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What is Gérard Depardieu accused of? Wiki | Age & Net Worth 2023 | Films

What is Gérard Depardieu accused of? Wiki | Age & Net Worth 2023 | Films

Facts of Gérard Depardieu

Full Name:Gérard Depardieu
Birth Date:December 27, 1948
Age:75 years
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
DatingClémentine Igou
Break UpCarole Bouquet, Karine Silla, Nastassja Kinski, Helene Bizot
DivorceElisabeth Depardieu
Net Worth$250 million
Salary$25 million
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceChâteauroux
GrandparentsLouis Depardieu and Émilienne Célestine Désirée Foulatier while Xavier Charles Marillier and Suzanne Joséphine Lançon
NationalityFrance, Belgium, and UAE
EducationÉcole d’art dramatique., Theatre National Populaire
FatherRené Maxime Lionel Depardieu
MotherAnne Jeanne Josèphe Marillier
SiblingsAlain Depardieu, Catherine Depardieu, Eric Depardieu, Franck Depardieu, and Hélène Depardieu
KidsGuillaume Depardieu, Julie Depardieu, Roxane Depardieu, and Jean Depardieu
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A French actor, filmmaker, businessman, and vineyard owner, Gérard Depardieu became popular for his versatility in every work he do. He got worldwide popularity when he received acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro and won César Award for Best Actor in 1985. Altogether he has been in more than 250 popular films in his acting career. 

Early Life of Gérard Depardieu

On December 27, 1948, Gérard Depardieu was born, in Châteauroux, France. As of 2023, Gérard is 74 years old. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Every year, Gérard celebrates his birthday on the 27th of December. Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is his real name. His parents are René Maxime Lionel Depardieu (father) and Anne Jeanne Josèphe Marillier (mother).

Caption: Gérard’s childhood picture (Source: Prabook)

His father is a  metal worker and volunteer fireman. He spent his early life with four siblings named Alain Depardieu, Catherine Depardieu, Eric Depardieu, Franck Depardieu, and Hélène Depardieu. Alain is a Gaelic games manager by profession.

His paternal grandparents are Louis Depardieu and Émilienne Célestine Désirée Foulatier while Xavier Charles Marillier and Suzanne Joséphine Lançon are his maternal grandparents.  Gérard holds citizenship in France, Belgium, and UAE and belongs to the French ethnicity. He follows the Catholic religion.

Gérard Depardieu Left Home at 13

He was only 13 years old when he left his home. Gérard was involved in theft and robberies in his teenage. He used to spend most of his time outside school. After the death of his childhood best friend in a car accident, he decided to take his destiny in hand in 1968.

Education of Gérard Depardieu

In the early 1960s, Gérard completed his early schooling and joined École d’art dramatique. Then, he studied at Theatre National Populaire, which is located in Paris. He used to study with popular actors and actresses like Claude Jade and Alain Doutey. Then, he joined acting at Café de la Gare.

Gérard Depardieu and Clémentine Igou’s Relationship

In 2005, he began dating  Clémentine Igou. Clémentine Igou is a Novelist by profession. They had a game gap of 30 years and they met each other for the very first time in 2004.

Caption: Gérard with his partner (Source: LeMatin )

Their mutual interest in wine made them closer in Italy. They dated each other for a year and are living together. They have been dating each other for 33 years.

Gérard Depardieu Was Married Once

Gérard was married to Elisabeth Depardieu. Elisabeth is a French actress by profession. In 1970, they walked down the aisle in presence of their close ones.

Caption: Gérard with his ex-wife (Source: Gettotext )

They met each other for the very first time in 1970 in a theater class. They stayed as a married couple for only 27 years and got officially divorced in 1996.

Past Relationships of Gérard Depardieu

From 1997 to 2005, he was in a relationship with Carole Bouquet. Carole Bouquet is a French actress by profession. In 1979, they met each other for the very first time on the set of the film, Cold Snacks. He was attracted to her beauty and started to give her extra care on the movie set but she didn’t respond to his effort. After dating each other for 8 years, she announced their breakup by saying:

“She loved him but we broke up.”

Caption: Gérard with his Ex-Partner (Source: Daily Mail)

In 1991, he dated Karine Silla. Karine is an actress by profession. They crossed paths for the very first time in 1988. But they started dating each other three years later. Then they break up after a few years of relationship.

He was in a relationship with Nastassja Kinski in 1983. They met each other on the set of Moon in the gutter and got separated after a few months of dating. He was also in a relationship with Helene Bizot in 1983. By profession, Helene is a jewelry designer.

Gérard Depardieu’s Children

He is a father of four children. The name of his children is Guillaume Depardieu, Julie Depardieu, Roxane Depardieu, and Jean Depardieu. All of his children are actors and actresses by profession. He welcomed Guillaume and Julie with his first wife Elisabeth. Roxane is the daughter of him and Karine. Helen and he welcomed Jean.

