Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Depardieu

Highest Rated: 100% 36 quai des orfevres (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% United Passions (2015)

Birthday: Dec 27, 1948

Birthplace: Châteauroux, Indre, France

Despite his unorthodox visage, Gérard Depardieu has made a profound mark on the acting world, earning a recognition as one of Europe's most accomplished performers and appealing leading men. Perhaps a contributor to his consistently intense performances, Depardieu's childhood was one of extreme poverty. At twelve years old, he dropped out of school and hitchhiked across Europe on an informal tour funded primarily by the profits of stolen cars and assorted black-market products. Depardieu would likely have continued in his juvenile delinquency were it not for a friend who was attending drama school in Paris. Intrigued, Depardieu enrolled at the Theatre National Populaire, where he studied his trade alongside future co-stars Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. In 1965, the young actor made his debut in a French short film by the name of Le Beatnik et le Minet, and began making regular appearances on French television shows. By the mid-'70s, Depardieu had co-starred in 11 French films, though he wouldn't enjoy widespread success until his role of a nihilistic but lovable petty criminal in director Bertrand Blier's Going Places (1974). Not long afterward, Depardieu could be found holding his own against acclaimed French actress Isabelle Adjani in Barocco and portraying a passionate Communist organizer in 1900 (both 1976). In 1978, Depardieu re-teamed with Blier for the Oscar-winning Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, and he went on to win France's prestigious César award for his performance as a resistance fighter in The Last Metro (1980). After his portrayal of a 16th century peasant in The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), Depardieu played the title role in Danton, and he stepped behind the camera as co-director for 1984's Le Tartuffe.The 1990s were equally successful for Depardieu, particularly in the case of director Jean-Paul Rappeneau's 1990 version of Cyrano de Bergerac, for which Depardieu earned an Oscar nomination. He made his foray into American film in 1990's Green Card opposite Andie MacDowell . Though the bulk of his success still stemmed from French films (All the Mornings of the World [1991], Germinal [1993], A Pure Formality [1994], and Colonel Chabert [1994], to name a few) Depardieu nonetheless achieved moderate recognition in the American film market. Despite the failures of Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and Steve Miner's English remake of My Father the Hero, Depardieu was praised for his performances in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996), Nick Cassavetes' She's So Lovely (1997), and Randall Wallace's The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), with Gabriel Byrne, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, and Leonardo DiCaprio.Over the following years, Depardieu maintained his prowess in film. In addition to critically acclaimed performances in The Closet (2001), CQ (2001), City of Ghosts (2002), and Nathalie... (2003), Depardieu began work with internationally recognized French director Alain Chabat for RRRrrr! in 2004. Additional appearances throughout 2005 and 2006 included the title role in Boudu (2005), Alain in Quand j'étais chanteur (2006), and Chef Didier in Last Holiday. Depardieu made his directorial debut with 2000's The Bridge.Depardieu has become somewhat notorious for his stormy offscreen life. He made a concerted effort to cut back on his alcohol consumption following a heart attack and an emergency quintuple bypass operation, in 2000. In 2003, he officially cut off contact with his son, Guillaume Depardieu when the young man threatened him with a gun and received a suspended prison sentence. On another note, the elder Depardieu was involved in both a plane collision and two motorcycle accidents as well (in 1998 and 2003), and officials attributed at least one of the incidents to abnormally high alcohol levels in the actor's bloodstream. In 2005, Depardieu allegedly scandalized European viewers when he crassly (and drunkenly) insulted a fellow guest on a French talk show for comments that the woman made about the coo


