Filming to blame for Depardieu court no-show
Defense attorney Eric de Caumont says Depardieu was too busy filming a movie in the United States about another Frenchman known for run-ins with the law: former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
A Paris criminal court on Friday could take exception to Depardieu’s second straight no-show over the harmless incident in November when he toppled over on his scooter in Paris and was charged with drunken driving.
Depardieu - possibly France’s best-known movie star, for roles in some 150 films such as “Green Card” - had already skipped out in January on a previous summons to appear.
He has threatened to renounce his French citizenship, and has become a Russian citizen.