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Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don`t realize it. Even if you`re not a great chef, there`s nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn`t. That`s what`s so terrible about the industrialization of agriculture and the food chain. There are children growing up today who don`t know what a lamb, a pig or a rabbit looks like.

I want to get more involved with the vineyards I have all over the world and to spend more time with the people who work in them. You need to be there to make yourself understood; you can`t just tell people what to do from the end of a telephone line. My unrealized ambition is to tend my vines, produce wine and work like an artisan. I dream of rediscovering the old traditions and customs of wine growing, not necessarily to deny the technology which we have today, but to harness it and work in harmony with nature.

I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.

I`ve had affairs. But I`m not the sort of man who has 10,000 affairs.

I don`t snack all the time, but I do sometimes drink l more than I should.

I have learnt a lot about my body since my heart attack. I don`t drink as much now as before.

If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.

I had rapidly become aware there were problems with the Kalifa group.

I would never let myself knock out a journalist.

The relationship between an actor and a director is like a love story between a man and a woman. I`m sure sometimes I`m the woman.

I`m about to stop filming! I`m a guy that is leaving. And for once, I`m not drunk! I`ve got nothing to lose. I did 170 films, and I`ve got nothing else to prove. I`m not going to keep up like this for ever. I finish in style with film director Thomas Gilou, who has made lots of successes, and has made a really good film with this Michou d`Auber (2007). I retire in style with this film. It`s wonderful.

I`d rather spend my time with gr*pe growers than actors. In the film industry, all the money is focused on television and the stupidity of American cinema. There are fewer and fewer "films d`auteur" made by people like Ken Loach or Claude Chabrol. The cinema is dead; it`s finished. Who goes to the movies now? It`s children. People who are 30 would rather sit at home in front of the telly.

Authenticity is the ability to listen to what nature tells us. Listening isn`t the same thing as never making a mistake, but the important thing is to learn.

"I`m happy with very little on this earth, but I do like to have a lot in my glass." (on his love for wine)

The relationship between an actor and a director is like a love story between a man and a woman. I`m sure sometimes I`m the woman

I never really like the characters I play. I only come to love them afterwards.

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