Gerard Depardieu: from mud to riches
Incredibly charismatic and insanely insane,world-famous and ubiquitous love actor Gerard Depardieu, whose biography begins in a poor roofer family. In addition to Gerard, there were five children in the family. The actor was born 27December 1948 in a small town called Shatoru.
His childhood Gerard Depardieu spent in the street,among the same children of poor fathers. Childhood years it can be called criminal in the literal sense of the word - escape from home at 12, vagrancy, petty theft, periodic "otsidki" for them.
But one day it happened - the boy accidentally gotin the theater studio, and it raced. He began to read a lot and, at all costs, decided to conquer the capital. At the age of 16, he began his studies at the courses of Dulene's dramatic art. Soon "lit up" and in the movie in episodic roles. The first serious work is dated 1971 ("A little sun in cold water"). Then it raced - only in 1972 Depardieu Gerard starred in 8 films from different directors.
Today the actor is already far beyond 60, buthis work capacity is still amazing. The number of films in which Gerard Depardieu appeared in different years can make many venerable Hollywood masters envious. The range of roles and genres is also very extensive: these are comedies ("My Papa Hero"), and historical films (Napoleon, Danton, Vidoc, Vatel), and melodramas (Moon in the Gutter) , and experiments in the style of absurdity ("Cold Snacks"), and classical dramatic repertoire ("Cyrano de Bergerac").
Particular attention in the filmography of the actorthe picture "Waltzing" deserves. At one time (1974), the film won an honorable third place at the box office in France, and was later recognized by film critics as the key product of those years. And all this, despite the shocking nature of the picture and the immoral behavior of its heroes (a huge number of scenes of a sexual nature involving minors, homosexuals, nursing mothers).
It was this work that made Depardieu popular.actor. With Bertrand Blier, he shot a number of films - "Cold Snacks", "Too Beautiful for You", "Evening Dress", "Thank You for Life", "How Much Are You?", "Actors".
Gerard Depardieu stands in line with suchmasters like Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon on the popularity of foreign actors in the Soviet Union. The most favorite films in our country were the comedies "Runaways", "Papas" and"Unlucky." All three films are collaborations between Depardieu and Pierre Richard. Outside the competition are also paintings in which Gerard works in a comic duet with Christian Clavier ("Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar" and "Between the Angel and the Devil"), and together with Jean Reno (picture "Unlucky").
Can not do this iconic in the world of cinemapersonality and without rewards. In 1985, Depardieu was awarded the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for Best Actor (film "Police"). In 1991 - the award "Golden Globe", and in 1981 and 1991 - "Cesar".
Gérard Depardieu's talent is not limited to acting. He is the director of the adaptation of the play by Moliere "Tartuffe" and the film "The bridge between the two banks."
Depardieu is the father of four children - the sons of Guillaume (died in 2008) and Jean and the daughters of Julie and Roxanne.