Gerard Depardieu says his son was a true poet and he died like a poet

January 19th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 19 (ANI): Speaking for the first time about the loss of his eldest son, actor Gerard Depardieu has said that the 37-year-old was a ”true poet and he died like a poet”.

Depardieu became well-known after playing archetypical Frenchmen in hit films including Cyrano de Bergerac and Green Card, for which he received a best actor Golden Globe.

He has always played up to his roots in provincial France, using his multi-million pounds fortune to open restaurants in Paris and running vineyards in Provence.

However, since the death of his son Guillaume from pneumonia in October, Depardieu, now 60, has cut an increasingly unsettled figure.

“I”d rather not have an address in France, but an address in Italy because I love the country, the Telegraph quoted Depardieu, as saying in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche.

“Like that, I”d happily return to Paris when I felt like it. It’’s a desire,” he added.

Guillaume was well-known for starring in a number of films including the movie adaptation of Les Miserables in 2001.

Depardieu compared his son’’s death to that of a number of great French cinema legends including Claude Berri, the director who died last week.

Referring to Guillaume, Depardieu said: “He was as impatient as me. He was very demanding too.

“I saw Claude Berri in his death bed, this week. He was calm, contrary to his life, which was a torment.

“His face was relaxed and free from worries. The face of Guillaume, in the morgue, him, was very much in his own world, tense, tortured.

“Guillaume, him, he never changed. He was like his words, like poetry. He was a true poet and he died like a poet, knowing all that,” he added. (ANI)

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