Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Depardieu profile: he’s ‘the best and worst of France’

“France without meat isn’t France.” Gérard Depardieu growls the words, his irritation spreading across the screen like a gravy stain. He’s in character, playing Georges, a celebrated but erratic French actor, in his latest film, Robuste (Robust), the first feature by director Constance Meyer. But these are the kind of words – provocative, emphatic – which could equally have been spoken by Depardieu himself.
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What Are Woody Allen, Johnny Depp and Gerard Depardieu Doing in Cannes? Inside a Problematic Pizzeria Mural

Click here to read the full article. Woody Allen, Gerard Depardieu and Johnny Depp all walk into a restaurant. That’s not the beginning of a bad joke — the three controversial men are looming over a favorite eatery in the South of France, and have been for years. La Pizza Cresci, a famous spot frequented for decades by Hollywood players who have visited the Cannes Film Festival, has immortalized the trio in a large mural of cinema legends. The portrait is on the restaurant’s second floor, opposite sweeping views of the French Riviera. As guests snack on plates of pasta and creamy burrata,...
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Gerard Depardieu: Kremlin responds to actor's Putin criticism

The Kremlin has hit back after French actor Gerard Depardieu accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of "crazy, unacceptable excesses" in Ukraine. Depardieu said the Russian people were not responsible for their president's behaviour. Mr Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the actor probably did not completely understand the situation in Ukraine...

French actor Gerard Depardieu loses effort to drop rape investigation

March 11 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu remains under investigation for a rape accusation after a Paris appeal court denied the actor's effort to end the investigation. "The chamber considers that there are, at this stage, serious and consistent signs justifying that Gerard Depardieu remain under investigation," the Paris...

Gerard Depardieu Loses Appeal to Have Rape Charges Dropped, Remains Under Formal Investigation

Click here to read the full article. Veteran French actor Gerard Depardieu will remain under formal investigation for alleged rape after losing an appeal. The decision, which was announced on Thursday (March 10) by the Paris Court of Appeal, said it won’t drop Depardieu’s indictment, which stems from accusations of rape and sexual assault filed to authorities by Charlotte Arnould, an actor and dancer in her early 20’s, in August 2018. The case was initially dropped in 2019 following a lack of evidence, but was reopened in 2020. Depardieu, who previously said through his lawyer that he “firmly rejected” Arnould’s accusations,...

Gerard Depardieu Loses Appeal, Rape Investigation to Continue

French actor Gerard Depardieu has lost an appeal to drop rape and sexual assault charges he faces over two alleged incidents in 2018. On Thursday, the Paris Court of Appeal released a decision that ruled there are compelling grounds on which to continue an investigation into alleged rape and sexual assaults that occurred in August 2018 at his Paris home.More from The Hollywood ReporterMusic Box Films Takes U.S. Rights to 'Lost Illusions'Gerard Depardieu Denies Rape Allegations'Thalasso': Film Review “The Paris Court of Appeal believes, at this point, there is serious and confirmed evidence to justify that Gerard Depardieu remains indicted,” Paris chief...

Gérard Depardieu Loses Appeal In Case Of Alleged Rape; Remains Under Investigation

Click here to read the full article. French actor Gérard Depardieu has lost an appeal in a case of alleged rape and sexual assault, and remains under investigation, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed today according to Paris Attorney General Rémy Heitz, local media is reporting. The long-gestating case began in August 2018, when a then-22-year-old unidentified actress filed a complaint that the veteran French actor had sexually assaulted and raped her that same month at one of his homes in Paris. Through his lawyer at the time, Depardieu denied the allegations and has continued to maintain his innocence. An investigation...

Gérard Depardieu to be investigated after being accused of rape

A Paris court has rejected Gérard Depardieu’s request to drop the investigation into him following an accusation of rape.Prosecutors discontinued an initial inquiry into the French actor in 2019 due to a lack of evidence. They later resumed the case when a new complaint was made to police. Proceedings were relaunched after the complainant claimed to be an “injured party”.After initially making the accusation anonymously, actor Charlotte Arnould later came forward to reveal that she made the complaint, stating that she “could not bear to remain silent any longer”.Although Depardieu made a request for the case to be dropped, the...