Francaise Cinematographique/SAM, 1977
  • David Martinaud, Dites-lui que je l'aime (also known as Tell Him I Love Him and This Sweet Sickness), World Marketing, 1977
  • Raoul, Preparez vos mouchoirs (also known as Get Out Your Handkerchiefs and Get Your Handkerchiefs Ready), Capac/Belga/New Line Cinema, 1977
  • Violanta, 1977
  • Der mann mit dem T-Shirt, Die Linkshaendige Frau (also known as The Left-Handed Woman), 1977
  • Gerard Lafayette, Ciao maschio (also known as Affentraum, Reve de singe, and Bye Bye Monkey), Gaumont/Filverlag der Autoren, 1978
  • Franco, L'ingorgo (also known as Traffic Jam, L'ingorgo-Una storia impossibile, El gran atasco, Le grand embouteillage, Stau, and Bottleneck), CineTel, 1978
  • Raoul-Renaud Homecourt, Le sucre (also known as The Sugar),SFP/Gaumont International/Cineproduction, 1978
  • Morel, Les chiens (also known as The Dogs), World Marketing/GEF/CCFC, 1978
  • Title role, Loulou, Gaumont International/New Yorker, 1979
  • Alphonse Tram, Buffet froid (also known as Cold Cuts), Interama, 1979
  • Rene Ragueneau, Mon oncle d'Amerique (also known as Les somnambules and My American Uncle), New World, 1979
  • Raoul Lamarre, Rosy la bourrasque (also known as Temporale Rosy and Hurricane Rosie), 1979
  • Patrick, Je vous aime (also known as I Love You All), AMLF,1980
  • Roger Morzini, Inspecteur la Bavure (also known as Inspector Blunder), AMLF, 1980
  • Bernard Granger, Le dernier metro (also known as The Last Metro), United Artists, 1980
  • Bernard Coudray, La femme d'a cote (also known as The Woman Next Door), United Artists, 1981
  • Mickey, Le choix des armes (also known as Choice of Arms),Parafrance, 1981
  • Campana, La chevre (also known as The Goat and Knock onWood), European Classics, 1981
  • Gerard Delmas, La lune dans le caniveau (also known as The Moonin the Gutter and Lo Specchio del desiderio), Columbia/Triumph, 1982
  • Gerard Berger/Bernard Vigo, Le grand frere (also known as The Big Brother), 1982
  • Georges Danton, Danton (also known as L'affaire Danton), Triumph, 1983
  • Himself, Wajda's Danton (documentary), Cori Films International/Channel Four, 1983
  • Arnaud de Tihl, Le retour de Martin Guerre (also known as The Return of Martin Guerre), European International, 1983
  • Jean Lucas, Les comperes (also known as The Co-Fathers andComDads), European International, 1983
  • Charles Saganne, Fort Saganne, Roissy/AAA, 1983
  • Voice of Jean Lerman, L'homme blesse (also known as The WoundedMan), 1983
  • Title role, Tartuffe (also known as Le Tartuffe), Gaumont International, 1984
  • Paul Senanques, Rive droite, rive gauche (also known as Right Bank, Left Bank), Parafrance, 1984
  • Mangin, Police, Gaumont/TF1, 1984
  • Julien Chayssac, Une femme ou deux (also known as One Woman orTwo and A Woman or Two), AAA/World Marketing/Orion Classics, 1985
  • Bob, Tenue de soiree (also known as Evening Dress and Menage), Norstar, 1985
  • Title role, Jean de Florette, Orion Classics, 1986
  • Jean Lucas, Les fugitifs (also known as The Fugitives), Gaumont/Roissy/Buena Vista, 1986
  • Dr. Lombart, Clara's father, Rue du depart (also known as Street of Departures), AAA/Films du Volcan/Allied Artists, 1986
  • (Uncredited) Prisoner in police station, Je hais les acteurs (alsoknown as I Hate Actors), 1986
  • Father Donissan, Sous le soleil de Satan (also known as Under the Sun of Satan and Under Satan's Sun), Gaumont, 1987, released inthe United States by Alive Films, 1989
  • Marc, Deux (also known as Two), AMLF/Roissy, 1988
  • Charles, Drole d'endroit pour une rencontre (also known as A Funny Place for a Meeting, A Strange Place for an Encounter, and A Strange Place to Meet), Union Generale Cinematographique/Roissy, 1988
  • Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel (also known as Camille Claudel-Violence et passion), Gaumont, 1988, released in the United States by Orion Classics, 1989
  • Christian Gauthier, Je veux rentrer a la maison (also known as I Want to Go Home), Marin Karmitz, 1989
  • Bernard Barthelemy, Trop belle pour toi (also known as Too Beautiful for You), AMLF, 1989, released in the United States by Orion Classics, 1990
  • Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Orion, 1990
