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Gerard Depardieu has an insatiable thirst for wine

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Could you drink up to 14 bottles of wine a day? Gerard Depardieu says he can

French actor Gerard Depardieu is making headlines for something other than his acting talent: He's making headlines for his drinking.

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To fill his boredom, the Life of Pi actor claims he gets help from the wine bottle and can drink up to a whopping 14 bottles a day.

"When I'm bored, I drink. Apart from compulsory moments of abstinence. After bypass surgery, and also because of cholesterol and stuff, I have to be careful," he revealed to So Film magazine.

"I'm not going to die. Not now. I still have energy," he continued.

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It's no secret Depardieu loves wine because he happens to own a vineyard. But he went on to explain that even though he can drink copious amounts of alcohol, he is never really drunk.

"I can't drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles... per day. But I'm never totally drunk, just a little pissed. All you need is a 10 minute nap and voilà, a slurp of rosé wine and I feel as fresh as a daisy!"

However, that's not to say he hasn't made headlines for his drunken antics before. Remember when he urinated on a plane in 2011? And when he also was detained by police in 2012 for taking a drunken joy ride on his scooter?

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Depardieu, who stars in the upcoming film about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Welcome to New York, also revealed why he used to get in fights — just make sure you drink the Champagne he offers you!

"It's in my nature, bold and expansive, particularly at that time. When you're full of life, it can have a positive effect — like offering someone 1,000 roses. That can be good — or it can be bad, like bashing an ashtray on a cop's head because he refuses to drink the champagne you're offering him. But usually I'm never the one who starts the fight."

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