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Gérard Depardieu - 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Saint Amour' - Press Conference - Berlin, Germany - Friday 19th February 2016

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Gerard Depardieu Banned From Ukraine For Pro-Russian Views


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French actor Gerard Depardieu has been banned from entering Ukraine for a period of five years because of his apparent comments last year in support of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, according the state’s security service on Wednesday (July 29th).

A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian government Olena Hitlyanska said that the 66 year old actor was a “threat to national security” and now barred from entering the country by way of a blacklist organised by the state’s culture minister Ivan Kirilenko.

Gerard DepardieuGerard Depardieu is on a Ukrainian state blacklist for expressing pro-Russian views

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FIFA Movie 'United Passions' Bombs At The Box-Office


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FIFA, world football's governing body is no stranger to controversy and ridicule, but even by Sepp Blatter's standards, this is ridiculous. You may not be familiar with United Passions, a vanity project by the organisation to play up its hapless leader. It cost £19 million to make and has taken just £125,000 at the box office.

Tim RothTim Roth plays Sepp Blatter in the bizarre, mainly FIFA funded movie, 'United Nations'

Bizarrely, the movie boasts a stellar cast including French actor Gerard Depardieu, Sam Neill and the hugely accomplished Tim Roth, who plays Blatter. The movie was shown at the Zurich Film Festival on Sunday, which only 120 people turning up at the 500 capacity venue.

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5 Shocking Revelations From Gerard Depardieu's Autobiography


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We were shocked when Gerard Depardieu claimed he could drink more than 12 bottles of wine a day but nothing prepared us for what the 65-year-old French actor would reveal in his autobiography.

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Gerard Depardieu made a number of shocking revelations in his autobiography.

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Welcome To New York Review


Excellent

Both this film and its central character are so unapologetic that it's difficult to get either out of your head long after the final credits roll. A fictionalised version of a notorious real story, this is an unflinching account of how the rich and powerful live seemingly above the law. Until they crash with a thud so loud it's heard around the world. And as an exploration of how money and privilege corrupt the soul, this film is essential viewing, no matter how uncomfortable it is to watch.

At the centre is Devereaux (Gerard Depardieu), the corpulent head of the World Bank, whose life is a whirlwind of prostitutes, drugs and wild sex parties, even as he still has hopes of one day becoming president of France. Then in a five-star suite in a Manhattan hotel, he unthinkingly assaults a maid (Pamela Afesi). And he has no idea why he's being arrested in a media frenzy. He calls his wealthy wife Simone (Jacqueline Bisset) for bail him out, and she reluctantly drops her charity work to fly to New York and rent a house for them for the duration of his trial, standing by his side for the cameras, along with his daughter Sophie (Marie Moute). But Devereaux is so sure his political connections will get him off that he remains utterly unrepentant.

Depardieu is astonishing in the role, giving a fearless performance as a man who is so self-absorbed that he can't even begin to think that his actions might hurt someone. Consequences don't matter to him, because he's always done whatever he wants. And Depardieu is utterly transparent in every scene, most memorably when he is strip-searched by the cops and, even more disturbingly, when he mauls a young journalist (Shanyn Leigh) interviewing him about the trial. Opposite him, Bisset is radiant and fierce as a woman worn down by her infant-like husband, but standing by him against her better judgment. Their bristly conversations in the final act play out in long takes that are seriously gripping.

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Gerard Depardieu Ramps Up The Sleaze In 'Welcome To New York' Trailer


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Enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street but wished it caused more controversy? Try Welcome To New York, another movie inspired by Dominique Strauss-Kahn's real life downfall and revelling in the scandal, excess and debauchery of the business rich.

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Gérard Depardieu Plays Devereux, A Businessman Accused Of Rape, In 'Welcome To New York.'

Gérard Depardieu alongside Jacqueline Bisset as Strauss-Kahn and his former wife Anne Sinclair. The movie was launched on the fringes of the Cannes film festival and sparked a frenzy for seats as festival attendees rushed for a first glimpse of the controversial new picture.

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Welcome To New York Trailer


Devereaux is well known by the people closest to him as an uninhibited playboy, using his wealth and his high status as a rich French politician to gain him access to a whole world of sexual adventures. Despite the fact that he has a loving wife, nothing stops him in his pursuit of pleasure, but such undisciplined behaviour is always likely to be dangerous. After one spontaneous encounter with a New York hotel maid, he finds himself suddenly accused by authorities of being a rapist. While everyone knows of his womanizing ways, no-one would've suspected such an occurence and Devereaux is left cowering and desperate, and feeling guilty that his lifestyle has led to such injustice. Will a man who has so many big ideas on rescuing the economy manage to hold his high for long enough to protest his innocence? Or has he managed to end his promising career?

