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Gérard Depardieu is a big lump of pure messiness and that probably has a lot do with his screwed-up childhood. While some of us were spending the 10th year of our lives making friendship bracelets and choreographing dances to Taylor Dayne songs in our mom’s garage, Gérard Depardieu was on the streets, selling his ass to men. In his new memoir It Happened Like That (Ca C’est Fait Comme Ca), Gérard writes that his family was really poor, like Fantine in Les Miserables poor, and so at the age of 10 he did sex stuff with grown dudes for money. via The Daily Mail
Depardieu writes he began to wander the streets when he was just 10 but could easily pass for being 15 – and quickly realized he was attractive to men. He said: ‘I’ve known since I was very young that I please homosexuals’ and added when men approached, asking for sex, ‘I would ask them for money’.
When Gérard wasn’t working the streets as a child hooker, he was breaking into graves to steal jewelry from corpses. Now Lindsay Lohan knows why every time she broke into a grave in Paris to steal jewelry, the corpses would be bare. Gérard beat her to it decades before!
Gérard got caught thieving a car when he was 16 and he spent 3 weeks in prison for it. Once he got out, he went right back to turning tricks and quickly realized he could make even more money if he beat up (and I don’t mean in a rough trade kind of way) and robbed his johns.
‘At 20, the thug in me was alive and kicking,’ he writes. ‘I would rip some of them off. I would beat up some bloke and leave with all his money.’
This is why every era and every country needs its own Chris Hansen. Gérard’s life might’ve been different if anti-pedophile vigilante, Christophe Hansón, was protecting the streets from pedos in 1950s France.
When Gérard claimed that he can polish off 14 bottles of wine in one night, I figured he was burping up 100 proof lies. But now I believe it, because turning yourself into a human wine bag is one way to try forget the time you were a 10-year-old rent boy.