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French actor Depardieu in minor car collision in Moscow

Published on Jun 26, 2013 6:19 AM
 
Actor Gerard Depardieu attends the first Russian Film Festival which pays a tribute to the French actor in Nice on June 16, 2013. Depardieu was involved in a car accident in Moscow on Tuesday when a taxi rammed into a Mercedes carrying him in his adopted homeland of Russia, where he is filming a movie. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - French actor Gerard Depardieu was involved in a car accident in Moscow on Tuesday when a taxi rammed into a Mercedes carrying him in his adopted homeland of Russia, where he is filming a movie.

The 64-year-old star of films such as Green Card and Cyrano de Bergerac was unhurt and posed for photos with Russian traffic police in footage shown by tabloid portal Lifenews.ru.

Depardieu, who was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in January after criticising a planned 75-percent tax on millionaires in France, appears not to have been behind the wheel during the Moscow accident.

He was banned from driving for six months by a French court earlier this month, after he was found to be three times over the alcohol limit when he fell from a scooter last year.

 
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