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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Gerard Depardieu feels 'practically Russian'

MOSCOW, June 29 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu said Saturday he feels "practically Russian" after President Vladimir Putin gave him a Russian passport this year.
Gerard Depardieu fined for drunk driving, loses license

Gerard Depardieu fined for drunk driving, loses license

PARIS, June 21 (UPI) -- French film star Gerard Depardieu has been fined $5,294 and his was license revoked for six months for driving his motor-scooter while drunk, officials say.
Depardieu to play Russian alpine ski coach in film

Depardieu to play Russian alpine ski coach in film

MOSCOW, June 20 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu has signed on to star in the big-screen comedy "Sports Without Borders," the film's producers said Thursday.

Actor Depardieu wants to add Algerian passport to his collection

NICE, France, June 16 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu said he wants a passport from Algeria and eventually to have seven countries' passports so he wouldn't need to request visas.
Prosecutors want Gerard Depardieu to pay $5,200 fine and lose license

Prosecutors want Gerard Depardieu to pay $5,200 fine and lose license

PARIS, May 24 (UPI) -- French prosecutors want Gerard Depardieu's driver's license suspended after the actor failed to appear for a fourth time at a hearing on a drunken driving case.

Movie starring Depardieu, Hurley filming in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, May 18 (UPI) -- A thriller starring Gerard Depardieu and British actress Elizabeth Hurley began filming Saturday in Chechnya, Russian officials said.
Depardieu misses court date for DWI charge

Depardieu misses court date for DWI charge

PARIS, April 6 (UPI) -- A drunken driving trial in Paris for French actor Gerard Depardieu was pushed back for a third time while he works on a movie in New York, his lawyer said.

40-story high-rise burns in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, April 4 (UPI) -- Fire destroyed much of a 40-floor high-rise apartment building in Grozny, Chechnya, Wednesday, authorities said. There were no injuries.

Hollande proposes payroll tax on wealthy

PARIS, March 29 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande said he would try a new approach to raising taxes on the wealthiest wage earners with a 75 percent payroll tax.

Depardieu says 'France is sad'

NECHIN, Belgium, March 17 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu says he left his home country for Belgium because "France is sad, and the people have had enough of it."

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Depardieu announces restaurant plans

SARANSK, Russia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu has announced plans to open a restaurant in central Russia where he has recently been granted residency, officials said.

Court to decide fate of elephants

LYON, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The highest French court is set to decide on whether to order a stay of execution for two elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Hollande's problems loom despite Mali gain

PARIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande earned acclaim for his strike into Mali to crush militants but domestic problems have crept back onto French national agenda.
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Gerard Depardieu
Actor Gerard Depardieu arrives at the Rome Film Festival in Rome on October 21, 2007. Depardieu is in Rome with his film "LÕabbuffata". (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French pronunciation:  ( listen); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor and film-maker. He has won a number of honours including a nomination for an Academy Award for the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac and the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in Green Card. In addition to a number of American awards, Depardieu is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite and has twice won the César Award for Best Actor.

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France. He is one of six children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe "la Liette" (née Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel "le Dédé" Depardieu, a metal worker and volunteer fireman. His mother did not want more children and told Depardieu that she had tried to abort him with knitting needles. He has stated that as a child he would inspect his hands for scars from the needles.

Depardieu spent more time on the street than in the classroom and left school at 13.

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