Gérard Depardieu is probably one of the world's most famous and respected actors ever. While not enjoying as much fame in America as Europe or Canada, he has nevertheless had a great presence in many American films. Many of you have seen his work, some of you may have seen him and not even realized it was him. A complete Filmography is listed below for your reference. He has been known as "The Robin Williams of France" and "French De Niro". He has a hefty list of films, comparable that of the veteran British actor Christopher Lee. His most notable performances in North America (of which he has a leading role) include the well recieved My Father the Hero where he plays an overprotective father, and the award winning Greencard. While his movies range from Drama to Suspense to Action to Comedy, (and he is equally talented in all fields) I particularly enjoy his comedies just because he's got a very animated face that can sometimes look very funny. I suggest anyone who hasn't seen his movies should try one. He's a brilliant French actor, but his appeal isn't limited to the French people alone. I'm not French and I can barely speak it, but I still enjoy his films, both English and subtitled French.

Depardieu was born in 1948, the third child of six. Amazingly, Depardieu as a child, was a juvenile delinquent who dropped out of school when he was only 12 years old. He ran away from home and lived on the streets. It seemed hopeless for him. It wasn't until he was spotted as a potential actor at the Theatre Nationale Populaire, that he actually stopped being a vagabond and began his career.

Partial filmography (in alphabetical order):

102 Dalmatians
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Les Acteurs
L'Affaire Dominici
All the Love There Is
(Tutto l'amore che c'è)
All the Mornings of the World
(Tout les matins du monde)
L'An 01
Les Anges gardiens
(Guardian Angels)
Astérix and Obélix Versus Caesar
(Astérix et Obélix contre César)
Astérix: Mission Cleopatra
Baxter - Vera Baxter
Le Beatnik et le minet
Beneath the Banyon Trees
Bertolucci secondo il cinema
(The Cinema According to Bertolucci)
Between Strangers
The Bridge
(Un Pont entre deux rives)
Buffet Froid
Bye Bye Monkey
(Rêve de singe)
Camille Claudel
Le Camion
(The Truck)
Cannes . . . Les 400 coups
La Chèvre
(The Goat)
Chicken Run
Les Chiens
(The Dogs)
Choice of Arms
(Le Choix des armes)
The Closet
Colonel Chabert
Les Compères
Concorrenza sleale
The Count of Monte Cristo
Le Cri du cormoran...
Cyrano de Bergerac
La Femme du Gange
Fort Saganne
François Truffaut: Stolen...
From Time to Time
Les Fugitifs
Le Garçu
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
(Préparez vos mouchoirs)
Going Places
(Les Valseuses)
Le Grand frère
(The Big Brother)
Green Card
The Holes
(Les Gaspards)
The Horseman on the Roof
(Le Hussard sur le toit)
I Am Dina
I Hate Actors
(Je hais les acteurs)
I Love All of You
(Je vous aime)
I Love You, I Don't
(Je t'aime, moi non plus)
I Want to Go Home
(Je veux rentrer à la maison)
Inspecteur la Bavure
Jean de Florette
The Last Metro
(Le Dernier métro)
The Last Woman
(La Dernière femme)
The Left-Handed Woman
(Die Linkshändige Frau)
The Machine
The Man in the Iron Mask
(Tenue de soirée)
Merci la vie
Les Misérables
Mon oncle d'Amérique
(My American Uncle)
Mon père ce héros
The Moon in the Gutter
(La Lune dans le caniveau)
My Father the Hero
Nathalie Granger
Notes of Love
(La Parola amore esiste)
La Nuit tous les chats sont gris
Oh Woe is Me
(Hélas pour moi)
One Hundred and One Nights
One Woman or Two
(Une femme ou deux)
Pas si méchant que ça
(The Wonderful Crook)
Le Plaçard
Les Plages de l'Atlantique
Le Plus beau métier du monde
A Pure Formality
Rendez-vous à Badenberg
Au rendez-vous de la mort...
René la canne
The Return of Martin Guerre
(Le Retour de Martin Guerre)
Rive droite, rive gauche
(Right Bank, Left Bank)
Rude journée pour la reine
(Rough Day for the Queen)
Rue du départ
La Scoumoune
(Hit Man)
The Secret Agent
Sept morts sur ordonnance
A Strange Place to Meet
(Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre)
Le Sucre
Le Tartuffe
Temporale Rosy
( Rosy la bourrasque)
This Sweet Sickness
(Dites-lui que je l'aime)
Too Beautiful for You
(Trop belle pour toi)
Traffic Jam
(Le grand embouteillage)
Le Tueur
Two Men in Town
(Deux hommes dans la ville)
Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide
Under the Sun of Satan
(Sous le soleil de satan)
Unhook the Stars
Le Viager
Vincent, François, Paul...
(Vincent, François, Paul et les autres)
Vivement Truffaut
Wings Against the Wind
The Woman Next Door
(La Femme d'à côté)
Zavist Bogov

As you can see, Depardieu's filmography is massive and well rounded. Some may even consider him "France's Gift to the World Cinema."

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