His optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps his idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though he appears confident and positive, Gérard Depardieu is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than he lets on. And while it is true that Depardieu likes to play, he is also serious about his work and commitments.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Depardieu. Gérard Depardieu will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Gérard Depardieu has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Gérard Depardieu seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Gérard has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Gérard Depardieu has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Gérard Depardieu plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Depardieu.
Depardieu's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Gérard Depardieu has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Depardieu can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Gérard Depardieu feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Gérard Depardieu also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Gérard expects the best, and usually gets it.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Depardieu's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Gérard Depardieu tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Realistic and practical, Gérard Depardieu sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Depardieu possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Gérard Depardieu also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Depardieu often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
He prefers more serious kinds of conversation with his friends and neighbors rather than small talk. Because his communication is clear and concise, Gérard Depardieu can impress others by taking control of negotiations or business dealings.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Gérard Depardieu is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
Sun Opposition Saturn/N. Node