Daniel Senesael, Estaimpuis official and French film star Gerard Depardieu
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Gerard Depardieu made honorary citizen in Estaimpuis

Authorities in the Belgian municipality of Estaimpuis made their most famous resident, French film star Gerard Depardieu, an honorary citizen.

Depardieu, who stirred up controversy by becoming a tax exile last year, later threw a big housewarming barbecue at his five-bedroomed chateau he bought in Nechin in December.

Depardieu bought the property after France's Socialist government proposed a 75% tax rate on high incomes.

  • 25 Aug 2013
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