  • George Faure, Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Marc "Dr. Worms" Antoine, Merci, la vie (also known as Thanks for Life and Thank You, Life), 1991
  • Andre, Mon pere ce heros (also known as My Father the Hero), 1991
  • Leopold, Uranus, Miramax, 1991
  • Marin Marias, Tous les matins du monde (also known as All the Mornings of the World and Every Morning of the World), October Films, 1992
  • Christopher Columbus, 1492: The Conquest of Paradise (also known as 1492: Christophe Colomb, 1492: La conquete du paradis, and 1492: La conquista del paraiso), Paramount, 1992
  • Paris airport employee, From Time to Time (also known as Timekeeper and Le visionarium), 1992
  • Simon Donnadieu, Helas pour moi (also known as Oh, Woe Is Me and Alas for Me), Cinema Parallel, 1993
  • Himself, Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits (also known as Francois Truffaut: Portraits voles), 1993
  • Onoff, A Pure Formality (also known as Une pure formalite and Una pura formalita), 1994
  • Dr. Marc Lacroix, The Machine (also known as La machine andDie Maschine), 1994
  • Gerard, Le garcu, 1994
  • Toussaint Maheu, Germinal, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • Andre, My Father, the Hero (also known as My father, ce heros), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Title role, Colonel Chabert (also known as Le Colonel Chabert), October Films, 1994
  • Antoine Carco, The Guardian Angels (also known as Les anges gardiens), Gaumont Buena Vista International, 1995
  • Le commissaire de police, The Horseman on the Roof (also known asLe hussard sur le toit), Miramax Zoe Films, 1995
  • Jacques Desmoulins, Elisa, Roissy, 1995
  • Gerard Depardieu, en visite, A Hundred and One Nights (also knownas Les cent et une nuits, Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinema, and A Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema), Mercure Distribution,1995
  • Title role, Bogus, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Big Tommy, Unhook the Stars (also known as Decroche les etoiles), Miramax, 1995
  • Ossipon, The Secret Agent (also known as Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1995
  • Laurent Monier, Le plus beau metier du monde (also known as TheBest Job in the World), 1996
  • Reynaldo (long version), Hamlet (also known as William Shakespeare's Hamlet), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Jean Bourdalou, XXL, 1997
  • Porthos, The Man in the Iron Mask, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Avv. Levi, La parola amore esiste (also known as Mots d'amour and Notes of Love), 1998
  • Himself, Junket Whore, 1998
  • Laurent Gaspard, Bimboland, 1998
  • Obelix, Asterix et Obelix contre Cesar (also known as Asterix & Obelix gegen Caesar, Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar, Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, and Asterix e Obelix contro Cesare),1999
  • Georges, Un pont entre deux rives (also known as A Bridge between Two Shores and The Bridge), Phaedra Cinema, 1999
  • Strix, Mirka, 1999
  • Molotov, Tutto l'amore che c'e (also known as All the Love There Is), 2000
  • Himself, Les acteurs (also known as Actors), 2000
  • Francois Vatel (title role), Vatel, Miramax, 2000
  • Bernard, Zavist bogov (also known as The Envy of Gods), 2000
  • Jean-Pierre Le Pelt, 102 Dalmations, Buena Vista, 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, In the Shadow of Hollywood (also known as A l'ombre d'Hollywood), National Film Board of Canada, 2000
  • Felix Santini, Le placard (also known as The Closet), Miramax, 2001
  • Angelo, Concorrenza sleale (also known as Concurrence deloyale and Unfair Competition), 2001
  • Andrezej, CQ, United Artists, 2001
  • Title role, Vidocq, 2001
  • Depardieu, Stregh verso nord, 2001
  • Obelix, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (also known as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Kleopatra), Miramax, 2002
  • Jacob, I Am Dina (also known as Jag aer Dina), Columbia TriStar, 2002
  • D'Artagnan, Blanche, 2002
  • Daniel Foray, Crime Spree, 2002
  • City of Ghosts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Max, Between Strangers, 2002
