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Gérard Depardieu
GéRARD XAVIER MARCEL DEPARDIEU (French: ( listen ); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 films since 1967. He received critical acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro (1980), for which he won the César Award for Best Actor , in Police (1985), for which he won the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Award for Best Actor, Jean de Florette (1986), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), winning the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
for Best Actor , his second César Award
César Award
for Best Actor , and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor
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Légion D'honneur
The LEGION OF HONOUR, full name NATIONAL ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR (French : Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur), is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte . The order is divided into five degrees of increasing distinction: Chevalier ( Knight
Knight
), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander ), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand-Croix ( Grand Cross
Grand Cross
). The order's motto is "Honneur et Patrie" ("Honour and Motherland") and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d\'Honneur next to the Musée d\'Orsay , on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Kenneth Branagh
SIR KENNETH CHARLES BRANAGH (/ˈbrænə/ ; born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director , producer , and screenwriter originally from Belfast. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in 2015 succeeded Richard Attenborough as its President. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare 's plays, including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director ), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay ), Love\'s Labour\'s Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006)
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1492
Year 1492
1492
(MCDXCII ) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
. The year 1492
1492
is considered to be a significant year in the history of the West , Europe
Europe
, Christianity
Christianity
, Spain
Spain
, and the New World
New World
, among others, because of the number of significant events to have taken place during it. Some of the events which propelled the year into Western consciousness, also listed below, include the completion of the Reconquista of Spain, the discovery of the New World
New World
, and the Expulsion of Jews from Spain
Spain

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Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD (/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud ) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. This ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry , including several of its historic studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people in it. Hollywood
Hollywood
was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world
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Montenegro
Coordinates : 42°30′N 19°18′E / 42.500°N 19.300°E / 42.500; 19.300 Montenegro Црна Гора ( Montenegrin ) Crna Gora ( Montenegrin ) Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Ој, свијетла мајска зоро Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Location of Montenegro
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1994 Cannes Film Festival
The 47TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL was held from 12 to 23 May 1994 . The Palme d\'Or went to the American film Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
directed by Quentin Tarantino . The festival opened with The Hudsucker Proxy , directed by Joel Coen and closed with Serial Mom , directed by John Waters . Jeanne Moreau was the mistress of ceremonies
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François Truffaut
Claude Jade
Claude Jade
(1968, fiancée) Fanny Ardant (1981-1984, 1 daughter) CHILDREN 3 daughters PARENT(S) Janine de Montferrand Roland Truffaut (stepfather) FRANçOIS ROLAND TRUFFAUT (French: ; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic , as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave . In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement. Unique in world cinema, the movie is followed over 20 years with classics Stolen Kisses , Bed and Board and Love on the Run between 1958 and 1979
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France Musique
FRANCE MUSIQUE is a French public radio owned by Radio France . The station is devoted to music, including classical music and jazz . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Programming * 3 Slogans * 4 External links HISTORYFrance Musique was created in 1954 as CHAîNE HAUTE-FIDéLITé then renamed 1958 as FRANCE IV HAUTE FIDéLITé, then RTF HAUTE FIDéLITé in 1963, and finally FRANCE MUSIQUE in same year. PROGRAMMINGMost concerts given by the Orchestre National de France are broadcast on France Musique, as are many other concerts. Many programmes from France Musique are broadcast abroad in Canada by CBC Radio 2 as well as in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 3
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Bertrand Blier
BERTRAND BLIER (born 14 March 1939) is a French film director and writer. His 1978 film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards
51st Academy Awards
. He is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier . His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival . His 2005 film How Much Do You Love Me? was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the Silver George for Best Director. A defence of Blier's work until 2000 was written by Sue Harris, Queen Mary College, London and published in 2001 by Manchester University Press. CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 Filmography * 3 Theatre * 4 Published works * 5 References * 6 External links PERSONAL LIFEWith his former wife Françoise, to whom he was married for twenty years, he has a daughter named Béatrice
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Sotha (actress)
SOTHA (born 1944) is a French actress, playwright, screenwriter, film -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;"> * ^ Café de la Gare at theatreonline.com (in French) * ^ A B Francophone women film directors: a guide By Janis L. Pallister, Ruth A. Hottell, p
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. PARIS (French pronunciation: ​ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city in France
France
, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and an official population of 2,206,488 (2015). The city is a commune and department , and the heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4,638-square-mile) Île-de- France
France
region (colloquially known as the ' Paris
Paris
Region'), whose 2016 population of 12,142,802 represented roughly 18 percent of the population of France. Since the 17th century, Paris
Paris
has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts
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Academy Awards
Spotlight BEST PICTUREMoonlight The ACADEMY AWARDS, now known officially as THE OSCARS, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Ang Lee
ANG LEE OBS (Chinese : 李安; pinyin : Lǐ Ān; born October 23, 1954) is a Taiwanese film director , screenwriter and producer. Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet , Pushing Hands , and Eat Drink Man Woman explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition and modernity, Eastern and Western. Lee also deals with repressed, hidden emotions in many of his films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , The Ice Storm , Hulk , and Brokeback Mountain . Lee's work is known for its emotional charge, which critics believe is responsible for his success in offsetting cultural barriers and achieving international recognition
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Venice Film Festival
The VENICE FILM FESTIVAL or VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Italian : Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice
Venice
Biennale "), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three " film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
and Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
. The film festival is part of the Venice
Venice
Biennale , which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895
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