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Actor Gerard Depardieu claims he shot two lions and can drink 14 bottles of wine a day

Gerard Depadieu claims he can drink up to 14 bottles of wine due to boredom Photo: PA Wire

French movie star Gerard Depardieu has revealed he once shot two lions while on holiday in Africa and that he can drink up to 14 bottles of wine a day.

In an interview with a French film magazine, the actor claims he shot the animals "out of self defence" when they would not get out of his way.

He told So Film he was pushing his truck along a track after it broke down and the lions wouldn't move even after he fired a warning shot.

Gerard Depardieu allegedly shot two lions while on holiday in Africa Credit: PA Wire

The actor also reveals during the interview that he can guzzle up to 14 bottles of wine a day "out of boredom".

"In the morning, it starts at home with champagne or red wine before 10 A.M., then again champagne, he tells the magazine.

"Then pastis - maybe half a bottle. Then food, accompanied by two bottles of wine.

“In the afternoon, champagne, beer and more pastis at around 5pm, to finish off the bottle.

“Later on, vodka and/or whisky."

But the star claims he is never totally drunk.

"All you need is a 10-minute nap and voila, a slurp of rose wine and I feel as fresh as a daisy,” the actor tells the magazine.

Gerard Depadieu claims he can drink 14 bottles of wine in a day Credit: PA Wire