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fahim Sylvain 2020
No Score Yet Thalasso Actor 2019
No Score Yet Heavy Duty (Convoi exceptionnel) Taupin 2019
86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) Denis 2018
89% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Gaston Baptiste 2018
78% To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde) Saintonge 2018
25% The Other Woman (Amoureux de ma femme) Actor 2018
No Score Yet Carbone Actor 2017
No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect! (Bonne pomme) Actor 2017
33% You Only Live Once (Sólo se vive una vez) Actor 2017
72% Valley Of Love Gérard 2016
No Score Yet Saint Amour Actor 2016
No Score Yet Tour de France Actor 2016
0% United Passions Jules Rimet $900 2015
76% Welcome To New York Devereaux 2015
40% A Farewell to Fools Ipu 2014
0% Viktor Victor Lambert 2014
No Score Yet La voix des steppes Director 2014
No Score Yet A Loving Father Actor 2013
No Score Yet Les Invincibles Jacky 2013
No Score Yet Turf Monsieur Paul 2013
No Score Yet La marque des anges - Miserere Lionel Kasdan 2013
No Score Yet Cadences obstinées Actor 2013
No Score Yet Le plus beau métier du monde (The Best Job in the World) Actor 2013
No Score Yet René la canne (Rene the Cane) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Niente può fermarci Actor 2013
87% Life of Pi Cook $103.6M 2012
No Score Yet The Man Who Laughs (L'homme qui rit) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Small World (Je n'ai rien oublié) Konrad Lang 2012
No Score Yet Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia Obélix 2012
63% Mammuth Mammuth 2011
85% La tête en friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte) Germain $25.1K 2011
83% Potiche Babin $1M 2011
No Score Yet Glenn, the Flying Robot Actor 2011
No Score Yet Raspoutine Actor 2011
No Score Yet Le Sucre Actor 2011
No Score Yet L'abolition Actor 2011
No Score Yet Parcours De Dissidents Actor 2011
89% Inspector Bellamy Paul Bellamy $0.2M 2010
81% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 Guido 2010
82% Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) Guido $0.6M 2010
No Score Yet In the Beginning (A l'origine) Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Job Actor 2010
No Score Yet Diamant 13 Mat 2009
No Score Yet L'autre Dumas Alexandre Dumas 2009
No Score Yet Les Enfants de Timpelbach (Trouble at Timpetill) The General 2008
No Score Yet Bouquet final Actor 2008
No Score Yet Death Instinct (L' Instinct de Mort) Actor 2008
6% Babylon A.D. Gorsky $22.5M 2008
No Score Yet Disco Jean-François Civette 2008
No Score Yet Asterix at the Olympic Games (Asterix aux jeux olympiques) Obélix 2008
No Score Yet Final Arrangements Actor 2008
No Score Yet In the Beginning Abel 2008
55% Combien tu m'aimes? (How Much Do You Love Me?) Charly 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime Director Cafe Owner $4.9M 2007
No Score Yet Michou d'Auber Actor 2007
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Louis Leplée $10.2M 2007
No Score Yet Oh, Woe Is Me Actor 2007
94% The Singer (Quand j'etais chanteur) Alain Moreau 2006
56% Last Holiday Chef Didier $38.4M 2006
No Score Yet Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq Actor 2006
No Score Yet Shut Up! (Tais Toi) Actor 2006
100% 36 quai des orfevres Denis Klein 2005
No Score Yet Boudu Boudu 2005
No Score Yet Je préfère qu'on reste amis Actor 2005
No Score Yet Nouvelle-France Actor 2005
No Score Yet Let's Be Friends Serge 2005
No Score Yet San-Antonio Actor 2004
63% Les temps qui changent Antoine Lavau $0.2M 2004
No Score Yet New France (Nouvelle-france) Actor 2004
No Score Yet Tais-Toi Quentin 2004
76% Bon Voyage Jean-Etienne Beaufort $2.3M 2004
No Score Yet RRRrrrr!!! Actor 2004
17% Battle of the Brave Father Blondeau 2004
No Score Yet Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys) Actor 2003
No Score Yet La Femme Musketeer Actor 2003
47% City of Ghosts Emile $0.3M 2003
No Score Yet Le Pacte du silence Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Pact of Silence Joachim 2003
71% Nathalie Bernard 2003
71% Alas for Me (Helas pour moi) Simon Donnadieu 2003
33% Crime Spree Daniel 2003
No Score Yet Blanche D'Artagnan 2002
25% Between Strangers Max 2002
66% CQ Andrzej $0.4M 2002
No Score Yet I Am Dina Jacob 2002
86% Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra) Obelix 2002
No Score Yet Napoleon Fouche Producer 2002
No Score Yet Vidocq (Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq) Vidocq 2001
85% The Closet (Le Placard) Felix Santini $4.6M 2001
No Score Yet Concorrenza sleale (Unfair Competition) Angelo 2001
No Score Yet Les Miserables Actor Producer 2001
31% Vatel Francois Vatel 2000
31% 102 Dalmatians Jean-Pierre Le Pelt $65.5M 2000
73% The Bridge Georges Director 2000
No Score Yet Les Acteurs (Actors ) Himself 2000
No Score Yet Tutto l'amore che c'è (All the Love There Is) Molotov 2000
No Score Yet Balzac: A Life of Passion Actor 1999
No Score Yet Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar) Obélix 1999
