Gérard Depardieu quiz: can you recognize these 10 films? – Cinema news

Gérard Depardieu quiz: can you recognize these 10 films? – Cinema news

Sacred monster of French cinema, Gérard Depardieu in his immense career has shot more than 150 films. We have selected 10 of them to make you a 100% “Gégé” quiz.

If the expression “sacred monster” were to apply to only one actor, it would undoubtedly be him, Gérard Depardieu, an extraordinary character, a true monument of French cinema. It is enough to be convinced of this to look at the Cesar ceremony, for which the actor was nominated in the Best Actor category seventeen times during his career, leaving with the trophy twice.

He received his first César in 1981 for Le Dernier Métro by François Truffaut. A film whose action takes place in Paris in 1942 under the German occupation. We follow the story of actress Manon Steiner (Catherine Deneuve), in charge of the Montmartre Theater in place of her husband. But the latter, a Jewish-German supposed to have left Paris to take refuge, is in reality hiding in the basement of the theater which he continues in fact to direct by giving his instructions to his wife. He will soon discover that his wife has fallen in love with Bernard Granger, one of the actors in the play. The film remains to this day the most awarded at the Césars with ten awards received including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress in addition to the prize received by Depardieu.

He will leave with his second César ten years later for Cyrano de Bergerac, who moreover shares The Last Metro this record ten awards. The film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau is the adaptation of the famous play by Edmond Rostand, which features Cyrano, poet and smooth talker, with an unflattering physique. He is in love with Roxane, who she only has eyes for Christian. But the latter has no spirit and will ask Cyrano to help him conquer the one he is in love with…

Gérard Depardieu has filmed under the direction of many renowned directors including Bertrand Blier, Bernardo Bertolucci and even Ridley Scott for 1492 Christopher Columbus, a film which earned him an Oscar nomination. A huge career that we are going to revisit through a quiz. Can you recognize these ten roles?

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