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Mathieu Sapin rencontre Gérard Depardieu en 2012. Il l'accompagne en Azerbaïdjan à l'occasion du tournage, pour Arte, d'un documentaire sur les traces d'Alexandre Dumas. Une relation unique se noue entre les deux artistes. Dès lors, Gérard Depardieu va inviter Mathieu Sapin à partager son univers, ses pensées (philosophiques ou triviales), ses coups de gueule, que ce soit ...more
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published March 17th 2017 by Dargaud
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Alexander Peterhans
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley


Very funny and borderline insane memoir of cartoonist Mathieu Sapin's years following eccentric French actor Gérard Depardieu around the world.

When I first saw the front cover and read the title, I thought this was going to be some kind of satire, an imaginary memoir, but nope! It truly is Sapin's story following the actor Depardieu wherever the actor Depardieu is wont to go.

I'm not French, so for me Depardieu is not as prominent a cultural figure as he probably is in France, but this book has c
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Sidonie
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
J'ai passé un très bon moment à lire cette BD. J'en suis sortie avec encore plus de tendresse pour notre Gégé national. ...more
Mélanie
Une entrée en intimité au plus proche de Gérard Depardieu, on le découvre tel que je l'imaginais : gargantuesque, sensible, poète et ayant une immense culture.
Mathieu Sapin raconte ses séjours auprès du géant du cinéma avec humour et finesse.
Néanmoins on reste un peu sur sa fin, j'aurais aimé rentrer plus en intimité avec le personnage, mais ces pages se lisent avec une grande douceur, on ne voit pas la dernière arriver.
Bonne découverte pour tous ceux qui veulent découvrir Gérard Depardieu en
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Paul Spence
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Is there an American equivalent for Gerard Depardieu? For sure there are men who equal him in terms of his big mouth, or body size, or ego, or unpredictability, or charisma, or his fame, but all of that rolled into one? Doubtful. And even then this person would need to be imbued with a certain Gerard-Depardieuness that you can’t even begin to qualify.

And the thing is, I don’t know if Americans really know what an equivalent for Depardieu would be since so few of really understand the deal with h
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Karine P
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphique-bd
Eh ben! C'est un homme fascinant que je viens de découvrir. Vive les bédés-biographies! ...more
Manisha
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I approached this graphic work a little skeptically, not knowing exactly what to expect. I am happy to say It did not disappoint. Gerard Depardieu’s personality comes out quite clearly in this telling. He is at once larger than life and human. Sapin has brought out his quirks with a sensitive touch making the great man of french cinema and his life ever more interesting.
Karine Mon coin lecture
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bd, graphic-novels-bd
3,75... J'ai beaucoup aimé le portrait. Quel bestiole étrange, ce Depardieu! ...more
Richard Tremblay
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Depardieu, un monstre sacré, un sacré bonhomme. Boulimique, bébé gâté, philosophique, coléreux, léger, amusé, amusant, chiant, diva... Le portrait que dresse Sapin est absolument captivant, plein de tendresse pour le bonhomme et juste ce qu'il faut de dérision pour ne pas tomber dans le lichage.

Ça m'a donné le goût de revoir les films de GD.
...more
Alexandre Impinna
J’ai beaucoup aimé Gérard, BD de Mathieu Sapin, auteur pourtant confirmé mais que je lis ici pour la première fois.

Soyons franc, le style graphique ne plaira sûrement pas à tous le monde, le dessin n’est peut être pas la plus grande force de Sapin, mais je trouve qu’il sied à merveille son sujet: Gérard Depardieu, légende vivante du cinéma français et peut être son plus grand ambassadeur à l’étranger.

Car la force de Sapin est là, dans son sujet, sur lequel on apprendra beaucoup et qui n’hésites
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Susan J
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Gerard Depardieu — who didn’t love him, back in the day?I know I did, but I am going to have to review some of the movies to find out which ones I liked. He was a larger than life character, for sure, although his skill as an actor, which is mentioned over and over in this book is almost hard to believe after meeting him here. Still, he’s a fascinating guy and after reading this, I want to know more. More about what he was really thinking, what drives his behaviour, and his feelings. D ...more
Theediscerning
A full-length and them some graphic novel, concerning one journalist and cartoonist's appreciation of and time spend with the cumbersome, lumbersome lovable rogue turned bete noire that is Gerard "I like Putin, me" Depardieu. I could have done without some aspects of the design, namely the arrowed captions that make every page overly busy (and me overly squinty – some came in a really small, handwritten font), but I think that does convey the always-moving-to-the-next-topic-of-conversation/meal/ ...more
Renee
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is difficult to express how much I enjoyed this book! I watched Gerard Depardieu in the movie Greencard with Andie McDowell. I used to watch it over and over because the gregariousness of Gerard's character was a bit unbelievable. This book had the same impact for me. Gerard Depardieu is fascinating and inspiring with how he lives his life and doesn't concern himself with the opinions of others. I also appreciated the less positive views of his personality and how it impacts those around him. ...more
Nathan
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Kind of like a road comedy with a bit of "My Dinner with Andre" mixed in. It's quite insightful and charming, really. Seeing a guy such as Gerard, with his unique take on life and his celebrity status, navigating through politics and just doing his thing certainly has a novelty to it--this work displays how free he lives his life day-to-day, and people are always going to find those types of personalities interesting.

