Gérard Depardieu

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Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (UK: , US: , French: [ʒeʁaʁ ɡzavje maʁsɛl dəpaʁdjø] ; born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, known to be one of the most prolific in film history. He has completed over 250 films since 1967, almost exclusively as a lead. Depardieu has worked with over 150 film directors whose most notable collaborations include Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Maurice Pialat, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Ridley Scott, and Bernardo Bertolucci. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gérard Depardieu has received more than 5,620,644 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Gérard Depardieu is the 40th most popular actor (up from 59th in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from France (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Actor.

Gérard Depardieu is most famous for his role in the movie Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Among actors, Gérard Depardieu ranks 40 out of 13,578Before him are Gina Lollobrigida, Terence Hill, Harrison Ford, Jean Reno, Vivien Leigh, and Catherine Deneuve. After him are Marcello Mastroianni, Nicolas Cage, Vin Diesel, Shah Rukh Khan, Claudia Cardinale, and Debbie Reynolds.

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Among people born in 1948, Gérard Depardieu ranks 4Before him are Al Gore, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Jean Reno. After him are Terry Pratchett, Svetlana Alexievich, Eckhart Tolle, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cat Stevens, Samuel L. Jackson, Hassan Rouhani, and Sauli Niinistö.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gérard Depardieu ranks 142 out of 6,770Before him are Charles V of France (1338), François Villon (1431), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Joachim Murat (1767), and Louis XVIII of France (1755). After him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), François Hollande (1954), Pope Clement V (1264), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), and Charles IX of France (1550).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Gérard Depardieu ranks 7Before him are Alain Delon (1935), Brigitte Bardot (1934), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Louis de Funès (1914), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), and Catherine Deneuve (1943). After him are Jean Marais (1913), Jean Gabin (1904), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Philippe Noiret (1930), Gérard Philipe (1922), and Jean Renoir (1894).

Television and Movie Roles

Asterix at the Olympic Games
Astérix and Obélix have to win the Olympic Games in order to help their friend Alafolix marry Princess Irina. Brutus uses every trick in the book to have his own team win the game, and get rid of his father Julius Caesar in the process.
Life of Pi
The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix.