Gerard Depardieu http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23162/all en UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu skips French court to prep for Strauss-Kahn role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/depardieu-skips-french-court-prep-strauss-kahn-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Garrulous actor already in spotlight over tax row</p> <p>* Drink driving case will now go to full trial</p> <p>* Could face up to two years in prison</p> <p>By Alexandria Sage</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - French film star Gerard Depardieu<br /> failed to show up in court to face drink driving charges on<br /> Tuesday because he was preparing to play disgraced former IMF<br /> chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film, his lawyer said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/depardieu-skips-french-court-prep-strauss-kahn-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Cyrano de Bergerac Dominique Strauss-Kahn Employment Relation Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Guillaume Depardieu Indictment Person Career Person Location Quotation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731493 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Depardieu skips court to set up Strauss-Kahn role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-depardieu-skips-court-set-strauss-kahn-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Larger-than-life actor already in spotlight over tax</p> <p>* Could face two years in jail over drink-driving case</p> <p>* Montenegro woos Depardieu for cultural ambassador post</p> <p>* Another actor, Kassovitz, also seeks fiscal exile (Adds Depardieu comments in Montenegro, Kassovitz seeking exile)</p> <p>By Alexandria Sage</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-depardieu-skips-court-set-strauss-kahn-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Green Card Montenegrin passport Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731699 at http://www.globalpost.com French actor Depardieu sides with Putin, criticises opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/french-actor-depardieu-sides-putin-criticises-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - French actor Gerard Depardieu, recently awarded Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, has praised the former KGB spy and said his political opponents offer no real alternative.</p> <p>Depardieu, who has been accused in France of abandoning his homeland to avoid a proposed 75 percent tax for millionaires, told the state-run Rossiya-24 television that Putin personified Russia's complex and fascinating national character.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/french-actor-depardieu-sides-putin-criticises-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chess Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:15:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733911 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu back in Russia to reside on Democracy Street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/depardieu-back-russia-reside-democracy-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor Gerard Depardieu was Friday visiting his newly-adopted homeland of Russia to meet the Orthodox Patriarch, open a cinema and visit his new address on "Democracy Street".</p> <p>Depardieu, who was granted a Russian passport by President Vladimir Putin after complaining at high tax rates in France, was set to spend Friday in Moscow before travelling 650 kilometres to the provincial city of Saransk to register as a resident of Democracy Street (Demokraticheskaya Ulitsa).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/depardieu-back-russia-reside-democracy-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Saransk Technology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763210 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu back in Russia to reside on Democracy Street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/depardieu-back-russia-reside-democracy-street-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor Gerard Depardieu on Friday toured Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre as he visited his newly-adopted homeland of Russia before heading to the provinces to take up residence at his new address on "Democracy Street".</p> <p>Depardieu, who was granted a Russian passport by President Vladimir Putin after complaining at high tax rates in France, was set to spend Friday in Moscow before travelling 650 kilometres to the provincial city of Saransk to register as a resident of Democracy Street (Demokraticheskaya Ulitsa).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/depardieu-back-russia-reside-democracy-street-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Ballet Entertainment Europe Gerard Depardieu Technology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763319 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu back in Russia to reside on Democracy Street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/depardieu-back-russia-reside-democracy-street-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor Gerard Depardieu on Friday toured Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre as he visited his newly-adopted homeland of Russia before heading to the provinces to take up residence at his new address on "Democracy Street".</p> <p>Depardieu, who was granted a Russian passport by President Vladimir Putin after complaining at high tax rates in France, was set to spend Friday in Moscow before travelling 650 kilometres (400 miles) to the provincial city of Saransk to register as a resident of No. 1 Democracy Street (Demokraticheskaya Ulitsa).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/depardieu-back-russia-reside-democracy-street-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Ballet Entertainment Europe Gerard Depardieu AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763468 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu takes up residence in provincial Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/depardieu-takes-residence-provincial-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday formally registered as resident of the little-known Russian region of Mordovia, giving his residence as No. 1, Democracy Street.</p> <p>In a grand ceremony in Mordovia's main city of Saransk that bore little relation to the average Russian's experience of local bureaucracy, Depardieu signed a form and had his passport stamped to formally become a resident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/depardieu-takes-residence-provincial-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Passport Russian passport Saransk AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764178 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu takes residence on Russia's Democracy Street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/depardieu-takes-residence-russias-democracy-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday formally registered as resident of the little-known Russian region of Mordovia, giving his residence as No. 1, Democracy Street.