Gerard Depardieu played a Frenchman desperate to do anything to live in America in the 1990 movie "Green Card", but in a new interview, he shows little love for the US.
"The US? They're a people who have constantly destroyed others," the 66-year-old actor railed in a broadcast Thursday by Paris radio station France Inter, taken from an interview he gave the day before to Russian journalists in Moscow.
"They fought each other, destroyed the Indians, after that they perpetrated slavery, then there was the civil war," he said.
"After that, they were the first to use the atomic bomb...No, I prefer being Russian."
He added: "If the Europeans stopped listening to the Americans, well, I'd be a lot happier."