  • Leo Shepherd, Aime ton pere (also known as A Loving Father), 2002
  • Film Coproducer
  • Les comperes (also known as The Co-Fathers), European International, 1983
  • Tenue de soiree, Norstar, 1985
  • Jean de Florette, Orion Classics, 1986
  • Les fugitifs (also known The Fugitives), Gaumont/Roissy/Buena Vista, 1986
  • Sous le soleil de Satan (also known as Under the Sun of Satan and Under Satan's Sun), Gaumont, 1987, released in the United States by Alive Films, 1989
  • Drole d'endroit pour une rencontre (also known as A Funny Placefor a Meeting, A Strange Place for an Encounter, and A Strange Placeto Meet), Union Generale Cinematographique/Roissy, 1988
  • Marc Lambert, Deux (also known as Two), AMLF/Roissy, 1988
  • Camille Claudel, Gaumont, 1988, released in the United States by Orion Classics, 1989
  • Je veux rentrer a la maison (also known as I Want to Go Home), Marin Karmitz, 1989
  • Trop belle pour toi (also known as Too Beautiful for You),AMLF, 1989, released in the United States by Orion Classics, 1990
  • Shakha Proshaka, 1990
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Agantuk (also known as The Stranger), 1991
  • She's So Lovely (also known as Call It Love), 1997
  • Film Producer
  • Un pont entre deux rives (also known as A Bridge between Two Shores and The Bridge), 1999
  • Film Director
  • Tartuffe, Gaumont International, 1984
  • Un pont entre deux rives (also known as A Bridge between Two Shores and The Bridge), 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Eddy Belmont, Rendez-vous a Badenberg, 1970
  • Gerard, L'inconnu, 1974
  • Movies
  • Edek, Tango, 1970
  • Le cyborg ou le voyage vertical, 1970
  • Un hippie, Nausicaa, 1970
  • Honore de Balzac, Balzac (also known as Balazac-Ein Leben voller Leidenschaft), 1999
  • Titus, Berenice, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Jean-Joseph Jenk, Un monsieur bien range, 1973
  • Edmond Dantes/Le Comte de Monte Cristo/L'abbe Busoni/Lord Wilmore/Le pereDantes, Le comte de Monte Cristo (also known as Il conte di Montecristo, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Der Graf von Monte Cristo), 1998
  • Jean Valjean, Les miserables (also known as Les Miserables-Gefangene des Schicksals), 2000
  • Joseph Fouche, Napoleon, PBS, 2002
  • Specials
  • Himself/Bernard, Vivement Truffaut (also known as Hommage a Truffaut), 1985
  • Columbus: The World's First Astronaut, TBS, 1992
  • Himself, Cannes ... les 400 coups, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "Mon ami Maigret," Enquetes du commissaire Maigret, 1973
  • Himself, So Graham Norton, 2001
  • Himself, "From Leipzig," Wetten, dass ... ?, 2002
  • Television Producer
  • Miniseries
  • Les miserables (also known as Les Miserables-Gefangene des Schicksals), 2000
  • Napoleon, PBS, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Les garcons de la bande, Theatre Edouard VII, 1968-1969
  • Une fille dans ma soupe, Theatre de la Madeleine, 1970
  • Galapagos, Theatre de la Madeleine, 1971
  • Saved, Theatre National de Chaillot, 1972
  • Home, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1972
  • Isme, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1973
  • Isacc, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1973
  • La chevauchee sur le lac de Constance, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1974
  • Les insenses sont en voie d'extinction, Centre Dramatique de Nanterre, 1978
  • Tartuffe, Theatre National de Strasbourg, 1983
  • Lily Passion (musical), Au Zenith, 1986
  • The Gates of Heaven, Paris, 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Lettres volees (memoir; also known as Stolen Letters), J. C. Lattes, 1988

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Chutkow, Paul, Depardieu: A Biography, Alfred Knopf, 1994
    • Gray, Marianne, Depardieu: A Biography, 1991
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • Newsmakers 1991, Issue Cumulation, Gale Research, 1991
    Periodicals
    • Film Comment, September/October, 1996, pp. 36-40
    • Interview, December, 1990, p. 120
    • New York Times, June 14, 1987
    • Rolling Stone, March 7, 1991, pp. 69-70, 98

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