Gerard Depardieu Lashes Out Against U.S. Culture
He said that it is "too aggressive" and he doesn't like U.S. films.
French actor and Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu lashed out against U.S. culture, calling it "too aggressive," at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday and adding that he "adores" his Russian passport.
"I have never wanted to be a U.S. citizen," he was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency RIA Novosti. "That's totally out of the question. They have a very aggressive culture. And I don't like U.S. films."
"If the Europeans stop listening to the Americans, it will only do good," he went on to say. "And I adore my Russian passport. I feel very Russian inside."
Depardieu added that he dreams of buying an apartment in Moscow and, "probably, a house near the lake Baikal" to spend some time in Siberia.
Depardieu was granted a Russian citizenship in January 2013 by President Vladimir Putin's decree. He was also given an apartment in Saransk, the capital of Mordovia in central Russia, alongside a permanent residence, and another one in the Chechen capital Grozny.
The actor has repeatedly expressed support for the Kremlin, including Russia's policies towards Crimea and Ukraine, which recently led to a ban on entering Ukraine.