The most shocking comments were reserved for fellow star Juliette Binoche. The actress -- who's won an Oscar, a Best Actress award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her work in Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy, and critical acclaim -- apparently doesn't impress Depardieu. During his interview, the actor went off on a tirade highlighted by the following question:
"Please can you explain to me what the secret of this actress is meant to be? I would really like to know why she has been so esteemed for so many years. She has nothing. Absolutely nothing!"
He goes on to rant about how she's less of an actress than other French stars: "Compared with her, Isabelle Adjani is great even if she's totally nuts. Or Fanny Ardant -- she is magnificent, extremely impressive. But Binoche? What has she ever had going for her?"
He wasn't done there, though. Next, the surly actor turned his rage toward filmmaker Leos Carax, who cast Binoche in his filmLes Amants du Pont Neuf: "Carax needed six years to shoot his film with Binoche, which turned out not even to be a film but just a piece of sh*t."
While no one knows what prompted this outburst, the more cynical amongst us are speculating that it's because Binoche has an Oscar -- while the 61-year-old Depardieu does not. Whatever the reason, Depardieu comes out of this looking like a real jerk, wouldn't you agree?