</p> <p>In a grand ceremony in Mordovia's main city of Saransk that bore little relation to the average Russian's experience of local bureaucracy, Depardieu signed a form and had his passport stamped to formally become a resident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/depardieu-takes-residence-russias-democracy-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Saransk Vladimir Putin AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764283 at http://www.globalpost.com Actor Depardieu picks Russian abode far from French taxes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/actor-depardieu-picks-russian-abode-far-french-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Actor Gerard Depardieu has registered as a resident of the provincial Russian city of Saransk, where he plans to open a restaurant far from the high taxes of his French homeland, Russian media said on Saturday.</p> <p>The 64-year-old star of "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Green Card" was in Saransk on Saturday to receive a residency stamp in his newly-issued Russian passport, at a lavish ceremony attended by local officials and singers in traditional folk costumes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/actor-depardieu-picks-russian-abode-far-french-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Green Card Saransk Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764325 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechen strongman Kadyrov greets touring Depardieu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/chechen-strongman-kadyrov-greets-touring-depardieu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French acting legend Gerard Depardieu, who recently registered as a Russian resident amid a tax row with Paris, arrived Sunday in Chechnya where he was greeted by the republic's flamboyant strongman.</p> <p>Ramzan Kadyrov welcomed Depardieu at the airport in Grozny after the French actor spent two days in the little known Russian region of Mordovia to officially take residence at No 1. Democracy street in the city of Saransk.</p> <p>"I invited Gerard Depardieu to Grozny. This is his second trip to Chechnya," Kadyrov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/chechen-strongman-kadyrov-greets-touring-depardieu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Chechnya Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Politics of Russia Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:30:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765311 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechen leader shows Depardieu a good time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chechen-leader-shows-depardieu-good-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French star and newly-registered Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu was Monday visiting his "friend" the controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, partying into the night and vowing to make a film about the Muslim region.</p> <p>The French actor, who was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin amid a tax row with Paris, arrived in Chechnya's main city Grozny on a private jet after touring dairy factories in Saransk, the city in central Russia where he took residence at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chechen-leader-shows-depardieu-good-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Ramzan Kadyrov Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:46:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765814 at http://www.globalpost.com Actor Depardieu wants to make film in Russia's volatile Chechnya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/actor-depardieu-wants-make-film-russias-volatile-chechnya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Actor registered residency in small provincial city</p> <p>* Says he'll be back to Chechnya</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Film star Gerard Depardieu, who received a hug and a Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin last month, has announced he wants to make a movie in Chechnya after dining and dancing with the volatile region's strongarm leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/actor-depardieu-wants-make-film-russias-volatile-chechnya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Politics of Russia Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765873 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechen leader shows Depardieu a good time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chechen-leader-shows-depardieu-good-time-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French star and newly-registered Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu was Monday visiting his "friend" the controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, partying into the night and vowing to make a film about the Muslim region.</p> <p>The French actor, who was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin amid a tax row with Paris, arrived in Chechnya's main city Grozny on a private jet after touring dairy factories in Saransk, the city in central Russia where he took residence at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chechen-leader-shows-depardieu-good-time-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Politics of Russia Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:16:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765964 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu frolics with controversial Chechnya chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/depardieu-frolics-controversial-chechnya-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French star and newly-registered Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu was Monday visiting his "friend" the controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, partying into the night and vowing to make a film about the Muslim region.</p> <p>The French actor, who was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin amid a tax row with Paris, arrived in Chechnya's main city Grozny on a private jet after touring dairy factories in Saransk, the city in central Russia where he took residence at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/depardieu-frolics-controversial-chechnya-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Politics Ramzan Kadyrov Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:15:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766077 at http://www.globalpost.com