In this composite image a comparison has been made between (L-R) Gerard Depardieu, Vladimir Putin and Brigitte Bardot. French actors Gerard Depardieu and Brigitte Bardot are reportedly investigating Russian citizenship to avoid paying French taxes. 1958: French film star and sex-symbol Brigitte Bardot enjoys the London night life in 1958.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets French actor Gerard Depardieu during their meeting in Putin's residence in Sochi on January 5, 2013. Putin earlier granted citizenship to Depardieu after the French movie star said he was quitting his homeland to avoid paying a new millionaires' tax. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV
A picture taken on December 11, 2010, shows Russia's President, then Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin (R) speaking with French actor Gerard Depardieu (L) as they tour Russky (Russian) Museum in St. Petersburg. Putin granted today fast-track citizenship to Depardieu after the movie star complained about the French Socialist government's proposed 75 percent tax on the rich.The decision appears to give Depardieu -- a frequent guest of the Moscow celebrity circuit who nonetheless never asked for a Russian passport -- the right to pay the 13 percent tax levied in Russia on everyone from billionaires to the poor. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI POOL /ALEXEI NIKOLSKY
Actor Gerard Depardieu during a TV Interview on November 25, 2012 in Moscow, Russia
Attestazione: Oleg Nikishin
French actor Gerard Depardieu holds up a sample of his sparkling rose wine during a wine presentation in a Berlin wine shop November 30, 2010. Depardieu presented his 'Taille Princesse' Brut, by Bouvet-Laduray, which the actor helped elaborate. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
Attestazione: JOHN MACDOUGALL
French actor Gerard Depardieu signs copies of Richard Melloul's book 'Depardieu Grand eur Nature' at Virgin store at Champs-Elysees, photo by Edouard Bernaux/ Ernaux/Eyedea Presse in Paris, France on November 06th , 2009.
Attestazione: Edouard BERNAUX
Actor Gerard DePardieu attending 'Fifth Anniversary Party for Regine's' on October 8, 1980 at Regine's in New York City, New York.