No Score Yet Bimboland Laurent Gaspard 1998
33% The Man in the Iron Mask Porthos 1998
No Score Yet La parola amore esiste (Notes of Love) Levi 1998
66% She's So Lovely Producer Executive Producer 1997
95% Hamlet Reynaldo 1996
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' Ossipon 1996
81% Unhook the Stars Big Tommy 1996
44% Bogus Bogus 1996
65% The Horseman on the Roof Magistrate 1996
No Score Yet Machine Actor 1996
No Score Yet Les anges gardiens (Guardian Angels) Antoine Carco 1995
No Score Yet Elisa Jacques Desmoulins 1995
No Score Yet Le Garcu Gerard 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Actor for a Day 1995
No Score Yet Anges Gardiens Actor 1995
83% Colonel Chabert Chabert 1994
No Score Yet François Truffaut: Portraits volés (François Truffaut: Stolen Portraits) Actor 1994
80% A Pure Formality Onoff 1994
14% My Father, the Hero Andre 1994
75% Germinal Toussaint Maheu 1994
32% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Christopher Columbus 1992
89% All the Mornings of the World (Tous Les Matins du Monde) Marin Marais 1991
No Score Yet Mon père, ce héros Andre 1991
89% Uranus Leopold 1991
No Score Yet Hello Goodbye Actor 1991
60% Green Card Georges 1990
100% Cyrano De Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac 1990
No Score Yet Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi) Bernard Barthelemy 1989
No Score Yet I Want to Go Home Christian Gauthier 1989
100% Camille Claudel Auguste Rodin 1988
No Score Yet Strange Place For An Encounter Actor 1988
No Score Yet Je hais les acteurs (I Hate Actors) Un détenu au commissariat (uncredited) 1988
78% Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Buffet Froid Alphonse Tram 1987
No Score Yet One Woman or Two Julien Chayssac 1987
86% Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) (Under Satan's Sun) Donissan 1987
No Score Yet Les Fugitifs Jean Lucas 1986
80% Ménage (Tenue de Soirée) Bob 1986
96% Jean De Florette Jean Cadoret 1986
No Score Yet Police Louis Vincent Mangin 1985
No Score Yet Le Tartuffe Director Tartuffe 1984
No Score Yet Fort Saganne Charles Saganne 1984
No Score Yet Le Choix des armes (Choice of Arms) Mickey 1983
83% Danton Danton 1983
No Score Yet Les Compères Jean Lucas 1983
No Score Yet The Moon in the Gutter Gérard Delmas 1983
100% The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre) Arnaud de Tihl 1982
50% La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood) Campana 1981
86% The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) Bernard Granger 1981
85% The Woman Next Door (La femme d'à côté) Bernard Coudray 1981
No Score Yet Je vous aime (I Love You All) Patrick 1980
92% Mon Oncle d'Amérique Rene Ragueneau 1980
No Score Yet Inspecteur la Bavure (Inspector Blunder) Roger Morzini 1980
86% Loulou Loulou 1980
No Score Yet Les Chiens Morel 1979
No Score Yet Traffic Jam (L'ingorgo - Una storia impossibile) Actor 1979
88% Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos mouchoirs) Raoul 1978
60% Ciao Maschio (Bye Bye Monkey) Gerard Lafayette 1978
No Score Yet Bertolucci secondo il cinema (The Cinema According to Bertolucci) Actor 1977
58% 1900 (Novecento) Olmo Dalco 1977
No Score Yet Baxter, Vera Baxter Cayre 1977
No Score Yet The Lorry (Le Camion) Man 1977
No Score Yet This Sweet Sickness David 1977
No Score Yet Barocco Samson/Samson's Killer 1976
90% Je t'aime moi non plus (I Love You, I Don't) Actor 1976
No Score Yet La dernière femme (The Last Woman) Gerard 1976
88% Maîtresse (Mistress) Olivier 1976
91% Stavisky... The Young Inventor 1974
80% Going Places (Les valseuses) Jean-Claude 1974
No Score Yet The Holes Postman 1974
No Score Yet Alain Delon: Two Men in Town Actor 1973
No Score Yet Deux Hommes dans la Ville (Two Against the Law) (Two Men in Town) Actor 1973
No Score Yet L'An 01 (The Year 01) Actor 1973
100% Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others Jean Lavallee 1973
No Score Yet La Scoumoune (Hit Man)(Mafia Warfare)(The Pariah) Robber 1972
No Score Yet Nathalie Salesman 1972
No Score Yet A Few Hours Of Sunlight Pierre 1971
No Score Yet Nausicaa Actor 1970
No Score Yet Pas si méchant que ça (The Wonderful Crook) Actor


No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2019
33% Marseille
Robert Taro 2018
No Score Yet POV
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet Napoleón
Fouche Joseph Fouché 2003
No Score Yet Bon Appetit: Gerard Depardieu's Europe
Narrator Host
80% The Count of Monte Cristo
Edmond Dantes


Chef Didier says: The start is not nearly as important as the finish.

Andre says: The dog doesn't remember me. He peed on me.

Megan says: That shows he remembers you.

Danton says: "You are not the people, you are the government".

Danton says: You are not the people, you are the government.

Jean Cadoret says: Ugly exteriors often hide the purest souls.

Germain Chazes says: [to Marguerite] Come here often?

Porthos says: I love Paris, I love life, and I love you.

Suzanne says: How did it go with the German buyer?

Babin says: Get off my back Suzanne

Babin says: Get off my back, Suzanne.