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Guillaume Depardieu Poster

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Date of Birth 7 April 1971Paris, France
Date of Death 13 October 2008Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France  (complications from pneumonia)
Birth NameGuillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Guillaume Depardieu was born on April 7, 1971 in Paris, France as Guillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu. He was an actor, known for Pola X (1999), Tous les matins du monde (1991) and Versailles (2008). He was married to Elise Ventre. He died on October 13, 2008 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Spouse (1)

Elise Ventre (30 December 1999 - 13 October 2008) (his death) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

A little scar next to his right eye

Trivia (11)

Older brother of Julie Depardieu.
Father with his wife, actress Elise, of a daughter - Louise (b. January 2001).
16 September 2003 - Received a suspended 9-month prison sentence and a $9000 fine for threatening a man with a gun in Trouville, France.
Contracted an infection while being treated in an hospital for a leg-wound following a motorbike accident. The infection proved to be extremely resistant to antibiotics and, after almost 2 years in and out of treatment and a great deal of pain with no end in sight, he decided to have his leg amputated.
He died at the Raymond-Poincaré Hospital in Garches, west of Paris, on October 13 2008 (aged 37), after contracting severe pneumonia whilst filming The Childhood of Icarus (2009) on location in Romania. His funeral was held in Notre Dame Church in Bougival, near to his home in Paris. He is buried in Bougival Cemetery.
Separated from his wife Elise in 2001.
He and his father Gérard Depardieu have both shared a role with José Ferrer. His father shared Ferrer's Oscar-winning role of Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), earning himself his own Oscar nomination in the process. Guillaume appeared in Milady (2004) as the Musketeer Athos, a part played by Ferrer in The Fifth Musketeer (1979). Gerard played a different Musketeer, Porthos, in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) which, like The Fifth Musketeer, was based on The Viscount of Bragelonne.
He had a "Petit Prince" tattoo around his navel. It showed the Little Prince, as originally drawn by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, standing on his home planet.
Good friend of Vincent Perez.
Was a composer as well as excellent piano player.

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