Depardieu: France has become a playground for fools making stinky cheese

French-born actor Gerard Depardieu says his home country is becoming a playground for foreigners and populated by fools making wine and stinky cheese. The Cyrano de Bergerac star, who was granted Russian citizenship in 2013, says he no longer considers himself French. He told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera: “No, I am a citizen of the world, France risks becoming a Disneyland for foreigners, populated by fools who do wine and cheese that stinks for tourists.”

There is no more freedom, people are manipulated

Gerard Depardieu

The outspoken star, 67, also took a swipe at the film industry. He told the paper: “The cinema no longer exists. There is a world of entertainment, people, terrorised by the Americans who no longer know which language to speak. There are 10 stars and they are all American. Their movies packed with special effects are games, and the rest of the movie is struggling to exist.”

In Italy, fortunately, you have not lost your culture and your identity because you are a young country, born with Garibaldi. Unlike half of Europe which with the fear of migrants has become a little fascist.

Depardieu appears fonder to Italy than France