Gérard Depardieu on Cyrano de Bergerac
Gerard Depardieu answers questions from Jean Pierre Lavoignat about his role as Cyrano and in the film by Jean Paul Rappeneau.
Gerard Depardieu, born in 1948, started in the cinema in 1971 in Le Cri du cormoran le soir au-dessus des jonques by Michel Audiard, (1971), and then in a film by Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Grangier (1972). But it was Les Valseuses by Bertrand Blier, the following year, that would reveal him to the public.
During the prolific 70s, he left the life of a petty street criminal to perform one in Loulou by Maurice Pialat. Ten years later, he took it easy and chose to alternate between light comedy (notably by Francis Veber) and more serious films (Alain Resnais, François Truffaut, Maurice Pialat).
The incarnation of French colourfulness at the end of the 80s, he renewed the role of Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990 at Anne Brochet's sides and won the male performance award at the Cannes Festival. In the wake, he performed the great names of literature like the Colonel Chabert in the eponymous film by Yves Angelo. A departure for Hollywood and his participation in the French super-productions like Astérix at the end of the 90s confirmed his status as a star but distanced him from more serious cinema.