Born on December 27, 1948
From Châteauroux, France
Gérard Depardieu as "Cyrano De Bergerac"
Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac (Gérard Depardieu) is in love with Roxane (Anne Brochet), but he's too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian (Vincent Perez), falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano's help in sharing his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian's name, and Roxane doesn't realize that it's Cyrano's words she falls for. She marries Christian, and Cyrano continues to keep the other man's secret, even after tragedy strikes.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Academy Award (1990)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
Gérard Depardieu as "Georges Faure"
Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell (Andie MacDowell) has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré (Gérard Depardieu), a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other's nerves.
|Golden Globe (1990)||Won||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Gérard Depardieu as "Jean de Florette"
In this acclaimed French drama, the enterprising Ugolin Soubeyran (Daniel Auteuil) returns to his native countryside after the serving in the military. Intent on growing expensive flowers, he conspires with his uncle, Cesar (Yves Montand), to gain access to a hidden spring on a neighboring property. When their initial attempt to buy the land fails, they must contend with Jean de Florette (Gérard Depardieu), who arrives with his family to work the coveted plot and turn it into a profitable farm.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|