ICONIC French movie star Gerard Depardieu has been charged with raping a younger actress in her 20s.
Depardieu has appeared in round 170 motion pictures and is one in all France’s most prolific actors. We take a more in-depth take a look at his work and private life.
How previous is Gerard Depardieu?
The French star was born in Châteauroux, France on 27 December 1948, making him 72-years-old.
He’s one in all 5 siblings and determined to go away college on the age of 13 to take up a job at a print works.
As a younger man, he grew to become concerned in promoting stolen items and at one time in his life served a interval of probation.
He left his hometown for Paris on the age of 16, the place he took up performing and dance.
In 1970, he married Élisabeth Guignot, with whom he had two kids, Guillaume and Julie.
His son Guillaume died in 2008, aged 37.
Whereas separated from Élisabeth, he had a daughter, Roxanne, with mannequin Karine Silla in 1992.
In 2006, Depardieu had a son, Jean, with French-Cambodian Hélène Bizot.
In January 2013, Depardieu grew to become a Russian citizen after complaining of excessive French taxes.
When was he charged with rape?
On August 30, 2018, information emerged that the now 72-year-old had been accused of raping and sexually assaulting an actress in her early 20s.
The girl revealed she was abused in Depardieu’s Parisian mansion flat between August 7 and 13.
On the time of the incident, Depardieu stated to be “surprised” by the claims and denies the allegations in opposition to him.
In 2018 however the case was dropped as a consequence of a scarcity of proof.
However in 2019, the actress relaunched the proceedings, resulting in prison expenses filed in December, a judicial supply instructed AFP on Tuesday.
He has now been charged with raping the 22-year-old actress.
What are his most well-known movies?
Depardieu has stared in round 170 movies and is one in all France’s most prolific stars.
He’s additionally extremely considered probably the most well-known non-English talking actor of this era.
The French icon gained worldwide recognition in 1990 after starring in English language comedy “Inexperienced Card”.
He additionally starred in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990, The Man within the Iron Masks in 1998, and Lifetime of Pi in 2012.
His different memorable performances embody Jean De Florette, The Final Vacation, The Depend of Monte Christo, 36, Vatel, The Final Metro and La Femme d’à côté (The Girl Subsequent Door).
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Who’s his associate Clementine Igou?
Depardieu has lived along with his associate Clementine Igou since 2005.
The couple have a 30-year age hole, with Clementine aged round 41.
They met in Italy in 2004 and had been stated to be drawn collectively via their mutual love of wine – she is the advertising and marketing director for a Tuscan Winery, whereas Depardieu owns a winery in the identical area.
The couple maintain a comparatively low-profile and had been publically photographed collectively for the primary time in 2014.
Clementine can be a novelist and splits her time between France and Italy.