Cast in "Ne touchez pas la hache/The Duchess of Langeais"
Appeared in the French mini-series, "Napoléon"; also co-starred his father
Co-starred with his father in the French film, "Aime ton père/A Loving Father"
Starred in Leos Carax's "Pola X"
Breakthrough screen role, "Les Apprentis"
Convicted of smuggling heroin; served one-year jail term
Acting debut playing father's character as a young man in "Touts les matins du monde"
"One day he became famous and I disappeared. I was no longer Guillaume, I was someone else's son. Everything I did was compared to him or judged by him. I became enormously bitter. It wasn't until I discovered music that I could vent all my aggressiveness." - Depardieu on his father to the London Times, July 7, 1999
"I'm the only one who could have played him; I can say that I knew that man. I could understand his madness, his naivety, his candour, his arrogance, his search for truth at any price, his disillusion, his fall." - Guillaume Depardieu on his role in "Pola X" to The Daily Telegraph, May 5, 2000