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Critics savage Depardieu's new role as tax exile

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French politicians reacted with dismay on Monday after it emerged the country's leading actor, Gerard Depardieu, has taken up the role of tax exile in neighbouring Belgium. 

French actor Gerard Depardieu poses during a photocall for the new Asterix film "Au service de Sa Majesté" (God Save Britannia) on October 1 in Berlin. French politicians reacted with dismay on Monday after it emerged the country's leading actor, Gerard Depardieu, has taken up the role of tax exile in neighbouring Belgium.

The move is the latest chapter in the career of a star who is rapidly becoming as famous for his erratic and sometimes controversial behaviour as for his achievements on the silver screen.

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