Depardieu is still number one
Gerard Depardieu is infamous for not taking any bullsh*t, but now it seems he’ll also be infamous for taking a p*ss. On a plane. The Evening Standard reported:
The apparently drunk Depardieu, star of films such as Cyrano de Bergerac and Green Card, was then reported to have stood up and relieved himself. The Air France flight was delayed for two hours while it was cleaned. Air France refused to comment today.
Lately there’s been a – metaphorical – flood of excellent Depardieu moments on cinema screens. François Ozon’s POTICHE featured him disco-dancing with Catherine Deneuve, while Jonathan Romney in the Independent on Sunday called MAMMUTH :
… a monument to the magnificence of Depardieu’s ruin – and his occasional on-screen resurrection … As for filling the screen, when Serge strips off to bathe in a river, it’s like witnessing some ancient hippo god in its primeval splendour. The film-makers also delight in extreme close-ups in which their star’s bag-o’-spuds physiognomy sprawls across the screen, his bifurcated nose pointing east and west simultaneously … The film is a raucously anti-narcissistic triumph for its star, who shows that there’s still a magnificent cheval de guerre lying dormant inside the ragged old pantomime horse.
How we wish we had been on that plane.