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Gérard Depardieu is reportedly considering giving up his French citizenship. It was recently reported that the Cyrano de Bergerac star wants to move to Belgium for tax reasons following a change in French law. The new legislation states that anyone earning over €1 million (£813,935/$$1.32 million) will face a 75% rate of income tax, and French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was said to have branded Depardieu "pathetic" for buying a property in the Belgian border town of Nelchin. A letter attributed to Depardieu in Le Journal du Dimanche (via Bloomberg) read: "I am leaving because you consider success, creativity, talent, anything different... grounds for sanction. "I don't expect to be pitied or praised, but I reject the word 'pathetic'." Depardieu said that (more) »

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