Caption: Gérard with his son (Source: Daily Mail)

Guillaume was born on April 7, 1971, in the 14th arrondissement, Paris, France. Julie was born on June 18, 1973, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. On January 28, 1992, Roxanne was born. Jean was born on July 14, 2006. The name of his grandchildren is Louise Depardieu, Alfred Katerine, and Billy Katerine.

Gérard Depardieu’s Net Worth

He has an approximate net worth of $250 million as of 2023. Gérard is able to earn this hefty sum of money as a French actor, filmmaker, businessman, and vineyard owner. Additionally, $25 million is the average annual earnings of Gérard.

Caption: Gérard inside his house (Source: Instagram)

Gérard Depardieu’s Height

Gérard has a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches and a body weight of 130 kg. 43-32-19 inches is her body measurement. Gérard has a beautiful pair of hazel color eyes and her hair is blonde in color. 11 (US) is her shoe size.

Gérard Depardieu Faces New Sexual Allegations

Altogether he is accused of sexual assault or harassment by 13 women. 22-year-old actress and dancer accused him of sexual assault and rape in August of 2018. The actress said she was raped two times when she was in his home during practices. However, she didn’t publicize her name and reported the statement to the police in Lambesc, southern France. But, he denied the allegations, and the charges got dropped after 9 months in 2019.

But in October 2020, the case again got re-opened because the actress again filed the complaint, and French authorities charged Depardieu with rape in December 2020. Depardieu filed for an appeal of rejection but his attempt was canceled in March of 2022.

Gérard Depardieu’s Professional Career

  • Gérard is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman, and vineyard owner by profession.
  • He is the owner of a wines shop named La Cave à Gérard.
  • Then, Gérard also founded two restaurants named La Fontaine Gaillon and L’Ecaille de la Fontaine which are located in Gaillon, Paris.
  • Since 1967, he did more than 250 films as a main actor.
Caption: Gérard on the frame (Source: Instagram)
  • In 1965, he made his film debut by appearing in the short film Le Beatnik et le minet.
  • He became the second highest-grossing actor in the history of French Cinema.
  • He was appointed as the Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite.
  • In 1991, he appeared in Peter Weir‘s English comedy, Green Card.
  • Later, he starred in the controversial Welcome to New York in 2014.

Films and TV Shows

Some of his tv shows are The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Misérables, and Bon Appetit! Gerard Depardieu’s Europe, and Marseille. He also appeared in Napoléon, Asterix & Obelix, and Capitaine Marleau.

Gérard played in movies like Cyrano de Bergerac, My Father the Hero, The Last Metro, and My Afternoons with Margueritte. He also appeared in popular films like The Woman Next Door, La Chèvre, 36 Quai Des Orfevres, and Danton.


He wrote a book named Innocent in the year 2017. Then, he wrote Gerard Depardieu: My Cookbook and Monstre in the year 2005 and 2017 respectively.

Awards and Nomination

  • In 1999, he got awards for the nomination of Audience Vote: Best Actor for Fiction Le Comte de Monte Cristo.
  • He got awarded for BFI Fellowship at British Film Institute in the year 1989.
  • His role in Mammuth made him win Best Actor in 2011.

FAQs of Gérard Depardieu

Has Gérard Depardieu studied Theatre?

Yes, he studied Theatre. At Theatre National Populaire, Paris, he studied Theatre.  His classmates were Claude Jade and Alain Doutey. Along with Charles Dullin and Jean Laurent Cochet, he studied acting at Café de la Gare.

Why did Gérard Depardieu run away from France?

Gérard ran away from France because of the new French tax rates. He wanted to escape the tax rates which was formulated by French President, Francois Hollande. Then, he moved to Belgium.

Where does Gérard Depardieu live?

Gérard is living in his house which is located in Châteauroux. He has a private mansion which is located in Paris. It covers an area of 1,800 square meters and was built in 1820. The house has lavish features like a theatre, a swimming pool, and additional five splendid apartments on the upper floors.

What happened to Gérard Depardieu?

He got into a motorcycle accident on 18 May 1998. He got into an accident when he was going to the shooting of Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar and had a high blood alcohol content, of 2.5 g/L. Because of this, he couldn’t get to work for 40 days.

After some time, he again got into an accident while riding his scooter in Paris in 2012. Altogether he has been in more than 7 motorcycle or scooter accidents.

When did Gérard Depardieu get his Russian Citizenship?

He received his Russian citizenship on 3 January 2013. Vladimir Putin, a Russian President signed an Executive Order granting Russian citizenship. Previously, he had citizenship in Belgium. He revealed that he is a citizen of the United Arab Emirates in February 2022.

What happened to Gérard Depardieu’s son?

Gérard’s son Guillaume died on October 13, 2008, in Garches, France. He was only 37 years old at the time of his death and died due to drug addiction and from his 1995 motorcycle accident and subsequent surgeries.

Does Gérard Depardieu still follows Muslim?

No, he doesn’t follow the Muslim religion at the moment. He used to follow it for only two years when he arrived in France. Then, he started flourishing his interest in other religions like Buddhism and Hinduism and he used to read the Bible, the Koran, and the Talmud. He has also declared that he has s deep interest in Saint-Augustine’s Confessions publicly.