Briefly explain who Gerard Depardieu is.

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Gerard Depardieu is an actor from France.  He was born in 1948. According to the Internet Movie Database, he has acted in 190 films in his career.  As with many actors who make it big, he has also tried his hand at directing and producing films.

Depardieu has not won any Academy Awards in the United States.  He did win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1991.  He has also won two Best Actor awards in the French equivalent of the Academy Awards.  He has been honored by France for his achievements in film by being awarded the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honor, both in their lowest grade of Chevalier.

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