Guillaume Depardieu

Active - 1992 - 2009  |   Born - Apr 7, 1971   |   Died - Oct 13, 2008   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Son of renowned actors Gérard and Elisabeth Depardieu, Guillaume Depardieu showed his parents' unmistakable talent for acting early on. He began making small TV and movie appearances in his native France in the early '90s, eventually building up a list of credentials that would assure he didn't have to get by on his famous name. He eventually took on major roles, in films like 2002's Aime ton Père, but the 2000s would bring their share of troubles for the actor. In 2003, ongoing complications resulting from a motorcycle accident in 1995 led the actor to have his leg amputated, and that same year, he served a suspended prison sentence for threatening a man with a gun. Nonetheless, he would go on to play starring roles in films like De la Guerre and Versailles. In 2008, Depardieu contracted severe pneumonia while filming L'Enfance d'Icare in Romania and passed away on October 13th at the age of 37.

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