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French actor Gerard Depardieu, 65, admits to drinking 14 bottles of wine a day – despite having a quintuple heart bypass

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French actor Gerard Depardieu, 65, admits to drinking 14 bottles of wine

a day – despite having a quintuple heart bypass

  • Actor told a French film magazine: ‘I can’t drink like a normal person’
  • He also enjoys beer, pastis, champagne, vodka and whiskey during the day
  • 65-year-old says that he ‘never gets drunk’ despite voluminous intake

By SAM WEBB FOR MAILONLINE

Gerard Depardieu, the titan of French cinema and renowned bon vivant, claims he sometimes drinks up to 14 bottles of wine a day.

Even a quintuple heart bypass operation 14 years ago does not seem to have tempered the actor’s drinking, nor a serious motorcycle crash while over the legal limit.

The 65-year-old Frenchman’s fondness for wine is such that he runs his own award-winning vineyard in the Medoc.

He told French magazine So Film: ‘I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles per day.

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Mon Dieu! Gerard Depardieu recently told a French film magazine: 'I can¿t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles per day'

Mon Dieu! Gerard Depardieu recently told a French film magazine: ‘I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles per day’

‘In the morning, it starts at home with champagne or red wine before 10am, then again champagne.’

Gerard said he breaks up the wine intake with a little aniseed liqueur pastis.

He added: ‘Then food, accompanied by two bottles of wine.

‘In the afternoon, champagne, beer and more pastis at around 5pm, to finish off the bottle.

‘Later on, vodka and/or whisky. But I’m never totally drunk, just a little p*****d.

‘All you need is a 10-minute nap and voila, a slurp of rose wine and I feel as fresh as a daisy.

‘Anyway, I’m not going to die. Not now. I still have energy.’

Wine lover: Gerard Depardieu during a visit to the 'Vinexpo' international wine fair in Bordeaux, south-western France in 2005. He runs his own award-winning vineyard in the Medoc

Wine lover: Gerard Depardieu during a visit to the ‘Vinexpo’ international wine fair in Bordeaux, south-western France in 2005. He runs his own award-winning vineyard in the Medoc

However, his behaviour was condemned by French mental health expert Professor Michel Lejoyeux, who blasted French attitudes to the heavy consumption of alcohol, and the media’s admiration of his alcohol intake.

He said: ‘We smile about heavy users, calling them “bon vivants”, while non-consumption is not allowed. In society, it is the one who does not drink who will feel guilty.

‘A consumption of 14 bottles a day is beyond all data, all thresholds and health references of the World Health Organization.

‘This is proof of the positive vision we have of alcohol poisoning.’

Comrades: Depardieu, seen her with Vladimir Putin, took Russian citizenship in January 2013 as a protest against France's 75 per cent tax on the rich

Comrades: Depardieu, seen her with Vladimir Putin, took Russian citizenship in January 2013 as a protest against France’s 75 per cent tax on the rich

Gerard Depardieu stars in new Russian-filmed movie Viktor

Previously Depardieu made headlines after he was banned from an Air France flight for urinating in the aisle as it prepared to take off, forcing the plane to turn back to its parking spot.

A passenger on the flight said Depardieu appeared to be drunk and insisted he be allowed to use the bathroom during takeoff, when passengers must remain seated.

Depardieu, who took Russian citizenship in January 2013 as a protest against France’s 75 per cent tax on the rich, recently came under fire for suggesting Ukraine was part of Russia.

He was asked in an interview at the Baltic Pearl film festival in Latvia about the Ukraine situation and declared he ‘loves both Russia, and Ukraine, which is part of Russia’.

The actor was presented with his Russian passport by President Vladimir Putin himself and he launched a luxury watch line under the banner ‘Proud To Be Russian’.

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Never Drink Alone Again Because Now There’s Wine for Cats

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Never Drink Alone Again Because Now There’s Wine for Cats

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Paying for Petting Time in Japan’s Cat Cafes

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In Osaka, Japan, where many apartment dwellers aren’t allowed to keep pets, cat fanciers spend time with their favorite felines at the Cats’ Time Cafe
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You never have to drink alone again, because now you can drink with your cats. At least in Japan you can, because a Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats.

This special feline libation is called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau.” As Kotaku reports, “nyan nyan” is the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow.” (Oh hey, remember Nyan Cat?) This cat wine doesn’t really contain any alcohol, but it does contain juice made from Cabernet grapes, along with catnip. So just accept it. It’s wine. For cats.

Nyan Nyan Nouveau costs 399 yen (or $4) for a bottle, and the company is only producing a thousand of them, so you should probably act fast.

why cats are bad-asses

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Cats are the animal kingdom's natural ninjas.
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2. Cats don’t walk tightwires, they chill out on them.
While their size is small, their curiosity is HUGE.
3. While its size is small, a cat’s curiosity is huge.
Cats are America's most popular pet.
4. Cats are America’s most popular pet.
Cats don't give a crap where you think they fit on the food chain.
5. Cats don’t give a crap where you think they fit on the food chain.
Cats bully alligators for lunch money.
6. Cats bully alligators for their lunch money.
If it comes down to it, cats can fight like motherf****s.
7. If it comes down to it, cats can fight like motherf****s.
They're comfortable on the ground, in the trees, and even in the air.
8. Cats are comfortable on the ground, in the trees, and even in the air.
All the metal, none of the face-paint.
9. Cats are all the metal with none of the face-paint.
Cats are protective.
10. While dogs are known as the loyal protectors, check out this cat protecting his home.