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Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Depardieu

One of the best European actors
Languages : English, French

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Gérard Depardieu is an actor, director, producer and businessmen. He is one of the best European and French actors the movie and film business has to offer. He received of many prestigious awards an actor can receive (a Golden Globe, an Oscar, multiple César awards) and received two times a Chevalier de legion d’honneur (Ordre national du Mérite and Légion d'honneur) from the French government for his outstanding work and contribution to France. He starred in over 100 movies. Gérard

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Gérard Depardieu is an actor, director, producer and businessmen. He is one of the best European and French actors the movie and film business has to offer. He received of many prestigious awards an actor can receive (a Golden Globe, an Oscar, multiple César awards) and received two times a Chevalier de legion d’honneur (Ordre national du Mérite and Légion d'honneur) from the French government for his outstanding work and contribution to France. He starred in over 100 movies.

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France. He is one of six children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu. 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. Since 2005, Depardieu has lived with a Harvard-educated novelist, Clémentine Igou.

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Cover van My Cookbook

My Cookbook

Title:
Gerard Depardieu
 
Subtitle:
My Cookbook
 
Author:
Gérard Depardieu and Laurent Audiot
 
Publisher:
Conran Octopus Ltd
 
Book:
Hardcover, 208 pages
 
ISBN:
978-18-409-1456-6
 
 
 
 
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In My Cookbook, Depardieu, along with his personal chef, Laurent Audiot, rediscovers French domestic cooking. The six chapters cover Salads, Soups and Starters through to Fish, Meat and Poultry right up to Desserts and include Depardieu's personal comments on buying, choosing and preparing foods. With his love for good food and wines Depardieu dedicates himself to the subtle yet simple cuisine of France with classic dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon and Moules Marinieres. He is passionate cook, interested in the ingredients and their characteristic, all must be of the highest quality (organic foods, well-known suppliers, first-class producers, small family businesses, traditional cheese factories, etc).

Cover van Vivant!

Vivant!

Title:
Vivant!
 
Author:
Gérard Depardieu and Laurent Neumann
 
Publisher:
J'ai lu
 
Book:
Broché, 253 pages
 
ISBN:
978-22-903-4743-0
 
 
 
 
 

Comme Gabin ou Delon, Gérard Depardieu est devenu, en trente-cinq ans de carrière et quelque 165 films, l'emblème du cinéma français, un phénomène de société à lui tout seul. Le jeune homme de seize ans qui quittait Châteauroux a toujours la même énergie, la même insolence. Lorsqu'il évoque, avec Laurent Neumann, les débuts de sa carrière, ses grands rôles, son travail à la télévision ou sa tâche de producteur et de découvreur de films, les anecdotes pleuvent en cascade, mettant en scène les plus grands noms du septième art. Mais cette figure du grand et du petit écran, boulimique insatiable, curieux de tout, incapable de se reposer, répond à toutes les questions avec la même franchise. Sur ses amours, sa famille, l'argent, la religion, la politique, il dit ce qu'il pense. Sans jamais chercher à se justifier ou à déguiser les faits: il va droit à la vérité. Parce qu'il est vivant.