March 25 - The actor teams up with watch maker Cvstos for a new ad campaign. Alicia Powell reports.
Gerard Depardieu is proud to be Russian. The French born actor who famously took up Russian citizenship to allegedly avoid a proposed tax hike in France, has teamed up with Swiss watchmakers Cvstos. A picture posted on the company's Facebook page shows Depardieu posing with a watch described as the "Gerard Depardieu Edition Proud to be Russian." Depardieu first moved to Belgium in 2012 and then continued east to Russia, where President Vladimir Putin granted him citizenship in January 2013. The actor previously denied he left his homeland for tax reasons, saying that, although he now has a Russian passport, he is still very much French.