Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, movie producer and director. He was born in Chateauroux, Indre. He is one of the most prolific actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967.
He won the César Award for Best Actor for his performances in The Last Metro (1980). He received the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actor in Police (1985). For Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) he won the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, his second César Award and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Depardieu won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Green Card.