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French actor Depardieu seeks Belgian residency - mayor
Yahoo! News ^ | 12/9/12 | Vicky Buffery | Reuters

Posted on 12/09/2012 2:00:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PARIS (Reuters) - Actor Gerard Depardieu has become the latest Frenchman to look for shelter outside his native country after a series of tax hikes by Socialist President Francois Hollande on the wealthy.

The "Cyrano de Bergerac" star has bought a house in the Belgian village of Nechin near the French border, local mayor Daniel Senesael told French media on Sunday, adding he had also enquired about procedures for acquiring Belgian residency.

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"I think he wanted to enjoy the atmosphere in Belgium, our identity, the rural, bucolic setting," Senesael told RTL radio.

For Depardieu, best known for his roles as Obelix in the French "Asterix" films and as Cyrano de Bergerac in the 1990 film of the same name, the move will do nothing to improve his image, already tarnished by a series of embarrassing incidents.

Just last week, Depardieu was arrested for driving under the influence after falling of his scooter in Paris, while in August a car driver filed a legal complaint for assault and battery against him following an altercation in the capital.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: belgian; depardieu; france; french; residency; taxes

1 posted on 12/09/2012 2:00:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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French actor Gerard Depardieu delivers a speech during a campaign rally for France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, candidate for the 2012 REUTERS/Charles Platiau

2 posted on 12/09/2012 2:01:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
arrested for driving under the influence after falling of his scooter in Paris, while in August a car driver filed a legal complaint for assault and battery against him following an altercation in the capital.

He can hang out with me any day.

3 posted on 12/09/2012 2:03:15 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if any elected official in France will compare the tax revenues before and after the hike. I will be willing to bet that will never happen. Hard data often destroys Utopian dreams.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 2:12:26 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: 1rudeboy

A bit of a nutcase, undoubtedly, but a great actor who gave one of the great performances in one of the greatest 20th century films, JEAN deFLORETTE, with Yves Montand.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 2:13:34 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: 1rudeboy

The motorist just wants the glory of having been beaten up by Obelix....

These French are crazy!


6 posted on 12/09/2012 2:20:32 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Depardieu was a really hot ticket in the late70’s-early 80’s. For the ladies, check out the movies: The Return of Marin Guerre, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, and The Last Metro. I always liked Depardieu. Nobody tells him what to do! (except his Directors, of course!)


7 posted on 12/09/2012 2:40:59 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: NormsRevenge
Depardieu was arrested for driving under the influence after falling of his scooter

Real men ride big hogs........

8 posted on 12/09/2012 2:43:24 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gosh, he looks terrible. Quite a character, ole Depardieu.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 3:02:35 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: supremedoctrine

Great movie! I thought Montand stole the movie, though, as that mean, tightfisted peasant.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 3:03:56 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: NormsRevenge

All the big hogs in Frahnce are used to find mushrooms, not carry big, fat Frenchmen.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 3:08:18 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: NormsRevenge

‘Liked him as Reynaldo in Branagh’s “Hamlet”.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 3:09:06 PM PST by onedoug
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To: originalbuckeye

The Return of Martin Guerre is one of my all time favorites. Of course, the American film industry remade it starring Richard Gere and it was horrible.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 3:28:11 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: supremedoctrine

They show that movie on the French channels in canada twice a year and it’s really good.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 3:52:10 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I think he wanted to enjoy the atmosphere in Belgium, our identity, the rural, bucolic setting," Senesael told RTL radio.

LMBO!!!
He couldn't have said this with a straight face. Taxes had nothing to do with it, nothing at all.

15 posted on 12/09/2012 3:56:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: NormsRevenge

lol.

He isn’t the only one getting out to avoid the 75% tax rate


16 posted on 12/09/2012 4:16:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

At least he did speeches for Sarkozy, unlike our thespians who scream for higher taxes and vote for Obamba, then use every tax loophole.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 5:17:48 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Dutch Boy
I wonder if any elected official in France will compare the tax revenues before and after the hike.

Breitbart has a piece on the revenue drop in California, even after "they" got their tax increases.

18 posted on 12/09/2012 5:54:08 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: NormsRevenge
so much for his fair share... the fat tub of guts
19 posted on 12/09/2012 5:57:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: miss marmelstein

SPOILER ALERT: (for anyone who hasn’t seen J DeF)
He did steal the movie, largely because , by the very end,
he has all the weight of Greek tragedy wash over him, and,
having learned he has brought about the death of his own son,
he has nothing left to do but go lie down in his bed, and die
by daybreak.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 8:01:10 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Hildy

At least Hollywood didn’t totally sell out and name
it “The Return of Richard Guerre”.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 8:03:40 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Hildy

Hollywood is good at ruining LOTS of things!


22 posted on 12/10/2012 3:27:34 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: supremedoctrine

Even worse would be “The Return of Richard Gere”!


23 posted on 12/10/2012 6:15:25 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Every Hollywood film starring a well-known actor is
basically “The Return of (fill in the blank)”


24 posted on 12/10/2012 9:21:35 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: originalbuckeye

Return of Marin Guerre was interesting. Based on an actual court case from the middle ages.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 12:06:52 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Fat,drunk and on a scooter is no way to go through life, son.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 12:09:27 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Calvin Locke

Despite Tax Increase, California State Revenues in Freefall

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/07/CALIFORNIA-STATE-BUDGET-GOES-OFF-THE-CLIFF


27 posted on 12/12/2012 12:25:04 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Did not realize that. Thanks.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 12:45:17 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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