Gérard Depardieu

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Robust review – Gérard Depardieu at his larger-than-life best
The French star plays an actor who forms a complex friendship with a young security guard in this refreshingly understated comedy drama

Wendy Ide

23, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Déborah Lukumuena: ‘To be on screen with the body and skin I have is already very political’
She is the youngest ever winner of a César, and wowed critics as Gérard Dépardieu’s bodyguard. Now Lukumuena, one of France’s best young actors, has found her spiritual sister in a Glasgow film-maker

Angelique Chrisafis

21, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Robust review – Depardieu in cantankerous comfort zone in odd-couple comedy
Gérard Depardieu plays a veteran movie star with a stalker, while Déborah Lukumuena steals the show as his minder

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Gérard Depardieu profile: he’s ‘the best and worst of France’
He once downed 14 bottles of wine and counted Putin as a pal. With his new film out, what are we – and the French – to make of him?

Wendy Ide

17, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Lost Illusions review – Balzac adaptation is period-drama perfection
Benjamin Voisin and Cécile de France star in a superb costume coming-of-age story for the Netflix generation

Peter Bradshaw

10, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Support for Putin among western celebrities drains away over Ukraine
Steven Seagal is isolated voice in backing Russian president as Gérard Depardieu, Silvio Berlusconi and others condemn invasion

Pjotr Sauer

11, Apr, 2022 @3:40 PM

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What links Machine Gun Kelly to François Truffaut, Gérard Depardieu and Degrassi?
Fire down the rabbit hole with the punk-popster, Blink-182 band members and Megan Fox

Larry Ryan

19, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Putin’s Hollywood pals – the stars who snuggled up to the Russian dictator
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Steven Seagal, Tinseltown’s biggest names were once happy to hang out with the invading president. Are they all now cringing? Not entirely

Phil Hoad

07, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido
Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?

Jonathan Romney

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Last Metro: theatre is a sanctuary in François Truffaut's wartime gem
Our series on films about the stage continues with the 1980 classic about a playhouse in occupied Paris, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu

Chris Wiegand

02, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Conclusions by John Boorman review – film gossip and nostalgia
The filmmaker on Gerard Depardieu’s snoring, Burt Reynolds’s sexual skills and why boxset TV is disappointing

Sukhdev Sandhu

25, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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French investigation opens after Gérard Depardieu accused of rape
Preliminary investigation launched after police receive complaint against actor

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

30, Aug, 2018 @5:01 PM

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