Not much else to say about this, really. It is what it says it is. I
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David
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Cette BD m'a invité à flirter avec dépardieu, à rentrer dans une intimité assez poussé, elle me projette des images et des réalités qui m'auraient paru impossible autrefois mais qui aujourd'hui viennent de me faire comprendre qu'être connu peut ouvrir des portes incroyables. Dans le fond je savais que Dépardieu était un gars curieux et qui virevoltait dans tout les sens mais je me suis senti dépassé par ce personnage qui semble perdu au vent et qui attire toutes les émotions des plus grands diri ...more
Jo
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The life of Gerard Depardieu from the eyes of Mathieu Sapin the comic artist, who traveled with the star from 2012 to 2016 on occasion. One interesting read of a biography so honestly put, we learn of Depardieu's background, his habits, his behavior, and how he sees the world around him.

How he sees himself as a human being who loves art, live with arts (he has a house like a museum), and has the ability of assessing people correctly. And sometimes, his character in the movies or play, resembles
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Heloise Meziani
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Très chouettes histoires, touchantes, drôles, gênantes. C'est une BD longue et agréable. Cependant, le trait de dessin de la BD en elle-même n'est pas à mon goût, ce qui a rendu la lecture moins satisfaisante pour moi (les esquisses du carnet du dessinateur à la fin de la BD sont, par contre, très belles!). ...more
Imaginarium de Steph
J'ai bien aimé cette BD sur tout un personnage. Qu'on l'aime ou pas Gérard Depardieu ne laisse personne indifférent. En tout cas je lève mon chapeau à Mathieu Sapin l'illustrateur qui l'a suivi partout, moi je ne l'aurais pas fait. ...more
Lynn Schwartz
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the drawings and the conversations.
Thierry
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
J'ai franchement ri par passage, on reconnaît le personnage et les situations cocasses dont on a entendu parler x fois. Excellente lecture ! ...more
Richard Archambault
C'est une homme ... "compliqué", on peut dire. J'ai beaucoup apprécié voir l'homme derrière l'acteur. Bravo M. Sapin! ...more
Vanessa
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-x
I enjoyed reading Gérard Script and art by Mathieu Sapin. It was an enjoyable read and I loved the drawings throughout.

Big thank you to NetGalley and Europe Comics for the advance read
Marianne
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Mathieu Sapin suit Gérard Depardieu dans plusieurs de ses déplacements pendant 5 ans, et en a fait une bd très plaisante !
Olli
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note to self: My French isn't quite as good as it should.. Interesting insight to Depardieu's life. ...more
Houda
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Un personnage surprenant, et profondément triste !
Savage Reader
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A most awesome graphic - novel report on one of my heroes. Depardieu is a controversial, but seducingly authentic and beautiful character. A very educated, tender, beautiful, frail mind and powerhouse. 100% recommendation.
Romain
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bd
MATHIEU SAPIN commence a être un habitué des portraits. Après avoir suivi l’ancien pensionnaire de l’Elysée dans Le Château, il file le train à un autre personnage public. Ce dernier est bien plus truculent puisqu’il s’agit du monstre sacré du cinéma français, celui que le monde entier – enfin surtout les russes – nous envie, le grand, l’inimitable, Gérard Depardieu. Le moins que l’on puisse dire c’est que l’on a définitivement quitté le registre policé de la communication bien maîtrisée pour ...more
tomasawyer
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On reconnait bien dans ces dessins la drôlerie un peu brusque du Gégé, sa manière d'être et de parler. On découvre un promeneur poète en quête de sensations fortes, un homme libre et sans filtre qui a faim de tous les possibles, un ogre raffiné avec une curiosité d'enfant. Un homme conscient de ses forces et de ses faiblesses, qui ne s'aime pas beaucoup, qui se fuit et qui s'oublie pour être heureux. ...more
Amit Verma
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is first memoir and biography I have read which is a graphic book.
It was a great experience. A cartoonist Salim follows famous actor Gerard on a fascinating journey. It is a funny and different sort of book. Gerard has an eccentric personality and colorful life. He is also influential and confident. Artwork is ok. It suits the background of the story. It suits the personality of the characters. A good graphic novel and you must read book if you like different sort of comics.
Alexandru
rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2017
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