Gerard Depardieu

Gerard Depardieu, the world famous French actor, changed his French citizenship to a Russian one. The suddenness of such a move shocked the whole cultural community. Whatever it is, the Russian society was decorated with another “jewel” of the global magnitude.

Gerard Depardieu’s Contribution to the World Culture

Gerard Depardieu is one of the favorite actors not only in France but also far beyond its borders, and, of course, in Russia. Depardieu is the recipient of the “Golden Globe” as the Best Actor for his role in the “Green Card.” Gerard Depardieu has received twice the “Cesar” award as the Best Actor for his roles in “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “The Last Metro.” In the piggy bank of this amazing actor there is an “Oscar” nomination in the Best Actor category for the film “Cyrano de Bergerac.”

Gerard Depardieu is a chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honor and the recipient of the “Order of Merit “. Also, he is known as a great restaurateur and a winemaker.

Gerard Depardieu and Russia

As of January 3, 2013 Gerard Depardieu is a proud citizen of the Russian Federation. About an eventful and scandalous moving of the actor to Russia we know a lot: the actor considered highly unfair the tax penalties existing and upcoming in France and decided to change his citizenship. Russian authorities have grantedthe Russian citizenship to the actor based on a special Presidential Executive Order. The passport was issued without the usual delays for the great contribution of the actor to the international and Russian culture. It should be noted that in Russia there are many Gerard Depardieu’s loyal fans, and among his roles there are several in Russian movies.

Charity and Outreach Activities

Gerard Depardieu visits children’s hospitals and creative centers in Russia, comes with charitable visits. Today, being a citizen of Russia, Gerard Depardieu is planning to open his own public cultural center. He is planning to be engaged in producing activities associated with the development of the talents of Russian youth.


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