"I'm in the process of stopping filming," the Academy Award-nominated actor was quoted as saying in weekly Le Parisien Dimanche. "I'm a guy who's leaving! A guy who's not drunk. For once."
Depardieu, one of France's most prolific actors, was speaking on the set of an upcoming French film and is scheduled to appear in a new installment of the "Asterix" series next year.But he insisted his career will soon be over, the AP reports.
"I have nothing to lose," the 56-year-old star said. "I have done 170 films. I have nothing left to prove. I am not going to hang on like a jerk."
Depardieu was a leading French actor of the 1980s and 1990s with such hits as "Green Card," "Jean de Florette" and "Cyrano de Bergerac," for which he was nominated for an Oscar. A.M.
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, as it appears, will be either convoyed to a remote Russian colony or kept in the detention center