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Gerard Depardieu Elects Drinking In Skye Over The Edinburgh Film Festival


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Gerard Depardieu has managed to annoy the Edinburgh Fringe Festival organisers by his absence. The controversial French actor, who has form for this kind of thing, chose a night in a traditional pub on the Sleat peninsula on Skye.

Gerard DepardieuGerard Depardieu annoyed the EFF people

Pictured drinking and being merry the night before, it’s obvious why Depardieu didn’t manage the fairly hefty trip south east to Edinburgh, where he was expected to appear ahead of the screening of Welcome to New York. A belly full of local beers, whiskey and haggis didn’t prove conducive to a day in front of an expectant film festival crowd. 

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Cannes: Dominique Strauss-Kahn "Disgusted" By Sex Addiction Film He Inspired


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Dominique Strauss-Kahn has announced his intention to sue the makers of Welcome To New York, the recently-released French language movie inspired by the former IMF boss' epic downfall. The controversial drama has become the talk of this year's Cannes Film Festival with provocative promotional stunts and now a potentially high profile legal case.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Taking Legal Action Against The Makers Of 'Welcome To New York.'

Welcome to New York, which stars Gérard Depardieu alongside Jacqueline Bisset as Strauss-Kahn and his former wife Anne Sinclair, was launched on the fringes of the Cannes film festival and sparked a frenzy for seats as festival attendees rushed for a first glimpse of the controversial new picture.

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Gerard Depardieu and Sepp Blatter - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'The Homesman' premiere - Arrivals - Cannes, France - Sunday 18th May 2014

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Gerard Depardieu's My Cookbook Signature dish: A saucy Boeuf Bourguignon - . . . .Did they eat it? Of course. You'll eat anything if you're 'fame-ished'! - Monday 29th July 2013

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Gerard Depardieu Banned From Driving For Six Months


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The world-famous Asterix star, Gérard Depardieu, has been fined and banned for six months for drink driving by a French court after he was scooting about drunkenly last November (2012), fell off, and ended up in a police station.

Depardieu has a history of drink-related driving incidents, having crashed his motorcycle in 1999 and despite alcohol levels at five times the legal limit, he escaped with face and leg injuries.

He has also attracted negative media attention for such incidents as punching a motorist last year following an altercation in Paris that allegedly involved Depardieu crashing his scooter into the driver's car.

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Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset - Filming on the set of 'June Project,' the working title of Gerard Depardieu's movie about former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sex scandal - New York, United States - Friday 3rd May 2013

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Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset
Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset
Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset
Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset
Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset

Gerard Depardieu - Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset filming scenes for their new movie 'June Project' in New York City - New York City, NY, United States - Friday 26th April 2013

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Can Brad Pitt And Angie Crack Winemaking? Other Grape Based Success Stories


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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced they are moving into the wine business and will release their first effort - a Vintage Rose - later this year. The grape industry is a fashionable movie for celebrities nowadays, though some take it more serious than others. It's likely that Brangelina have tasted a nice fruity rose and decided to put their name to it, though some actors and musicians have gone the hold hog and bought entire vineries. In 2007, Nielsen's research of supermarket wine purchases showed sales of celebrity wines were up by 19%. It probably gives the consumer something to impress friends with after popping open the cork, "This one is made by Brad and Angelina, you know."

One actor very much active in both the production and business dealings of wine is French-turned-Russian star Gerard Depardieu, who owns wineries in several countries across the globe and even has his passport (now Russian) listing his occupation as vigneron. Since 2001, Depardieu has put his name to 13 different wines with wine mogul Bernard Magrez, mostly in conjunction with another expert, Michael Rolland. During an interview with Decanter.com, the Green Card actor said, "What I don't like is to publish a ban des vendages on a certain date [before which one is not allowed to harvest], I find that stupid. When you taste and you say "that's ready" I don't know why I need to keep it ripening. Sometimes I find wines that are a little overripe. I like wines to be a bit nervy, that aren't too aggressive."

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Gerard Depardieu

Date of birth

27th December, 1948

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.80


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Welcome to New York Movie Review

Welcome to New York Movie Review

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Welcome To New York Trailer

Welcome To New York Trailer

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Potiche Trailer

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